Prevent unauthorized purchases from Microsoft Store

Applies to: Microsoft StoreMicrosoft account

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Windows 10

You can set Microsoft Store to require a password when you make purchases. This helps prevent you or anyone sharing your device from buying something accidentally.

  • Open Microsoft Store , select More  in the upper right corner of your screen, and then choose Settings.
  • Under Purchase sign-in, turn off I want to buy without a password, for faster checkout.
  • Repeat these steps for each device you share.

Xbox One

To help prevent unauthorized purchases from your console, you can set it to ask for the password every time you buy something.

  • Press the Xbox button on the controller to open the guide, then select System  Settings Account > Sign-in, security & passkey. To help protect your account, you may be asked to enter your password.
  • Select Change my sign-in & security preferences.

  • Scroll right and select Customize.
  • Scroll right and select Ask for my passkey to make purchases.
  • Select Passkey required.

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