If you’re the family manager in the family group, you can choose purchase approval settings for any member of your family. If you're a parent in the family group, you can choose the purchase approval settings for family members whose accounts are managed with Family Link.

On an Android Device:

1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Play Store app.
2. In the top left, tap "Menu" and then "Account" and then "Family" and then "Manage family members".
3. Tap a family member's name.
4. Tap Purchase approvals.
5. Select All content, Only paid content, Only in-app purchases, or No approval required.

On a Computer:

1. On your computer, visit the Google Play My Account page.
2. Click Family Group.
3. Click a family member's name.
4. Select All content, All paid content, Only in-app purchases, or No approval required.

Approve or deny requests

If you're a parent in a family group, you can approve or deny requests for content from Google Play. When a purchase is completed, the family manager gets an email receipt.

Paid Content:

1. When a family member makes a purchase, they'll see a screen that asks for your password.
2. Review the request.
3. To approve it, enter your Google Account password on their device.
4. Tap Approve.

Free Content:

If parental approval for Play content is required for a child whose Google Account is managed with Family Link, they'll see a screen with two options when they try to download or access content:

Ask in a message
1. You'll get a notification on your phone.
2. Review the request. To see more details, tap the request or the name of the app.
3. Tap Approve or Deny.
Note: If you turn off notifications for the Family Link app or the Play Store app, you won't get notified when there's a request.

Ask now
1. You'll review the request on your child's device.
2. To approve it, enter your Google Account password on their device.
3. Tap Approve.