How to Enable Biometric Authentication for Google Play Purchases on Pixel 7

This post will walk you through activating biometric authentication for every Play store purchase you’ll make on the newest Google Pixel smartphone. Here’s a quick guide to enable biometric authentication for Google Play purchases on Pixel 7.

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Play Store is a go to place whenever you need to get or use a certain app on your Android smartphone. Most of the apps available in the Play Store are downloadable for free while other services are offered via one-time purchase. 

If you don't want to obtain any unauthorized Google Play purchases, you can make use of the Android 13 biometric authentication for Play Store purchases. And here's how to activate this feature on the latest Google Pixel variant.

  1. To get started, open the Play Store app by tapping on the Play Store icon from the Home screen.



    If you don’t see this icon from the Home screen, then you will need to access the Apps tray and then launch the Play Store app from there.

  2. While in the Play Store app main screen, tap on your Play Store profile icon located on the top-right corner of the search for apps and games bar.



    Doing so launches a side menu with different items.

  3. Find and then tap Settings from the given options to proceed.



    The Play Store settings menu will load up next. Here, you will see five dropdown menus namely general, network preferences, authentication, family and about.

  4. To continue, tap Authentication.



    A drop-down menu opens with two options.

  5. Tap Biometric authentication to proceed.



    Doing so will prompt you to enter the correct password for the Google Play Store account that’s set up on the phone.

  6. Just type in the correct password and then tap OK to continue.



    If you entered the correct password, the Biometric authentication feature will be activated.

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  • Settings
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  • Google Pixel 7

When enabled, your phone will prompt you to enter your password or Biometric authentication whenever you attempt to purchase apps and games through Google Play’s billing system. A purchase will only become successful or completed when a correct password or authentication requirement is entered.

Setting your phone to require a password or authentication for Play Store purchases is highly recommended if you allow other people like your family members to use your device.

Such is a handy feature to prevent incurring unexpected charges from unauthorized purchase of apps and games.

In case you forgot the password for your Play store account, just tap the Forgot password link then follow the rest of the onscreen instructions to reset your old password and create a new one.

And that’s how to activate biometric authentication for Google Play store purchases on the new Google Pixel 7 smartphone.

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