This is how to turn off Harry Potter: Wizards Unite in app purchases on the iPhone and Android. The new Harry Potter app is free to download and free to play, but there are in app purchases from $1.69 up to $169.99. This guide will show you how to turn these off or lock them behind a passcode so that your kid can’t spend a ton of money in the app.
The Harry Potter: Wizards Unite app arrived a little early and it is now available to download and play. Here’s a look at if Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is safe for kids and some of the new features in the game.
How to Turn Off Harry Potter: Wizards Unite In App Purchases
The process is different on iPhone and Android, but the end result is the same. Kids won’t be able to buy things in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite without your permission. This will help keep app spending in check and you can even set up an Ask to Buy option on iPhone.
How to Turn off In App Purchases on iPhone
You need to do this on each device that Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is installed on or that you want in app purchases restricted.
- Tap on Settings.
- Tap on Screentime.
- Tap on Content & Privacy Restrictions.
- Tap on iTunes & App Store Purchases.
- Tap on In-app purchases and choose Don’t Allow.
- You can also make sure that require password is checked.
If you are set up for Family Sharing on the iPhone, you can manage your family and tap on the child’s name to turn on Ask to Buy. With this on, you will get a notification asking you to approve in app purchases.
How to Turn off In App Purchases on Android
You can set up Android to require a password for each of the in app purchases made. This prevents kids from buying without approval, effectively turning off in app purchases. Make sure this is not a password that the child can guess.
- Open the Google Play Store App.
- Tap on the Menu.
- Choose Settings.
- Tap on Require Authentication for Purchases.
- Tap on For all the purchases through Google Play on this device.
This will allow you to stop the in app purchases on this device. If they also have an Android tablet you should change the option there as well.
When you start playing Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, you will need to join the Ministry and that means you need a Ministry ID.
You can take a selfie in the game and apply filters and Snapchat Style face filters to add hats, glasses and other items as you play.
This is all inside the game and the profile you create is added to your Ministry ID.
You should be able to change this pretty regularly since you will unlock new filters as you progress.
Of course you could just buy a bunch of Harry Potter gear and look like the most Wizardly Wizard without a filter.
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