The Windows Store in Windows 10 has thousands of excellent apps. While most of the popular apps are free, not all free. The best thing about Windows Store is that, unlike app stores in other operating systems, the Windows Store allows users to install and try apps for a limited time before purchasing them.
Buy apps without entering Store password in Windows 10
With default settings, when you attempt to install a free app from the Store in Windows 10, the Store doesn’t ask you to enter your Microsoft account ID or password if you have already signed in to the Store using a Microsoft account. However, the Store asks you to enter the Microsoft account password when you attempt to buy an app, music, or movie from the Store.
To begin with, this is a security feature to prevent unauthorized purchases on your Windows 10 device. This means that even if someone gains access to your PC, he/she won’t be able to buy new apps, music, or movies from the Store without knowing your Microsoft account password. This is the reason why the Store app asks you to enter your password while buying from it.
If you often buy apps, music, and movies from the Windows 10 Store, you might want to stop the Store from asking for your password every time you attempt to buy something, including in-app purchases.
Those of you who want to prevent the Store from asking for a password while buying can follow the given below directions to stop the Store from requesting a password before completing the purchase.
Prevent Store from asking for password
Important: We recommend you don’t change this default setting unless you have not saved your credit card information in the Store app. For instance, if you have saved your credit card information in the Store app, anyone who has access to your PC will be able to purchase apps, music, and movies from the Store if you have configured the Store to not to ask for your password while making a purchase.
And if you have saved credit card information in the Store app, we recommend you sign out of the Store app after purchasing an app.
Step 1: Open the Store app. You can do that by either clicking on the Store icon on the taskbar or using Start/taskbar search.
Step 2: Once the Store app is launched, click on the three horizontal dots (appears next to search box) and then click the Settings option.
Step 3: Under the Purchase sign-in section, turn on I want to buy without a password, for faster checkout option.
Step 4: You will see the following dialog where you need to enter your Microsoft account password or PIN (if you have enabled PIN to log in to Windows 10). If you have set up Windows Hello fingerprint reader, you will be asked to swipe your finger on the fingerprint to verify your identity.
NOTE: You need to enter your Microsoft account password that you used to sign-in to the Store and not the local user account password (applies only to those who are using a local account on Windows 10). Users using a Microsoft account to sign in to Windows 10 will have to enter the same password that you enter at the login screen.