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How do I turn off 1-click payment method

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Initial post: Dec 13, 2011 6:31:09 AM PST
NIKE5000 says:
I bought two kindle fire's for my two daughters and rather if they decide to purchase anything I would like the old fashion way of me purchasing it myself. If they ever found out they could 1-click a purchase without my approval I think they would. How do I disengage the 1-click payment method?

Posted on Dec 13, 2011 8:13:35 AM PST
A-Gunn says:
Try CS but I don't think you can turn it off.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 13, 2011 8:29:34 AM PST
Beth says:
Supposedly you can remove your credit card once you have established the account. If they do purchase something then you get an email- it is after the fact but you have 7 days to return.

Posted on Dec 13, 2011 8:38:09 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 13, 2011 8:38:48 AM PST
L. Leverton says:
There is an option to turn off 1click for the kindle fire. It only works for the kindle fire. , but I think it still allows purchases of apps. There is a big update coming out within 2 weeks with more secure buying controls.

Posted on Dec 13, 2011 8:42:06 AM PST
L. Leverton says:
You can also set it up so that it requires a password to make the purchase. I copied and pasted this from the site. Amazon Appstore for Android users can set parental controls for their in-app purchases. To enable parental controls, launch the Amazon Appstore for Android app and tap the Menu icon. Tap "Settings" and select "Parental Controls." From this screen you can either require your password to make in-app purchases or set up a 4-digit PIN.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 13, 2011 9:04:36 AM PST
Beth Sexton says:
NIKE5000, on the Your Account page in the Settings box click on 1-Click Settings. See if you have a Turn off 1-Click button for the Fire. This supposedly will not allow them to make non-digital purchases from Amazon.

For the digital purchases you will get a e-mail and have 7 days to return them. (Since there is no shipping involved this is a fairly easy process.)

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 13, 2011 11:27:29 AM PST
NIKE5000 says:
Thanks Beth & Leverton... I went the old school way and deleted the shipping address along with the credit card account and entered a new shipping address and now they should ask me for a payment method and as I approach that point I will look very closely to not agree with the 1-click method plan... I haven't tried it yet but hope it works...thanks again.

Posted on Dec 13, 2011 11:49:17 AM PST
If you go to the Amazon website, click on "Your Account" at the top of the page, scroll down to the "Settings" section and click on "1-Click settings", you find the options to turn off 1-click.

Posted on Dec 28, 2011 12:52:49 PM PST
Just bought 2 Fires and am going through the process of removing purchase capability from kids (who knew that a 6 year old could learn to turn on wifi and install new app so quickly!). I turned off 1 click from my amazon account it's off for regular items but still an option (and working) for digital items. Ended up putting a wifi password on Fire to stop access to web altogether. Will take a look at Parental Controls suggestion above.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2011 2:26:52 PM PST
NIKE5000 says:
Deb... I have and had same problem until I rid myself of all the stress by giving both my kids very FIRM eye 2 eye contact directions. DO NOT DOWN LOAD ANYTHING UNTIL YOU CONFIRM WITH ME... or I take device away... I had no problems thus far.

Posted on Jul 27, 2012 9:57:50 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 27, 2012 9:58:16 PM PDT
2Dogs1Bowl says:
Why does Amazon insist on making this so hard to disable?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 27, 2012 10:14:01 PM PDT
Anne Shirley says:
Because the reason Amazon created the Fire was they wanted people to buy a lot of content from them, and one of the major points of creation of the device was to make it extremely easy and fast to purchase from them.

Posted on Jul 31, 2013 6:08:49 AM PDT
timbo says:
You cannot turn off the 1-click for Kindle, even if it is not active in your Amazon account as a whole. My solution is to use a prepaid debit card that has NO MONEY in the account. That way when the kid wants a book, the charge will "bounce" and she will have to ask me. Not sure if it will work, but I'm gonna give it a try.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 31, 2013 6:10:54 AM PDT
It should work. You might need to leave like 14¢ in it, but it should work.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 31, 2013 6:18:23 AM PDT
Just Peachy says:
Some of the Kindles have parental controls that let you block purchasing.

Posted on Mar 25, 2014 7:44:35 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 11, 2015 6:11:15 AM PDT
LWHNirvana says:
Yes it possible. You have to do it through your Amazon account'a settings, and turn off one click settings in all devices. I couldn't figure out how to do to turn off on kindle and had call to customer service. I think Amazon makes hard on purpose as many people will make more purchases.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 11, 2015 6:14:19 AM PDT
LWHNirvana says:
Yes it possible. You have to do it through your Amazon account's settings, and turn off one click settings in all devices. I couldn't figure out how to do it on kindle. Call customer service if you can't figure it out on ur own.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 11, 2015 6:15:00 AM PDT
CBRetriever says:
Back in 2011 (the date the post you are replying to was made) it was not possible to do that

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 11, 2015 6:15:37 AM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
Yes, you can now but not back in 2011 when this thread was started. You are replying to a post made over 3 years ago.
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