Your Google Account Isn't Authorized to Use Google Payments and Possible Methods to Solve the Problem

When you get the notification of “Your Google account isn't authorized to use Google Payments”, you will not be able to purchase certain app. In this case, there are some solutions for this problem.

In accessing payment in Google Play, you may find some problems, and notification of “Your Google account isn't authorized to use Google Payments” is one of them. When it appears, it is clear you cannot access the payment since there is problem with your current account. However, it is not problem without solution. In case you want to solve it, some ways can be taken.

Your Google Account Isn't Authorized to Use Google Payments

The Causes of Problems


Specifically, this error refers to the error of [OR-DDUH-01]. The problem is related to the fact that Google account isn’t authorized. This case specifically occurs in account that use the email provided by some universities. The account has ending “*.edu”.

When the notification of “Your Google account isn't authorized to use Google Payments” appears, some possibilities occur and it is related to the support and authorization of the application. Firstly, it is possible the administration of certain universities do not give permission to buy certain apps. Secondly, the apps to download are games, so the universities block the accesses. In addition to these possibilities, it may also happen due to some errors in administration.

After knowing the causes, it is quite clear that the problems exist in the email used to access the Google Play store. Because of that, when the Google account isn’t authorized, certain treatment must be conducted to the account.

Method 1: Switch the Account and Use the Private Google Account


For the first solution, it is easy to do. You only need to switch the account. It is possible to do and this can become the easiest way to solve the problem when the Google account isn’t authorized. In order to do the methods, you can check these details.

1. Open Google Play
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You will change or switch the account from the Google Play. Once you have entered the Google Play, you swipe the screen from the left edge to the right. Then, you will find some options of setting, including your active account.

2. Replace the account

On the top of menu, there is information of your active account. In this case, you can check if you have other registered account. In case you get another account, you can replace it easily. Touching another email will be the way to switch it.

However, when you have no other emails registered in the Google Play, you have to register the alternative account. This may take time since you have to input the email and password. There will also be verification process before the new email or account is registered. Once it is done, the new email will appear.

This first method can become the best solution in case your Google account isn’t authorized. When your email from your university does not allow you to purchase certain app, it is better to use another account. By doing this, problem is solved.

Method 2: Activate Google Payment


The second method is quite special since it is not dedicated for the common account. Specifically, this method will only work for accounts that have access as administrator. In order to solve the notification of “Your Google account isn't authorized to use Google Payments”, these are the steps.
  • Open the admin.google.com. Once the link is opened, the user only needs to login. 
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  • Go to the menu of “application” and choose the sub menu of “Google Additional Services
  • Find the menu for “Google Payment” and you can activate this menu.
From the steps above, it is clear that the feature is not activated, so it has nothing to do with the problem of Google account isn’t authorized. Moreover, it is also only for account that have access as administrator.

By knowing these two, you will not have problem anymore with payment process. When you use the account provided university, you only need to change or switch it. When it is your private account, mostly the notification of “Your Google account isn't authorized to use Google Payments” will not appear.

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