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On my Note 2 I have two accounts configured

my.email@gmail.com
my.work.email@company.com

Usually I have the Play Store configured to buy/install apps under my.email@gmail.com but somehow it got changed to my work email a while back. Before I noticed this, I installed ~20 apps using the my.work.email@company.com

Is there a way for me to re-associate those purchases with my.email@gmail.com without manually reinstalling each app? And how will this be different for free vs paid apps that I installed while using my.work.email@company.com?

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There's currently no way to do this. Free apps can be re-downloaded under the appropriate account, of course, but Google has no provision for moving paid apps (or free ones, in bulk) from one account to another. The Google Play support page has their official stance on this:

At this time, it's not possible to transfer apps from one account to another.

Some developers are willing to issue refunds for purchases on old accounts if you repurchase the app(s) using a new account. You can always reach out to the developer of an app, and you can find their contact information by following these steps:

  1. Visit Google Play and select the app in question

  2. On the app's description page, scroll down to the Developer section

  3. Find either an email address, phone number or website listed.

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Accurate answer. Google could easily develop a way to do this, but I think they prefer you just spend your money to buy all the apps again. So much for "do no evil"... again. –  RockPaperLizard 19 hours ago

While you can't transfer apps, you can sync the appropriate email (with all the apps purchased) to multiple devices so you have access to the apps. Just be sure to DESELECT all the other things (gmail, calendar, etc.) so the only thing that is synched from that account is the apps (Google Play Store).

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