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How to get rid of update notifications for a given app in Google Play Store?

General question I have an app X installed on my device in version Y. I don't want to update it to any newer version (Y+z) for some reason. Still, the Google Play Store app always lists updates for X,...
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Error 491 on Google Play Store

This error first occurred roughly 6 months ago when I was about to download an app. It was temporarily fixed, but it would always reappear until now. What I've tried doing: Removed Google account, ...
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Google play taking forever to install apps

I have a Sony Xperia Z1s running Android 5.0.2. I've noticed over the last couple months, that Google play will take literally hours to install an app, even with a good Internet connection. What it ...
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Cannot connect to google account tablet

I have a tablet and an older smartphone that I wish to use as a mini-tablet. while the tablet does have Play functioning I cannot log in to google account for other purposes. It just says cannot ...
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(Why) is it required to flash in order to install Google Play on CyanogenMod?

Is it required to flash in order to install Google Play on CyanogenMod? If so, why? Or is there a method to install Google Play on CyanogenMod without flashing? In comparison, other app stores such ...
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Is there a minimum app price at app stores?

Is there a limit on minimum app price? I ask as I never saw any app less than .99 in any app store (apart from free apps). Can an app be like .49 for example in Google or Amazon app store?
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I want to remove credit card information from Play Store

Please let me know how can I change my credit card information that I entered when I set up the Play Store.
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Insufficient space on Android 6 with SD-Card mouted as internal storage

I've got a Motorola Moto G 3 with Android 6.0 I installed a 32 GB SD-Card and I mounted it as Internal Storage (the new feature in Android 6). After installing some apps I get the error 'Insufficient ...
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Play Store icons are no longer transparent

The past few days I have noticed that the Play Store icons have a black background. I've even done a Factory Reset. I am facing the problem with every icon in the play store. Is there any way to get ...
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Can you help me check your internet connection and try again is always poping up [duplicate]

Hello can hou you help me my playstore keep showing thos message "check your internet connection and try again play store" I cleared the data on my Playstore, framework and google play services. I ...
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How to search the Play Store by permissions?

How do I specify that I do not wish to see apps that require for example internet access? Or to only show apps that use a specific permission? A specific repository with search on its webpage? An app ...
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play store rating effective measure of an app quality?

Most of the apps are rated between 4.0 and 4.6. How can I judge an app from its rating if they are all basically equally rated? Is there a way to make a judgement more effective?
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Update an app if an update is available but Play Store doesn't show update option.

I installed the earlier version of the Respawnables and now, I want to update the app. But there is no "Update" option available on the app's page in Play Store. How do I update the app?
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Redeeming Google Play Gift Card to Change Country

I wanted to change the country of my Google Play from Philippines to US. Which you can find in a similar post here. I've tried changing my "Home address" in the settings section of my Google Wallet ...
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Update APK Installed App

I recently installed an app to my phone using an APK, because this app is not available in my country. When I looked it up in my Google Play Store (I only get to view this app in my wishlist, because ...
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How can I get high contrast browsing on my Android 4.0.4 device

I have recently bought a Onyx BOOX M96C+ which I just found that runs android 4.0.4.I'm finding no settings saying high-cntrast on its built-in browser. On play store I'm finding lots of apps saying '...
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Google Play Store isn't installing anymore

Recently I have tried to uninstall Google Play Store. When it finished uninstalling, I tried to install new Google Play Store. And, it shows App Isn't install It continues every time with the message ...
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Error downloading App in Google Play Store

I am really pissed because I can't download even 1 app in Play Store. It'll pop out in my notifications above, "Error retreiving information.... Etc" How can I fix this and download the app?
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Will Google play store auto update in future if I install latest store APK manually for now?

I'm desperately waiting for play store to update to 4.9.13, now it's been three weeks since update release and I'm losing control now. I want to ask that for now if I update play store manually with ...
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Playstore won't allow me to log into my google account

I have a Galaxy S5 and whenever I try to login to my google account to set up playstore I keep getting this same message. "Can't establish reliable connection to the server, this could be a temporary ...
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Google wallet and in-app purchases

I have recently started playing game of war and mobile strike. I have bought a couple of the in app purchases. I have met somebody else that plays the same games and he gets the purchases for like ...
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How is it possible that an app stores its data even though I clear the cache and uninstall?

I have downloaded an app (its a game), made some test progress, and then deleted the game data. I have also cleared the cache and uninstalled the game, but whenever I install it again from the Google ...
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How the updates of some apps in the Play Store start from ~50%?

For example, when I updated Whatsapp today, the download started from 13.1MB and the app size was 23.4MB. I had disabled all auto updates. I have also noticed this in some other app updates.
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Can't download from Play Store on Wi-Fi

I have a BLU Vivo Air (non LTE) with 4.4.2 installed, and it has developed an issue where it will not download app updates over WiFi. The download from the Play Store starts, but immediately goes to "...
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View Google Play In-App Purchases on Google Play Store

When viewing an application on the Google Play Store (for example, Sygic GPS Navigation), it says underneath the Install button "Offers in-app purchases". Unfortunately, I don't see a way to view the ...
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Why is the play store displaying same app twice under the My apps section

4 Under the All apps the true caller is shown twice by the play store / Under the settings there is only one app not two. (click images for larger variants) Android Version:4.1.2 Jellybean Device: ...
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Android App initial release date

When you are viewing an app in Google Play store, it displays the following : Updated, Size, Installs, Current Version, Requires Android, and Rating. I am trying to do some research and figure out ...
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How to enable Google Play on the Gionee M3S Android phone?

I recently purchased a Gionee M3S Android phone. It came with Google play on the home screen, but when clicked, that just pops up a white box briefly. How do I enable Google play on this phone?
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Is it possible to only use your Google account for Google Play only?

I'm developing Android applications on a phone (5.0.2) provided by my company so I'm supposed to log on Google Play in order to download other applications and test them. The thing is with that, all ...
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thl 4000 can't install apps - insufficient storage [duplicate]

On my thl 4000 I can't install apps - I get 'insufficient storage' massage, but I have 168M of free storage and the apps are 2 - 8 M I tried to follow all the instructions on the different forums, it ...
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Blocking Adult Content

I want to know how can I restrict access to adult content on my android phone 📞 What. Are the apps available in play store and is there any other permanent way to restrict such content on my phone. ...
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How to restore a Google Play adb backup to use it with another version of the app (downloaded with another app store)?

I have an adb backup I created when the app was installed via Google Play. Now I want to uninstall this app and switch to the FDroid version of this app. However restoring the "Google Play version" ...
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How can I stop the Android Market from showing bad/naughty apps?

I am using Honeycomb with Xoom, it's very annoying to see all the bad naughty apps all over the market, for example in the category "Libraries and Demos". Although we can ignore them and not download, ...
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How to fix a consistently freezing app download?

On my new Motorola X, I am downloading an app (Amazon's Kindle app) from the Google Play store and it is consistently getting to 91% downloading and then freezing there. I can cancel the download ...
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Can't update or install apps from my Tecno H7 playstore

anytime i try to update or install an app from the playstore i am told my device storage is insufficient. Yet i have 329mb free internal storage and 5gb free external storage. I have set my default ...
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Unable to update system app

I have been trying to update the system apps on my android phone, where in I get an error mentioning that the application which I'm downloading can't be installed. (Error code :- 104) When I searched ...
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Can't update to WhatsApp latest version

I got a message saying I was running on an old version of WhatsApp and that I must update the app from Google play store. However, when I try to update, it hangs at the message saying Updating and ...
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Android 6 Internal SD card Problems

I upgraded to android 6 (marshmallow) on my Motorola G phone. The best feature (or so it seemed) was the internal SD card feature as before you could barely put anything on your SD card. I have had so ...
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“Incompatible with other application(s) using the same shared user ID” when installing Google Play services

I am using Samsung Galaxy Tab 3. I use it to play games and I have one that needs to be backed up by Google+. Unfortunately, my tablet doesn't have Google+ and Google Play services app installed in it....
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Manage lists of apps

Is there such a functionality or app that enables you to manage lists of apps in Play Store? I want to have lists of apps stored somewhere on the cloud and install an entire list at once. Such a ...
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Google Play Store force me to add a credit card, preventing me to use WhatsApp or Skype

Play Store forced me to add a credit card, but I don't want it. There's no cancel button. I can't use WhatsApp, Skype, YouTube because of it. I can't add a credit card because my parents did not ...
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App updates from different sources

I'd like to know why F-Droid shows updates before Google Play Store. Typically these are apps like Hacker's Keyboard and NetGuard Firewall, etc. Wouldn't the developers of such apps submit changes at ...
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Unable to connect samsung device to pc [closed]

I'm having problem connecting my device(Samsung j7) to my laptop via USB port. Can someone help me?
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How to find all previously installed apps deleted from history?

I'm looking for a game I played in the past that I'm willing to pay for today. I usually delete my history when you go to the Play Store - My Apps - All. That means all I have there are the currently ...
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Google play store [duplicate]

I'm using Lenovo A2010, at the time of installation app installed but after msg reflected error code 504 trouble shooting, what's the reason behind this, & how can solve this? Can help me?
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Double tap to zoom to paragraph

Does google play books have double tap to zoom to paragraph ?(much like iOS, where you double tap , and it zooms you to a text in a pdf ) I was reading on google play books, and it doesn't seem to ...
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Uninstalled Google Play services [duplicate]

An using huawei Y330, I unknowingly uninstalled my google play services and now I can't use some of my apps because they say This app can't work unless Google Play Services is updated. If I ...
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Play store missing & cant update Whatsapp

I'm using Xiaomi 1s. After updated to MIUI 7, my google play store is not there. And so I cant able to update my Whatasapp. Please help me to update Whatsapp...
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trouble installing apps from google play

Since 3 or 4 days when I try to download apps (from the Google Play Store), the download gets paused. After the download gets paused, I am unable to continue the download. There's no error message ...
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Too many active sessions - cannot install apps from Play Store anymore

PlayStore crashes each time I try to install/update an app since a few days. I have an unmodified Honor 7. I found the resulting stacktrace: ... 30147-30147/? E/AndroidRuntime: FATAL EXCEPTION: main ...