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Google Play updates on mobile connection despite setting

Even though I have set the option not to update apps on mobile connection, it still updates them and Google Play app is the number one in my mobile connection usage. How to fix it?
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Error installing Google Play Store on tablet [duplicate]

I have a tablet which doesn't have Google play store. I downloaded it but when I open it, it says "Unfortunately Google play store has stopped." I have already cleared data but it is not working.
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Resume broken apk download

I am trying to install Asphalt 8 game which is 1.35 GB in size. However my wife network is erratic due to which the downloading stops after sometime. Is there any way to resume the download from the ...
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I can't get feedback on my comment from the Google play store

So I commented on Smule Sing! App and I gave it two stars. Everything was normal until I got feedback on my comment from Smule. I got an email and I tried to click on the link but it wouldn't let me, ...
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Android google play no connection error

About a month ago my application updates ate all of the memory of my phone (samsung galaxy young), so I decided to uninstall, or disable and downgrade applications. I did this to google play as well. ...
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Normal behaviour of Quad Core Android device? Is mine normal?

I have a MINIX X7 Pro, with 2GB Ram and 16 GB ROM Quad Core 1.6 Ghz, which seems to me a very powerful device available on the market though now may not be the high-end end. What surprises me though.. ...
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Application cannot be installed in the default install location (all apps)

I am updating 30 apps, and they are all giving me this error. I'm trying to update through the normal Play Store. I have tried restarting my phone, no luck. I have the Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket, ...
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On android, is there any way to sign into Google Play without also signing into Gmail?

I have an android tablet. I would like to sign in into the play store in order to get other apps, but I do not want to sign in gmail/contacts/calenders/g+ etc. This device will be shared among ...
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Does the Play Store app verify the APKs?

Many people (including me) are downloading/installing/updating applications in public networks where we cant be sure of a secure connection without MiTM attacks, does Google's Play Store transmit the ...
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Unable To Open Google Play

I've encountering a problem. The problem is that i can't access my Google Play on a my Wi-fi. It is not on a particular tablet or phone. Its all the devices me an my family own. That includes 4 phones ...
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Android phone rejects valid Google login

New (to me) Samsung Galaxy Appeal, running Gingerbread. Want to buy / install apps from Play Store. Try to add Account to device using my perfectly valid Google credentials (with which I am posting ...
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Updates are not showing on Play Store

I read in news that a new Google Search update is rolling out (version 3.5.14). When I checked on the Play Store it was not showing the update, although update date was listed as June 26th and the ...
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What rights do I have with music purchased through the Play Store?

I was about to buy an album that Google Play recommended, and I thought was good. Just as I'm about to enter my password, I noticed that nowhere does it show what type of music I'm getting. Am I ...
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Apps which change region in google play store [duplicate]

I search for applications which change region in Google play store. I found Market Enabler apk but it is not a good choice. Any reccomendation?
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Do refunded Google Play purchases show up on credit card bill?

When you purchase an app that costs money on Google Play but then refund it within the 15 minute leniency period, does any record of the purchase and subsequent refund show up on the bill from the ...
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Get rid of Google Play

I would like to freeze, or in any way disable Google Play on my Android 2.3.6. I tried to prevent the autorun: it always finds its way. I tried to freeze it with Gemini App Manager: even blocked it ...
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Candy Crush on HTC Desire? [duplicate]

Am I not able to install Candy Crush game on my HTC Desire. The telephone is not rooted and just hard reset How can I solve it?
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Google Play App Icon is gone, and cannot be installed

With a recent update to my Verizon Android Galaxy S4, the Google Play store icon has disappeared from my apps list. I have done adb shell pm list packages and com.android.vending is there, but I get ...
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Play Store updating over Mobile Data when it is not supposed to

Today I got a bit of a nasty surprise with my mobile data and I am not sure how to correct it. In my settings for the Play Store I have (and had for ages) download only on Wifi. This month something ...
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Icon issues in Google Play Store 4.8.20 [duplicate]

I'm running Android 4.2.1 and recently the Play Store app updated to version 4.8.20 and since then I'm facing icon issues within the store. Click for larger version As you can see, there's a weird ...
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View “What's New” in landscape in the Play Store

When I'm on my Nexus 7 (2013) in landscape mode, the Play Store shows me the permissions list, but nothing about what's changed in the application being updated. In portrait mode I get the full ...
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How does my phone start installing apps so quickly when initiated from the play on-line store?

When I go to the Google Play on-line store and install an app, how does my phone know to install it? Is it using push notifications? Quite often it happens within a few seconds so presumably it can't ...
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Change gmail account which will make in-app purchase?

What is the procedure to change email account which you want to use to make in-app purchase? Take a look at the image. I am using 2 gmail account and only 1 has credit card attached. The primary ...
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Android secret hidden code to open settings [duplicate]

I have rooted the phone. After few days I reset the phone. Thereafter it didnt showed anything .My phone is Intex Aqua 4.0 with android 2.3.5 Can you tell me the telephone code to open the settings ...
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How to reinstall google play store app in jellybean?

I have telus samsung galaxy s2x with android jellybean 4.1.2 (non rooted). When going on play store I got an error about authentication needed. So I did uninstall updates from application manager (as ...
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Why does the Play Store need access to NFC?

In xPrivacy, I can see that the Play Store asks for getNfcAdapter. What does it need it for?
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Google Play site says the app is compatible but the Google Play app says otherwise

I am trying to download a game from Google Play to my VirtualBox. The site (browsed with my Windows 7 laptop and Firefox) says the app is compatible with all of my devices. I happily clicked the ...
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Installing Whatsapp on Galaxy Note Pro

I have installed whatsapp in my galaxy note pro previously but uninstall a few days later. Now that I want to install back again, it says device does not support whatsapp. Please advise why am I ...
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Google Play Store No connection

Why when I enter Google Play Store using my LG-P875 phone, it shows only "No Connection Retry"? A few days ago I was deleting some apps and other stuffs to save up my storage space, and I wonder if I ...
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Why is my phone not an available option on the online Play market?

I have to Android devices, a phone and a tablet. I recently upgraded both to Android 4.4. When I go to Google Play's website using a browser on my computer, and select an app to install, my list of ...
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Play store - Wishlist server error DF-DFERH-01 - ZTE Blade III

My android was working fine until one day, i saw Error retrieving information from server. [DF-DFERH-01] with a RETRY button. This is happening only in the "My wishlist" menu. No errors before. ...
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Best rated apps ? Any list of them?

Thousands of apps on playstore but there is no way to sort them on best rated.is there any site of way to find best rated apps (from playstore or otherwise) ???
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Minimal .apks for play store

Introduction I just installed CyanogenMod 10.2 on HTC One X+ and I want to install ONLY the Google Play Store. I know there is Gapps, but I want to have even less apps on my phone than what is in ...
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Is it possible for Google to detect app updates that have not been delivered through Play Store?

I'm playing a game that is developed by a sub-division of Google. (Ingress/Niantic) Usually new versions of this game pushed out through staged roll-outs, which means if you are not one of the lucky ...
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Cyanogen and Google Play compatibility

I already read, how to install Google Play on Cyanogen. But then what? Do the apps from Play store install seamlessly, like on "standard" Android? Some apps require minimum version of Android. ...
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What are the pros and cons of allowing Google Play store to automatically update apps?

Automatically update apps on my Android phone: Upsides: Apps get new feature, bug fixes, performance improvements, etc. Downsides: The UI layout or some features that I am already used to ...
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ART makes Facebook app non installable (Error: -24) [duplicate]

I have an Android 4.4.2 phone and I enabled ART instead of Dalvik. When I go to the Google Play Store and try to install Facebook, it can't install the app. I get two errors, sometimes I get ...
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Why there is a delay when I install app from play store on my pc

When I install any app from Google Play from pc, it wont install soon. I need to click 2 or 3 times install to install the app in my phone. But when I click install it will show as installed but it ...
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-24 Google Play Error on installing eBay [duplicate]

Whenever I try to install the eBay app from the play store I get a -24 error code: "unknown error when installing application". I have googled the error and I cannot find anything relating to this. ...
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Where the apps from google play get downloaded?

If I am installing an application in windows, I will be downloading the exe and clicking the exe will install the application. Even if I uninstall the application, I can reinstall the application from ...
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Does 'installation unsucessful' apps occupy space in SD card

After downloading some of the apps from google store I get a notification stating phone memory low and subsequently the installation gets failed.My question does these not installed app files get ...
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How to remove Google Play sample books from my library without them coming back?

I have the Google Play Books app on my Android tablet, and there are three books included with it: Alice in Wonderland, The Three Musketeers, and Treasure Island. When I go to my library and hit the ...
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Find when an app was released on the google play store [duplicate]

I tried searching for a tool online but couldn't find how you can find out when an android app was first released on the google play store? On google play it just mentions when it was last updated. ...
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Why can't I download apps on my android phone?

I have a Huawei ascend y300 4.1 android jelly bean .Every time I try downloading apps from google play it says "Couldn't install on USB storage or SD Card" I try deleting apps I don't use for memory ...
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Error while installing APK without Play Store

I've downloaded some app* from the play store via the bluestacks emulator and then copied the apk off the emulated system to my android phone. But when I want to install it, I'll get an error which ...
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Autodownload apps that installed on another tablet?

Is there a solution without any extra app or software for the following: I have here an old Acer A510 Tablet with my account, also a new Xperia Z2 Tablet - I would like to force the play store on the ...
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How to get specific contact's “+1” Play Store applications list?

I would like to get list of "+1" Play Store applications of specific contacts. Are there any ways to do this?
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I get an application error 919 when updating Chrome. How to proceed?

While updating Chrome, I repeatedly get the following error: Unknown error code during application install: "919" This is on a Wolfgang AT-AS43D4, running stock 4.1.2. I have about 100 MB free ...
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Prevent Google Play from reinstalling apps after factory reset

I've got multiple Android devices and have a plethora of apps. I've just done a factory reset on one in order to use it for development purposes only, however there are a couple of apps that I need ...
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when i download apps from my computer to send to my new motorola i1 they go to my old phone

My Problem: My device doesn't show up on Google play. Only my old phone, the one my Grandmother is using. The apps I download go to her phone! Please help!