I want to delete free apps from my Play Store library. I don't want to remove paid apps because I obviously paid for them so that means that they are useful to me in some way or another. However, I have accumulated a list of around 500 apps, of which 90% aren't used anymore.

The problem is, I can't remember which apps I paid for and which not. When I click on each app, I sometimes don't see that I purchased them, just the standard "Install" button.

Is there a way to filter out paid apps from my library?

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I suggest you use both a PC and your mobile for this solution.

Using your PC, visit your Play Store's order history. It would list only those apps you have bought so far. Now, in your Play Store app, go to Account (rightwards swipe from the left edge) → Library.

Compare the two lists. The ones which would not match would be the free ones.

This is not user-friendly but should get the job done nonetheless.

  • Ok thank you, this will do I guess. Still frustrating that something like this isn't easier. Not your fault though. :) Commented Apr 20, 2019 at 21:01

I don't understand why you need this. Google Play will register what's in your library, so if you paid for it (or got it at a limited "sale" for free), you'll be able to install it later when you need it.

Just make sure you don't delete any paid app from a 3rd-party store (although 3rd-party stores tend to have a similar feature), or delete anything you don't need from Google Play.

  • As I said, I don't want to remove ANY paid apps from my library because I have no way of knowing which ones I bought and which not later on. I would just end up downloading free apps or buy a new one despite me having already bought one Commented Apr 22, 2019 at 1:30

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