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I need this information because, if my data gets lost because of some reason I need to reinstall all my apps, but what about those which I've purchased. Is it necessary to purchase those purchased apps again or else their is a way for backup.

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    Once purchased you can download them in any device, no need to purchase them again. – xangua Jan 31 '15 at 19:34
  • As @xangua said, you can install a purchased app on any device. Just a couple of notes though. You need to log in with the same Google account you made the purchase with, and there is a limit to how many devices you can install to simultaneously. I don't know the exact limit, but if you hit it, you can uninstall from a device you no longer use and then install it on another device. – user91818 Jan 31 '15 at 19:57
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You can backup any app you like, even purchased ones.
For your purchased apps: Make sure to log in to the Google Account you purchased it with. Else you might get "unlicensed" errors.

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Every app you download/buy remain attached to the Google account you used to download/buy them. Even after wiping your phone, you can download your purchased apps from Play Store -> My Apps. Or just search for the app and download it.

  • Simply downloading might cause some apps to have their Installed by: value to be empty and ask for a reinstallation via the Play Store, so be cautious when "just downloading". – GiantTree Feb 1 '15 at 1:39

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