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In Genymotion, a couple of apps are not visible in Play store. Reason?

In Genymotion, a couple of apps, for example, Brawl Stars are not available in the Google Play Store on any of the OS I tried. Why is this? and how do I sort it out? Any workarounds?
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After I update my Samsung A14 to android 14, Play Store says that many apps are not compatible, even google apps like Chrome, YouTube, and Google Maps

Recently apps like X/Twitter, Uber, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Spotify, YouTube, Google Chrome, Google Maps, and many others are said to be not available for my device, which is really odd. The ...
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What is the cost of Android apps?

I have purchased apps from Google play store which were recurring charges and I've purchased some with one-time cost. I don't see an indicator from Google Play to distinguish between $1.99 one-time ...
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How can I set up 35 tablets for a class of school children, so that I can manage all the device settings remotely?

We have purchased 35 Lenovo M8 tablets to use for online survey data collection. The all have 4G and will not be used on wifi. We will give the tablets to children and ask them to fill in an online ...
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How to reinstall all Google Play Store dependencies, specifically Google Account Manager to make the Play Store work again?

I'm using GNU/Linux and the adb command connected on a Samsung phone (specifically the SM-N9600 model, on Android version 10) without root, and also termux to find paths easily on the phone. I ...
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Edit build.prop to download unsupported TV apps on a non-TV device

I am trying to turn an old Samsung Galaxy S8 into a TV box. I want TV apps to be available in Google Play (like YouTube TV), but they are still showing as unsupported even after changing build.prop. I ...
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App Won't Download

I have a TCL_T501C, Cricket Wireless, US Android, (I am in Canada, on "roaming" network,) I have 2 Google accounts, the country in "account 1" is set to United States, while the ...
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Cannot make purchases on any Gmail, Google keeps flagging it as fraud even though it's my credit card

How can I start making in-app purchases again in Coin Master on my Google Play Store when it keeps flagging every Gmail account I make as a fraud? No matter which one I use, it won't let me make the ...
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Continued access to paid-for app that has been deleted from Play Store?

I paid for an app from the Google Play Store some years ago. I have been using it successfully up to yesterday. Today, I tried to use it and it complained I wasn't licensed and redirected me to the ...
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Testing Play Integrity API in Android SDK emulator

I want to test my app with the Google Play verdict API, especially MEETS_STRONG_INTEGRITY. To test, I plan to use Android Studio as I have always done, but when I create a device, I cannot approve the ...
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What does "Apps management notification shown" mean in Google My Activity?

What does "Apps management notification shown" mean in Google My Activity history?
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Why does Google Play say "purchase successful" after installing free app?

I just installed WiFi FTP Server app from my PC. I confirmed the installation from my PC and it required a password. After installation, it says "Purchase successful" - see the screenshot ...
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Does Google get a list of APK packages installed outside of Google Play?

I use Gmail on my Android 11 phone, not only for email but also for some other services of Google such as Maps). Due to privacy concerns, I've been thinking about installing some applications (such as ...
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How to use a small balance in Google Play store

I need to change the country of my Google account. However, since there is less than a Euro on my balance I cannot to do so unless I make my Google balance zero. I cannot split a payment between my ...
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Can an app tell if it's been downloaded through an unofficial store?

Let's say I download an app using Aurora Store and I start using it, can this app know what source it has been downloaded from? Can it tell if the download source was different from the Play Store?
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Block specific settings in Android [duplicate]

Is this possible to block a specific setting in Android using accessibility permission and if yes then how can it be implemented? The best example I can find is this app named Cleanbrowsing and it is ...
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Block Specific settings in Android for self control

Is there any way to block changing of specific settings in Android. Like I am using Familysafe dns to avoid pornography on my device. Is there any way I can lock that specific setting on my device. ...
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Can I fake a device in Google Play?

Somewhat recently, Google has made the change that apps need to use a recent API level for people on newer Android versions to be able to see it in the Play Store. This means that many apps (mostly ...
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How can I remove a device that is displayed when installing an application from Google Play's "Choose a device" list?

I am trying to install an application from Google Play on my Android device, but I see several devices listed in the "Choose a device" screen that I no longer use or own. This range from ...
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Why is Google Play Store popping up in my activity when I didn’t use it?

I check my Google Activity religiously and yesterday saw that it showed that I visited the Google Play Store three times at 2:19pm. Device Connected message also popped up at this time. I didn’t get ...
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Google Play Store: "Country not supported" error when making Family Library

I see a few related questions but I still ask this question (android.stackexchange.com#246629 mentions the same error although the situation is not exactly the same with mine). Issue On Play Store I ...
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Checking via a script whether a given app is prohibited from installation on a given device?

(NOTE: the text of this question has been updated to make it much clearer than before as to what I'm actually looking for). I'm running stock Android 11 on one device and stock Android 13 on another ...
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What is the difference between ‘used’ and ‘visited’ an app on google Activity page?

I’ve seen these two entries whilst looking at my google Activity page and just wanted to know the difference? I assume ‘used’ means I actually opened the app and used it so what would ‘visited’ an app ...
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How can I turn on automatic updates of applications or at least notifications on new app updates?

I have a Nokia G22 phone with Android 12. I would like to have automatic updating working, or at least to be notified on new app updates in Google Play Store. In Applications > Google Play Store I ...
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Can I remove an app that I've bought from my account and re-purchase it again?

To thank the developer on Steam you can repeatedly buy games as gifts or remove them from the account and re-buy them again (I think it still works). How to do a similar thing on Google Play Store?
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What's this "S" notification meant for? [duplicate]

Attached screen shot of mobile notifications. Need to know what's S notification?
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What determines the language splits installed with apps?

I have an Android 10 device that I recently updated the (custom) ROM on, and now (for apps that have splits that include language splits - for example, config.en.apk) when installing or updating an ...
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INSTALL_FAILED_DUPLICATE_PERMISSION: Package com.google.ar.core attempting to redeclare permission

After the deletion of Google Play Services for AR I can't install it anymore. Google Play Store shows an error when I'm trying to install: Can't install Google Play Services for AR I have checked ...
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Download apps from Play Store to a designated folder on desktop

I am running Android 12 on a Realme 8 5G phone. I would like to test a set of note-taking apps. In order to do this, I need to search and download them from Google Play. However, they will be hard to ...
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Family payment method for Google Family Link

I'm trying to set up in-app purchases for my child's Android game. We use Google Family Link. Google Play mandates setting up a family purchase method for our family group before allowing the first ...
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Why is my Tecno pop2 is unable to install YouTube?

I am trying to install YouTube. It directs me to Google Play store afterwards it shows app failed to install what can I do to install it?
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Play Store doesn't update apps

I have a Xiaomi Pocophone F1. Today, I noticed that regardless I have a very good internet connection (Wi-Fi), the apps don't update. I didn't face the problem previously, when I clicked "Update ...
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Move factory apps and services to SD card in Android 5

I've got this non-rooted BLU Energy Diamond with an absurdly long lasting battery that I use at work for testing apps on old devices, however, it only has 4GB of internal memory and a 16GB SD card. As ...
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Who or what can trigger an app installation from Google Play Store?

I was more then sure that my actions in the Google Play Store (either mobile app or through website) are the only way to trigger installation of some app. My phone was lying alone and dark for the ...
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Install "outdated" app from Google Play

I want to buy Minit, but it says "This app isn't available for your device because it was made for an older version of Android." How can I install it? This question was asked before (How to ...
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Viewing list of downloaded apps, in the order they were downloaded

I am running Android 12 on a Realme 8 5G phone. How can I view my apps in the order in which I've downloaded them from the Google Play store (instead, of alphabetically, in the phone's app drawer)? I ...
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How to delete all information about the old device from the Google account?

A few days ago I transferred everything to a new smartphone and factory reset the old one. Even before the reset, I signed the device out of the Google account, but it still remembers it and cannot ...
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Google Wallet not installing

I am running Android 12 on a Realme 8 5G phone. When trying to install Google Wallet from the Google play store, I get the following screenshots: In the end, after the third screen below I land on ...
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Possible to view Google Play Store notifications after they disappear?

Due to excessive marketing ads and notifications, Google and other app developers have trained me to ignore ads and Android notifications. I almost feel bad for companies that waste large amounts on ...
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Bypassing google play store region lock [duplicate]

I am from Slovakia and am going to be in Germany for the next couple of months which is why I purchased a german SIM card and I now want to download their region locked app. I find the google play ...
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About Data safety section in Play store?

In the "Data safety" section of apps in Play Store, when it shows Data collected: photos and videos or Data shared: photos and videos. What does it mean? Or if some apps do not show it, ...
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APK updates showing on Aurora (3rd-party store) before Play Store

I noticed this yesterday. I went onto Play Store and had "10 app updates available". I then went on to Aurora Store and there were "125 app updates available". I checked the ...
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Percentage reach a certain number then stop when trying to download an app from Play Store

When I try downloading an app on Play Store (even if it doesn't take up a big space), it would reach a certain percentage and then just stop. I tried waiting for a bit however; when I do, I get a ...
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In app purchases not reflected on restricted account

I have a restricted account setup on my A8 for my daughter, and wanted to unlock some features of her game for her. I switched over to my main account and made the purchase, and it shows up there. But ...
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How do I Export/Extract my Play-Store Wishlist?

It's gotten too big/unwieldy to manage on the Play Store, I want to store it elsewhere & manage it there. And I sooo don't want to manually open each item and grab its link (& maybe some other ...
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How to browse Play Pass catalogue in Google Play app

What are the exact steps that I need to undertake in order to see that famous "Google Play Pass Catalogue"? I wanted to see how many games of my interest are currently included. I went to ...
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Prevent play store from installing apps

The Google play store has a line in their TOS that gives them the right to install arbitrary apps/updates without consent of the user. Sadly, some apps appear to require play store to be enabled to ...
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Confusion about android version on Samsung phone

I have for a lot of years been playing this game, 'Wordz', on my Samsung A21S, but suddenly it did not work properly. I removed it and wanted to reinstall, but now it says it does not work on my ...
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Can't update or install app with new Google Account

I have two accounts on my phone institutional google managed workspace - [email protected] private gmail - [email protected] The institution that manages ([email protected]) ended relationship with Google and ...
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"You don't have another device" when trying to install Android apps on ChromeOS [duplicate]

This is a weird situation: since I don't have a smartphone, I installed PrimeOS on a USB stick and booted on a laptop. Under this live system, I installed some apps in Google Play Store just to test ...
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