Questions tagged [google-play-store]

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Is it possible to recover apps removed from Google Play?

I recently discovered that on my new phone (the old one died suddenly because of eMMC failure) some apps are no longer on Google Play. They are not incompatible with device; they are not listed at all....
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How to remove a system app from the Play Store updates list [duplicate]

I wonder how I can remove SwiftKey Keyboard form the updates list. Notes It's a system app. Its Disable button is grayed out.
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Use proxy for stock android download manager? Play store not downloading through shadowsocks

I'm in China. I use proxy to access GFW blocked sites. Proxy is connected as an android VPN. Stock download manager does not go through proxy. How can I use proxy with it? On my Mi Mix 2S, I just ...
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How to search for Android apps without ads?

Is it possible to limit searches within the Google Play Store to apps (gratis or paid) that do not contain ads? If it's not possible within the Google Play store, is there another effective way to ...
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Google play store keeps stopping

This is so annoying it keeps popping up, i have done almost everything i have deleted all my apps, freed up storage, reset my phone, powering it off. Nothing works at all, it’s annoying me so much.
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Why is the bURLy app no longer visible in the PlayStore?

@Dan Hulme I just read this comment from you, wondering why the app bURLY was deleted from the store. I googled the package name and found the apk in the wild but it also didnt really work / didnt ...
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App that can remotely install apps for others?

I have a few tablets in my company. I want to install a certain educational app for all the tablets but I do not want to go around the company, manually installing it for them. Is there an app or a ...
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Refund Google Play apps but never received payment [closed]

I requested for a refund and was notified by Google Play that the request was approved. When I checked my refund status, it states that it's been "cancelled" and that I have not been charged yet but ...
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Quick way to send a link to a Google Play store app via SMS

I feel like I'm not seeing something obvious. I have several apps installed via the Google Play store on an Android device. I want to send links via SMS to the appropriate Google Play store pages so ...
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Can “Manage Google Play private apps” be distributed to the others who have the different domain?

My organisation is using google suite (with custom email domain i.e. @companyx.com) and would like to deploy a private app to only suppliers. If I deploy private app to managed Google Play store, can ...
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Google Play Store displays server error repeatedly

After an app installation failed, I cleared the cache and data for Play Store, and restarted my phone too. However now it just shows server error for all my linked Google accounts. Its an Android Oreo ...
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How do you auto restart an app in an Android device after it has been closed?

I am putting my tablet on display for visitors to use Skype but I am afraid if a visitors goes into another page instead of Skype. Is there a method I can use that will restart Skype automatically ...
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Google widget icons

Last week I updated Google app through Play Store. After that it shows a asterisk symbol on Google 5*1 widget. One is Google logo, microphone. And what does asterisk indicates? App version 9.88.7.21....
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Can't launch Google Play Store from within other apps

Recently, I am having a problem with my Android phone. Generally, when an app tries to show something in the Play Store, the Play Store app opens up. But, recently I noticed that Play Store is no ...
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How to delete contact who don't use whatsapp?

How to delete all contact who don't use Whatsapp only?
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Can't install my own app from Play Store

Not sure whether it's related to the problem or not, but this affects only my own apps. When I try to install any of them, it downloads twice for some reason, then I get this message: Can't install ...
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In Android 7.0 Nougat, which permission gives an app your phone number?

In Android 7.0 Nougat, which permission gives an app your phone number? When I say "which permission", I mean when installing apps, the Google Play store will inform the user of certain permissions. ...
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Does LineageOS or OpenGApps have a GMS License and GMS Certification?

Some time ago, I have installed LineageOS on my Samsung Galaxy S2, together with the OpenGApps suite. I have registered with Google and enjoy access to the phletora of Google Play apps on this phone. ...
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Android TV showing “There was a problem communicating with Google servers, try again later” error

I just got a new Android TV box and am trying to sign into Google play store but every time I put in the information and hit enter the error "There was a problem communicating with Google servers, try ...
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Nokia 6 TA-1021 Playstore app download problem

just to provide some background, 1 year ago I bought a Nokia 6 TA-1021 Model, as soon as I got it, it said that it wanted to upgrade the system from Nougat to Oreo so I allowed it, then it happened I ...
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WebView err_unknown_url_scheme

I had to edit a WebView app for client, there's a link in the app for another android app on google play which has this schememarket://details?id=..... When I open the link from the app, I get the ...
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I can't open my apk file

I downloaded an apk from the web that is a paid app in the Play Store, but I can't use the app cause the app knows I downloaded it without paying. I tried it with 2 different apps and these happened: ...
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Why I can't find Clear Local Search History on Google play store?

The Google support said that it is in the Play Store at the Settings, but there isn't this option. I can find only these. I tried to delete all upgrades, and I found it at the 6.9.21 version, but not ...
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Huawei update to EMUI 9 broke everything

I have a Huawei NOVA 2S which I purchased in China. I got the EMUI 9 update yesterday and none of my Google Apps were working. Found this: https://itechify.com/2019/04/26/fix-google-apps-on-huawei-...
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Apps missing when freeing up space

Tried to install a new app on my android phone (marshmello). But since I didnt have much memory space left Google play store asked to free up space and opened a new pop up. But in the Free Up Space ...
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playstore download stops for no reason

There are no problems downloading games and apps that are less than 100mb. But if i download apps that are more than 1gb, i tend to leave it downloading overnight. By morning, I checked my phone ...
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Google playstore showing “similar app available here” in green bar

Many apps like Facebook, Linkedin have two versions. One small and one full version. When you go to playstore and navigate to any of these apps you see "similar app available here" written below app ...
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iOS switch: estimated cost of repurchasing apps

I am looking in to switching from iOS to android. However I have a ton of apps that I have bought in the iOS app store over the past years . I am aware that I will likely have to repurchase them on ...
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after factory reset - low storage, play store problems

After I did a factory reset (twice; once through settings, once through recovery mode by clearing eMMC), I got a "low storage space" error. I can't get rid out of it - tried clearing cache and ...
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How to prevent apps auto-reinstalling?

Almost every time I connect my phone to my PC apps auto-reinstall in the background. I say "auto-reinstall" rather than "auto-update" because the versions aren't changing. Auto-update is disabled but ...
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How to restore in-app purchases after clearing app data?

Recently, i cleared my data because i couldn't download anything. Nothing bad happened, no crashes or anything. But there is one problem. All my in-app purchases for games and apps doesn't seem to ...
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Will google assistant allow the same account in two different phones

I want to know will google assistant allow the same account in two different phones? Will the messages or any other information will goes to secondary phone where the account is linked
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Devices being logged out of play store [duplicate]

I have over 20 devices that use the same google account for play store. Many of the devices get logged out after a few days. Is there a set number of devices a google account can have logged into play ...
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How can I see the price of an app I already purchased on the Google Play Store?

I would like to find out the price of an app that I have already purchased, so that I can suggest it to a friend. When I look at the app listing, it doesn't give the price if I already have it.
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Checking Info Lopop

I have an Oppo F11 Pro. I recently changed my Google password on my computer and then I logged onto my phone and tried to access the Play Store and comes up with Checking Info... After sitting on that ...
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Payments on Google Play not showing up on other devices

To start off let me list my devices: Samsung Galaxy S5 - Used to purchase the game Amazon Fire Tablet HD 10 - Google Play sideloaded Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 PC/Laptop About 24 hours ago I purchased ...
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Delete free apps from Play Store library

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 ...
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Internet And Wifi, Both are not working Except for Whatsapp Which is working fine

In My Lfy Water 1, both internet and wifi ain't functioning, i cannot use any browser, youtube, gmail, but Whatsapp is working fine. I'm using vodafone 4g, it shows 4g and full strength network on ...
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Can I repurchase apps so they can be shared with my family library?

The documentation states: Any apps or games purchased after July 2, 2016 are eligible to be added to Family Library. If you purchased the app or game before July 2, 2016, it’s eligible for Family ...
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How to restore GBWhatsApp chats & media from Google drive, when you've forgotten the email address you used to back up

My GBWHATSAPP became obsolete & I couldn't access it anymore to be able to do a proper backup and it was equally challenging to update it directly from the app. After several trials, I ...
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How to run regular google maps on android go?

I'm trying to install the regular heavy version android google maps from play store but it only brings up google maps go. What should I do to fix this?
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Play Store downloads failing for subset of apps

I have an issue where Google Play Store will not download updates for a specific subset of my installed apps. I'm using a Sony Xperia Z5 with Android 7.1.1. When the problem apps attempt to update in ...
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Require password for each application to install

Since I will be lending my phone to someone else, I want my phone to ask my Google account password (or alternative authentication) each time an app is installed. If I go to Google Play -> Three bars ...
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Search in Google play store purchases

What I want to do is find my purchased games and apps. I have over a 1000 purchases in my library and my books and memberships make it impossible to find my games and apps. Ive tried most of the ...
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Trying to install 'Add-on: Samsung' app from Google play store but it doesn't install

I've been trying to download the Teamviewer addon app for Samsung on my S9+ (SM-G965F), but I keep on getting a 'Can't install Add-On: Samsung' error message (no code is given). The device is not ...
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How do I bookmark a page in Google Books?

Google Books has a feature whereby you can bookmark a page by tapping any corner of any page of a book you're reading. However, I was unable to do this. Could someone please provide some help as to ...
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Can't use Gmail and Google play store

In my Samsung galaxy on nxt, android version 8.1.0. in my phn I can't use Gmail as it is showing msg that Google play is updating. And same time can't sign in Google play store. What to do?
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Problem with app update: Play Store keep downloading to much

For a few weeks now, Play Store struggles to update 2 of my apps. It tries to download the update but overshoots (see image). It does this a few times until it puts them back on the pending list. ...
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How to get latest version of Google Play Store

I'm trying to solve a problem I'm having with Google Play Store. (Specifically, a continual "Error checking for updates" and an empty "Installed" list. I tried clearing the cache.) The version I have ...
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List of all apps on the phone that are no longer available in the Play Store [duplicate]

Once an application is removed from the Play Store I will likely want to uninstall it. However, I do not know of an obvious way to figure out which applications are currently installed on my phone but ...