Questions tagged [google-play-store]

For questions related to Google's official content store. Please note that questions related to publishing, registering, or otherwise interacting with the Play Store in a development capacity are off-topic.

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How to uninstall Google/Samsung apps properly?

I have a Galaxy A5 2016 and I would like to remove all Google apps for the sake of privacy. I have a rooted phone and it's running Samsung firmware. I've tried simply uninstalling the apps with an ...
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Can the Play Store (in /system/priv-app/) be reinstalled with a newer version?

Tapping on the build number in the Play Store doesn't really update it anymore on my device; I have no idea why. I've been trying to sideload the apk which just installs the newer version into /data/...
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Payment deducted but app was not downloaded

I paid Rs.180/- for an App called "Pop Diary+Journal. The amount was debited but the App was not downloaded. It has not shown in Google play stores history. The App developer said he could not help ...
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Browse only really free software on the market

How can I browse Google Play so that only apps/games that have no ads and no internal purchases are seen? Note I am not talking about dedicated third party free stores, but about the actual Google ...
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Google Play error 501 when updating YouTube

I'm trying to update the YouTube app. Whenever the update downloads and it shows "Updating app". It takes a lot of time and after some time, an error is displayed "Unknown error 501". I've searched ...
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What damage can someone do with a logged play store account?

Let's say I have 500 tablets that I'm using for educational purposes at a highschool. In order to preload the app and receive automatic updates later, we have a single dummy Google Account that's ...
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Error retrieving information from server [DF-DFERH-01]

Error retrieving information from server. [DF-DFERH-01] I have a Sony Xperia XZ Premium running android 8.0.0. I have a problem when trying to go to the play store app and selecting the music tab. I ...
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Set up Google Play for restricted user accounts

i have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4, running Android 5.0.2 I'm looking for a soluton to the following issue: All of my family is using the tablet. So i set up accounts for an admin, and personal accounts ...
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What personal information is shared from the Play Store to an Android Developer?

I am working on a simple app to get started in Android. I am trying to understand what information is shared with a developer from the Play Store as a result of downloading an app but I am finding it ...
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Check latest added apps in google play store

How do we check latest added apps in google play store? Currently we can only see New Free Releases but that are top new Free apps. So How to Check latest added apps in google play store?
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New to this sort of thing: Attempting to figure out a long lost Google account on Android

I am very new to this sort of thing and I am really liking the possibilities that are achievable with Android. I wasn't really at all familiar with this until a few days ago and some of the things ...
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For what purpose does the Google Play Store use the PHONE permission?

I noticed that, by default, the current version of the Google Play Store has access to the PHONE permission. For what purpose does the Google Play Store use the PHONE permission?
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Google Play Store suddenly popping up and suggesting apps in development

I have a Samsung Galaxy S7 edge. For the last 3 weeks, I constantly get pop-ups (10-15 times a day) from the Google Play Store, suggesting apps that are in development. It happens when I am doing ...
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Huawei 8 cant download from google play

So one of my apps gives the following message: your device isn't compatible with this version to a Huawei 8 user even though it is marked supported in the google play console. All I have in ...
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Google Play won't allow me to update applications

Google Play will not allow me to update my Facebook Application. It keeps saying that I can't update Facebook because of its default location. [1] My phone is an Android 4.4.4, Gualcomm® snapdragon ...
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Android device doesn't support Google Play Services

I'm using Samsung Galaxy Trend 3 SM-G3502U on Android 4.2.2. Since this is a Chinese device, so it was normal to be shipped without GApps. So, I tried to install the latest version among the versions ...
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Using same google account on multiple devices

So I have a digital signage application installed on my android tv devices, which I install at various offline stores, which show ads at their stores (remotely configured by me) with my apk (...
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certain apps won't download

the google play store won't open or download certain apps. most apps open fine and have no problem downloading updates, but a few are giving me trouble and not even letting me open their page on ...
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Google Play store detecting installed apps

I wanted to know how Google Play app detects already installed apps so i ran a test. First, I installed an app from Google Play and extracted it's APK file. Then i started decompiling the app using ...
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Android Preloaded apps - Does Google Play take them into account to compute total number of installs?

I would like to know whether or not preloaded apps are taken into account by Google Play to compute the total number of installs of an app. I read many articles, among which this one, but I did not ...
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Google Play is installing ARM apps in my x86 device

I have an x86 Android tablet, i had no issue with it until i did a factory reset. After the reset, i noticed Chrome didn't want to launch at all (it crashed on startup). I ran logcat and concluded ...
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I rooted my phone, uninstalled google play store but now I need it. What can I do?

My phone is "Smile N2". I rooted it an it turned from kitkat to lollipop. I also uninstalled the google play store. I used kingroot to do this. But now I badly need the google play store. I took it ...
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French developer looking to access German PlayStore from France

I'm working for a French app, we just launch our app in Germany, so I would like to access the German PlayStore from France to be able to see our ranking and the other app. If you have a way to ...
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My phone says that its unable to connect to some apps

I have an Samsung J5 (2016) and since the afternoon I cant connect to whatsapp playstore youtube ebay and some other apps, the odd here is that it shows on the top that is connected and I can use apps ...
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Download epubs in Android

So I am not sure why this is but if I upload my own books to the Play Store they do not display download links. Is there a way maybe using an app to get the books off of the Play Store? So here is ...
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paying for childrens apps

my partner has 2 google accounts. One is not widely used and has been applied to our daughters tablet. My partner has google rewards installed on her mobile and wanted to use the credit to buy DLC for ...
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Problem with adding google account

I'm using Huawei mate 8 with Android version 7.0 and I have a problem with adding Google account and other things. When I am trying to add my google account it immediately goes back to the last screen....
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Some Apps not woking in cellular Data

I have an Blackview BV 8000. Some Apps like Chrome, Stack exchange, Facebook, WhatsApp... Work without a problem. However apps like Gmail, YouTube and Google play store don't work on cellular data. ...
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Problem of the Google play store

As soon as I get into Google Play store and search for an app, it automatically comes to the home screen of the Android device and a notification appears asking whether you want to close the app or ...
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How to remove Play-store notification “uninstall harmful app”? (kit-kat)

About a year ago I rooted my Verizon tablet with King root - which is working fine. Then when Google Play Protect came out, it started giving me this static notification telling me to uninstall King ...
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Is there a way to isolate my Google account to just the Play Store?

I want to use the Google Play Store, so I need to login with my Google account. The moment you login, Android will store your Google account, so apps like Gmail can access it. However, the Play Store ...
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Disable Add icon to home screen on HTC U11+ running Android 8

I couldn't figure out where the setting to stop adding icon to home screen when install any app. There is used to be a setting in Play Store under Play Store->Settings->Add icon to home screen. I ...
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Find out which app sent an intent to open Google Play?

My Android phone (MIUI v9) recently seems to open up Google Play (to a specific app detail page) randomly (a few times a day), which might indicate the presence of some adware. As I understand, to ...
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“Unfortunately, Google Play Store has stopped.”

Android 5.1.1 Whenever I open Play Store, I recieve the message "Unfortunately, Google Play Store has stopped.". I can't seem to make it go away, I've tried restarting my tablet and clearing cache ...
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How to port forward UDP in local area network over wifi sharing/tether

This is an offline situation. The phone is already capable of tethering without an internet connection I'm trying to setup a multiplayer game using an android phone as the router. It requires port ...
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Phone suddenly slow, many apps not working

From one day to the other, my LG magna phone suddenly started stuttering a lot. Several problems are occurring, and all of them had their onset at same time: Many apps stopped working, and don't even ...
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How to install Google Play Services without through Play Store in Redmi 3?

A bunch of my apps ask me to install Google Play Services but my Play Store won't start since the service is missing.
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Google Play Store Hangs at Every Step

This week, the Google Play Store is behaving very strangely. It can download or update a single app but not both without being killed! There was an update for Chrome this morning, so I went to Google ...
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Stop Google Play app from translating

Related: Is there a way to turn off translation in Google Play Any way to stop ridiculous translations in Google PlayStore? I have an exactly the same goal as the above questions, but my situation ...
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installing gapps without custom recovery

i have a SM-J7008 which was recently flashed but has no google apps installed. i read it was possible to in stall them using busybox. i would like a little more detail with the method mentioned here: ...
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How do I unlink SuperSU from the Play Store?

I installed SuperSU by flashing the zip file from recovery. The Play Store picks it up and shows new versions of the app. The problem is, the newer versions of SuperSU causes my phone to go into a ...
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Why I am seeing every letter capitalized while browsing in chrome?

I'm using android 5.1(Gionee p5 mini) and chrome 58.0.3029.83 While I am using chrome i am seeing every letter capitalized. Even i got the same thing on play store and also Mozilla Firefox.
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Burger King App not giving permission to download

Any thoughts on why the burger king app isn't giving me permission to download on my Android? It says that this app is not available in my country. I'm based in the UK looking to download burger king ...
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Edit code in android phone with Bitbucket server?

I'm using bitbucket server and Source Tree application as my source control service in android studio, Is there anyway , I can edit code or see files in the cloud or something with my android phone? ...
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Asus zenphone Max having login with owners mail id

I have bought the Asus phone for my Mom, but for get the Mail ID and password and end with Factory format. Now i am unable to login the mobile without the details. I forget details provided. Please ...
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play store crashing when trying to download apps from it

i have Haier w627 mobile (rooted), my play store is not working. Sometime it opens, sometimes it don't , and even if it opens , i can't download apps from it. Whenever i try downloading app or game,...
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my gaaxy note 8.0 will not me add my google acct

This makes it impossible to use play store. I've noticed app settings I only have play store and not play services. I have feeling this has something to do with my problem. BTW I had to do factory ...
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Rampant Google Play Services and Location problems since Nougat 7.0 Update on LG Stylo 2

I have an LG Stylo 2 running android on Virgin Mobile. Since the Nougat OTA has been rolled out a week or two ago, I have had numerous and far-reaching problems with the device, and troubleshooting ...
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Andoid App install workaround, country device not valid

I have a Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (P905 with Sim) and the device itself is great, but I do regularly encounter "This app is incompatible with your device." and "This item cannot be installed in your ...
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Htc m7 facebook unable to connect and other apps don't show thumbnails

have a weird problem with my htc m7 , i can't open facebook from the apps or even the browser ?!!! and google play and and drive don't show thumbnails The other problem is with calls ,i can't hear my ...

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