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I think what you want is the My Orders page. This is reachable from the Play Store web site under the "gear" menu in the upper right. I see all of the things I've purchased from Google Play, including apps, music, etc. For what it's worth, there does not appear to be a way to get a list of your orders from within the Play Store app. However, I do see a ...


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There's a much easier way, but it may not be supported in all countries: Buy them each a Google Play Gift Card, and attach it to their accounts. They come in different "sizes", so you can limit the amount they can pay. No identification stuff connected to the cards, and once they're used up there's no more use for them (of course, you can buy the next one). ...


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The other answer on this question didn't work for me. My phone was already on English (UK) and changing it to US and back did not help. Instead what fixed it for me was: Open the Google app. Scroll down to the Weather card. Press the menu button on that card. Press "Change temperature units to °F". Press the menu again. Press "Change temperature units to °...


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I had this problem. I'd half installed Pinyin so continual prompting for a login account. Go to Google play store and search for Google Pinyin Input. When that appeared there was an option to uninstall it (because it had already been installed).


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I'm not 100% sure for all apps involved, but for most the "general rule of thumbs" applies: go to Settings→Apps select the "All" tab (to also show pre-installed apps) walk the apps one-by-one, open their entries, and select "Clear Cache" plus "Delete Data" Especially exclude things like "Google Play Services", but include the "Calendar Provider" and "...


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Answering my own question, thanks to the method found on this View app's full package name? thread and the hint provided by Google App's URL in Google play. I typed: adb shell 'pm list packages -f searchbox' And received: package:/data/app/com.google.android.googlequicksearchbox-1.apk=com.google.android.googlequicksearchbox


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There's a method suggested here, based on this XDA thread for both rooted and non rooted devices: Rooted Devices First Method: Download a file ( chrome-command-line) mentioned in the article, change it's properties and place in appropriate directory, relaunch Chrome Second Method: From the XDA thread linked, download ChromeDE.zip and flash Since I don't ...


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The authentication token for Google accounts and of other accounts which uses AccountManager class are stored inside: /data/system/users/0/accounts.db # for Android Marshmallow and earlier /data/system_ce/0/accounts_ce.db # for Android Nougat and above. 0 implies primary user of the device. If you have secondary user accounts, replace 0 with the user ...


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Yes... I do this all the time when apps/games I might like come up for sale cheap or free, or major titles I might use someday, although they don't have to be on sale. In fact, I often don't even let them install and cancel the download. They are always in your apps list or "Library" as it seems to be called now, to be installed later. Once you have ...


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It worked for me to go into the Text Correction section of the Google Keyboard settings and then to Add-On Dictionaries. Emoji for English words said it was available so I installed it and then removed it. The auto correct of emoji icons has stopped for me since.


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Go to photos.google.com. Select Options from the top left of this page, then select Settings near the bottom of the Options menu. Change the radio button to High Quality (free unlimited storage). Just under this you will see two options - Buy Storage - Recover Storage. Select Recover Storage and you will be presented with the option to "Compress". Select ...


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OTA files work by patching files rather than replacing them will a full copy of the new version of the file. This means that it has to verify that the existing files are exactly as it expects or the patching process won't work (or could cause the file to become corrupt). If you were to fake the fingerprint and force the OTA to apply you might end up with a ...


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New method for Un-rooted devices There is a new flag that's just been implemented to enable this on un-rooted devices in Chrome but its just in the Canary version currently. Install the latest Chrome from the Play Store. After its installed go into chrome://flags Search for 'command line' and it should come up with an option: Enable command line on non-...


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According to this, Google Assistant is a beefed-up version of Google Now (what you call "OK Google"). Google Assistant allows for better context to your requests and is designed for better integration with other devices.


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Lots of apps use this connection to do their work. As well as Google's own apps such as Gmail and Hangouts, third-party apps that use any of the following features via the Google Play services library need such a connection to work fully: license verification or in-app purchases push notifications using Google Cloud Messaging Signing in with your Google ...


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Google Partner Setup is an app that helps you run applications in conjunction with Google products. For example, with this application's help, you can use the calendar from your device with a ToDo app that you've just installed. As for the intrusive permissions, you are right. I don't understand why it needs all those permissions, if all it does is ...


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This problem apparently is due to the device language selection. If English (US) is chosen, Google defaults to temperature units used in US (Fahrenheit) This is remedied by switching over to English (UK), where temperature units are in Celsius Source: Accepted answer on Android wear,How do I change temperature units in Android wear weather app?


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If you are unable to remove the device from the Device activity section of your Google account because the red button doesn't show up, go instead to Google Security Checkup and expand Your devices, then tap on the 3 dots on the side of the device you want to remove to select the option.


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No, it won't have any affect on other Google apps. I have it disabled in my phone. Here are the things I can't use anymore: Search widget at homescreen. I have removed it anyways. Google assistant. I've basically never missed anything with the Google app disabled. Maps, Gmail, contacts sync and everything else works as they should. I don't see them ...


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As always do a backup of your device before removing anything If you don't understand something that is stated please ask, before continuing 1) go into settings and turn off all syncs. Goto settings/apps/ locate the Google apps you don't want running. Clear data and disable each, one at a time. [Leave PlayStore, Play Services, Services Framework, and ...


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As a workaround you could sideload the last Google Play Services app. You can check your version under Settings > Apps > All tab > Google Play Services. Here in the Google Play Store you will find the latest version number or alternatively here at Google with some more in-depth info. As a resource you could try and trust (hopefully) androidpolice.com and ...


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Check installed version via terminal: adb shell pm dump com.google.android.gms|grep version


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Try Keyboard for Excel, by Microsoft, in the Google Play store. Has tab, and the proper orientation for data entry on the numeric keypad, among other things... Find it here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microsoft.keyboardforexcel


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Google App does more than just searching the web, it customizes your feed, updates you about stories, weather, etc., offers Google Assistant, Learns about how you use it and much more. This results into an App size of about 120MB(apk size varies according to specific screen densities or Application Binary Interfaces) after installation without app data. ...


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It's quite easy. Click on the device you wish to remove and confirm as shown in screenshot below from my list of devices Edit Try signing out of that account and signing in from that old phone and check if it shows up. Interestingly, for some users the remove button is not visible and there is an ongoing bug report for more than a year. You may like to add ...


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Long press on an empty space on your home screen. Then select the settings at the bottom right. Then make sure the Show Google App is toggled on. Credits: Swipe left for Google Now not working?


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Stock Android is meant for Pixel devices/other OEMs who like to keep the Android experience stock. Pixel devices are guaranteed to get 3 years of OS updates and security patches. Features, functions, skins, update policies all change when it is ported by other OEMs. android-one is a Google initiative in collaboration with OEMs to provide stock Google ...


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You didn't explicitely mention it, but from the context I assume you're using a device with Android 4.4 (Kitkat). With that, Google "pimped" the dialer. PhoneArena writes on this in an article called Google makes the Dialer awesome again: this is why you want Android 4.4 KitKat: I think the best new addition though comes in the changes to Caller ID, ...


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As MemCtrl mentioned, go to http://contacts.google.com and see if your contacts (with the new numbers) are there. If not, you can restore them using "Restore contacts..." option (hit the "More..." button to see it), provided they weren't deleted more than 30 days ago.


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