Did you know that you can get your money back for purchased Android apps even after the official 15-minute Google Play refund period?
What about those times that you just missed that time window for a few minutes, though? Did you know that you can actually get your money back for an app even after those first 15 minutes have passed? It’s reasonable - after all, some apps are just too complicated to get a good grasp of within just 15 minutes, and even those who try to do it in a rush might run out of time. Luckily, you indeed can.
Google has what seems like an automated procedure to refund you for apps even after the first 15 minutes. This is a change from earlier times when a refund request would open a dispute and get the app developer involved in this. Recent findings by Android Police, however, suggest that Google has now set an internal time window of 48 hours (requests after that period would still open disputes), within which you can follow the steps below and get an app refund with no questions asked. Chances are the developer won’t even get involved in the process if a refund is requested within 48 hours.
How to get an app refund on the Google Play Store within 48 hours
1. Go into Settings -> My Order on the Google Play Store on your computer
2. Tap on the three dots icon (settings) for the app you want to get a refund for
1. superfans (Posts: 140; Member since: 30 Jul 2012)
I still think apps store provide better refund service than play store, i bought 1 song and asked for refund and apps store did refunded only in 1days compared to the experience i had in play store.
4. Doakie (Posts: 1219; Member since: 06 May 2009)
So you wanted a refund on a song after you listened to it?
5. wilsong17 (Posts: 863; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)
Wow how much is apple paying you. Clearly this is fake
9. techloverNYC (Posts: 399; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)
The apple app store hate to admit it but is definitely more stable (app wise) and better organize than the google store.
3. TheNeighbor (Posts: 89; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
Yeah, I got a refund for Titanium Backup about two years back. I realized it only worked on root. But bought it a few months later after reassessing root has loads of benefits.
6. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2936; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
You can get your money back, but not your data. The data is all that Google cares about.
7. wilsong17 (Posts: 863; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)
I and here you are in this site using Google server
11. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Or ask him to hit refresh and watch the bottom of his browser...and see the googleapi, . adservice thing flash by.
If he has his browser set to show such things.
8. techloverNYC (Posts: 399; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)
Thanks for the info. Time for some free paid apps.
10. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Nice. Nice to know there is more to the refund policy.