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How to find uninstalled Android apps and games and reinstall them

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How to find uninstalled Android apps and games and reinstall them
With over 1.5 million apps and games available on Google Play as of 2015, Android users often install plenty of applications just to uninstall them at some point (usually discovering that they don't really need them). But what's there to do if you happen to want an uninstalled app or game back, and you can't remember its name? Well, Google lets you easily check out a list that contains all your uninstalled titles, alongside the installed ones. This list also includes apps that you had installed on older devices (assuming that you were using the same Google account that you're using now).

The complete list of uninstalled and installed apps and games can be accessed from Google Play (as long as you're logged in). Open the Google Play app on your Android phone or tablet, and tap on the menu button (the three lines that show up in the upper left corner). When the menu is revealed, tap on "My apps & games." Next, tap on the "All" button, and that's it: you'll be able to check all your apps & games, both uninstalled, and installed.

Taping on an uninstalled app leads you to its Google Play page, from where you can reinstall it. If you no longer want an uninstalled app to be on the list, you can easily remove it by taping on the X that you can see in its upper right corner.

P.S.: This tutorial was made on a smartphone running stock Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. Things may look different on your device.


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posted on 17 Jan 2016, 23:57

1. zeeBomb (Posts: 2088; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


K the!

posted on 18 Jan 2016, 01:35 4

2. tacarat (Posts: 767; Member since: 22 Apr 2013)


For a search company, Google makes it a pain in the ass to find your old apps. As a minimum, we should be able to alphabetize that list. Sorting by personal rankings, times installed or category would be nice too.

It probably won't happen. They want you using newer apps, not sticking to the old standbys.

posted on 18 Jan 2016, 07:15 1

3. lallolu (Posts: 471; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)


Let me add one important tutorial:

If you want to install many apps at the same time instead of doing it one by one as described in above, in the "all" tab, click and hold an app for about 2 seconds, then it will be selected but not opened. Now, click (don't hold) on the other apps you wish to install. When done with selecting apps, got to the top and click "INSTALL".

p.s. i think PA should update the instruction with this infomation as well. It could be useful.

posted on 19 Jan 2016, 14:36

6. andynaija (Posts: 896; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


Thanks for the tip, now there's an easier way to install apps whenever I get a new phone/factory reset my phone.

posted on 18 Jan 2016, 08:18

4. pankajxdx (Posts: 47; Member since: 11 Sep 2014)


How come someone who is using android not be aware of this??

posted on 18 Jan 2016, 10:13

5. samystic (Posts: 230; Member since: 25 Mar 2012)


yeh pankaj kaisa naam hai?

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