How to find uninstalled Android apps and games and reinstall them

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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6 Comments

1. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

K the!

2. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 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.

3. lallolu

Posts: 732; Member since: Sep 18, 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.

6. andynaija

Posts: 1256; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

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

4. pankajxdx unregistered

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

5. samystic

Posts: 242; Member since: Mar 25, 2012

yeh pankaj kaisa naam hai?

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