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When you first get your new Android phone, there are a lot of apps that you’ll want to download immediately. If you’re also new to the Google Play Store, you might be surprised to find that there are multiple versions of the store. Learn how to manage the Google Play Store on your new Android phone so that you can access all of your apps without any issues or difficulties.
Open The Play Store
Start by opening the Play Store and tapping My Apps in the bottom right corner. If you have a lot of apps, try sorting them into a few groups by tapping All Categories. You’ll find your downloaded apps in this category, plus all other categories that match your search parameters. Next, swipe over to Purchased. Scroll through this list and find what you’re looking for. After doing so, tap it once to reinstall it on your phone. Repeat this process for any app you want to install again from your old device.
For most people, their default action will be to open up Facebook. But if you’ve grown tired of Facebook or don’t want to use it as much anymore, head back over to the Play Store and scroll down until you see social media. Clicking this link takes you back to where all social media apps are listed – including Facebook. Selecting Facebook from here will prompt a screen asking if you’d like to download or uninstall the app.
Change App Permissions
Permissions are a way of showing what level of access an app has to your phone’s data. It is important that you only grant permission levels when needed and remember to revoke permissions once they are no longer required. You can change app permissions by heading into Settings and tapping the three-line menu button, then Apps. If you can’t find this option in Settings, it may be because you don’t have any third-party apps installed. Once in the Apps menu, tap Permissions and then drag down until you see the app whose permissions you want to change. Next tap Allow for each permission type that you need and then press DONE in green at the top right of your screen to save your changes.
Change Auto Update Settings
Open the Settings app and tap Apps. Select the Google Play Store App, which will be highlighted in blue, and then tap Auto-update apps. Select Off from this list of three options and then press your device’s Back button twice. The next time you’re browsing for new apps, these updates will not appear under Popular with Updates until after you have selected them yourself. You’ll need to go back into the Play Store app settings to turn this feature back on if you want it enabled again.
Change Storage Settings
You might not realize this, but you can actually change your storage settings on your phone. Now some people like to save their videos and photos by using cloud services and having all of their content stored remotely. But if you have a limited data plan or live in an area with a poor internet connection, this may not be ideal for you. This tutorial will show you how to change your storage settings so that when you download apps they are installed locally. First, open Settings and then tap Storage. Then tap Clear cache under Cached Data.
Tap Manage Storage under Storage (if it isn’t already open). From here, tap the three vertical dots next to any app that is taking up space. Select Move to SD card. If there is no SD card listed then tap Move to phone and repeat these steps until there is enough space for your desired app. To return your storage settings back to normal, first tap Uninstall Updates. Then move back through the menus from Step 4 and tap Uninstall Updates again at Step 5. Finally, clear cached data again at Step 6 , tap OK, and then restart your device.
In general, it’s usually best to use the built-in storage on most devices instead of adding a memory card because phones with microSD cards tend to run slower than those without one.
Don’t install too many apps: Apps take up space and slow down performance – even after uninstalling them! Be mindful about installing new apps unless you know for sure that you’ll use them regularly.
First, find and press the app you want to delete. In this example, we’ll delete Facebook from our recent apps. To do this, we will long-press it and a pop-up will come up saying Do you want to uninstall it? Press Uninstall. It should remove that app from your phone and show an empty space where it used to be. When you scroll down through your list of apps, it will also no longer appear in Recent Apps either.
You can also long-press and then drag up any other apps you want to delete and repeat the process until all unwanted apps are gone. If you want to reinstall them later, go back into the Google Play Store, search for them by name or by category (such as Games), and tap Install next to the one you want.