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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by hstroph, Jul 21, 2013.

  1. hstroph

    hstroph Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Some time ago I installed "★ Signal Booster for Android ★" to investigate a weak signal. I then uninstalled it, yet the Play Store still reports it as "Installed", even though I can't find it on the Nexus 4 anywhere in the apps drawer.

    Do the stars in the app title cause this behavior? I don't want this app on my phone and wish to dismiss the Play Store indication of it being installed.

    How to fix the discrepancy, please?


  2. Best Answer:
    Post #6 by vosg, Jul 22, 2013 (1 points)

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  3. Harry2

    Harry2 Extreme Android User

    Tried you to unstall the app in Play Store?
    Wouldn't do any harm :)

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  4. hstroph

    hstroph Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Thanks, that doesn't work from the desktop Play Store, but did on the phone's Play Store app when looking at "All" apps and deleting with the "X" in the upper right corner.

    The app is no longer showing in the desktop, thanks again.
  5. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    It's Google. Every app I've uninstalled in the last three years has suddenly reappeared in my Play list. This is something that Google needs to fix. There's being quite a lot of issues with Play recently.

    For more information have a look at the "New Google Play" thread in Android Lounge.
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  6. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    The problem i have is that i can update an app and then a few days later be prompted to update it again but its the same version number with the same "whats new" list
  7. vosg

    vosg Android Expert

    It's Google. They enabled "Auto update apps" in Google Play.
    To correct this, open Google Play, then press Menu, then Settings. Under the General tab, click Auto-Update Apps and change it back to "Do not auto-update apps".
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  8. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    They still nag me to auto-update lol
  9. hstroph

    hstroph Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Mine has consistently stated "Do not auto-update apps" during the problem, but at your suggestion I reset it anyway.
  10. Pinmac1

    Pinmac1 Android Enthusiast

    This post got me checking and I have found loads of apps that I have uninstalled showing as installed in Google Play. It's annoying as it just clutters up the list.
  11. vosg

    vosg Android Expert

    Yeah but if you keep clicking "Not now", eventually the nagging will stop.
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  12. vosg

    vosg Android Expert

    If they appear under the "Installed" tab, then they are still installed. Make sure you're not looking at the "All" tab.

    To remove "old" apps from the "All" tab:

    1. Long-press the first old app you want to get rid of
    2. Display changes and says "1 selected"
    3. Click (short) all the old apps you want to remove (installed apps are greyed out at this point)
    4. Hit the X on the top right.
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  13. Harry2

    Harry2 Extreme Android User

    Yes, it does :) ... at least for a while.

  14. Mr. Lucky

    Mr. Lucky Android Expert

    Yes, but the reason I think it's this way is as a convenience for users with multiple devices. That is, to flag the fact you do not have it installed on that device, and give you the option of doing so. This would be especially important for paid apps. That said, I do think it should be a configuration option as to whether you want this "forever" history of apps installed via the Play store.
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  15. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Yeah its showin you apps that havent been uninstalled from old, dead, lost phones :thumbup:
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