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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Lundavra, Feb 14, 2021.

  1. Lundavra

    Lundavra Lurker
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    I have had several Android phones etc over the years, all using Play Store for loading Apps. But I regularly find that Play Store seems to have difficulty distinguishing between different devices. So I will want to load an App into a new device but Play Store thinks it is already loaded because it is loaded into a completely different device.

    I sometimes sorts itself out but there must be a way to do it?


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  2. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    I'll confess that I've never encountered this, even when having 3 current android devices using the Play Store. So unfortunately I've not had to locate a solution.

    (Trial-and-error is all I can think of, but the problem will be at Google's end, not in your phone. So it's quite likely that things like "uninstall it from the other device" may not help. Are these apps you have previously installed on that phone?).
    #3 Hadron, Feb 14, 2021
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2021
  3. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Suggest you remove the devices you no longer have, or are no longer using from your Google Play Account. That's what I do.
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  4. Lundavra

    Lundavra Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Thanks, had not thought of that though just had a quick look and all that I can see if you can remove them from appearing in the menus. Getting later so will have a proper look in the morning
    #5 Lundavra, Feb 14, 2021
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2021
  5. Lundavra

    Lundavra Lurker
    Thread Starter

    If I got to "Manage your apps"

    Under "My apps & games"


    "No Activity
    Apps that you've uninstalled or have on other devices will show up here so that you can find them later"

    It shows it searching and searching and search but never getting anywhere!

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