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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by gopack116, Feb 17, 2016.

  1. gopack116

    gopack116 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Looking to prevent installation of apps of all kinds, or at least prevention of accessing recently downloaded apps.
    I have the play store locked with a PIN, but accessing play.google.com allows for app installation just as easily. Looking for a method to set a PIN by default on all apps downloaded, or prevent any new software installation without a PIN, regardless of application used to access the installation prompts.
    Thanks very much.
     


  2. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Go to the play store, goto settings, choose do not update. Done.
     
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  3. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Installation from the Play Store requires your Google login credentials. If you haven't given them to someone else then nobody can install apps that way. I guess I'd need to know more about the circumstances here.
     
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  4. electricpete

    electricpete Android Expert

    I'm guessing you give your phone to others unsupervised?

    Do you have a pin?

    What version android? (Marshmallow has provision for multiple users which might help although I'm not that familiar with it)
     
  5. steiny180

    steiny180 Android Enthusiast

    Disable the GlueGull play$tore app.

    If you need to use it:

    1) Enable Airplane Mode (which disables data and wifi)
    2) Enable and start play$store
    3) Reenter your play$tore download updates settings preferences if needed
    4) Disable Airplane Mode

    When finished using play$tore, DISABLE it.
     
  6. James_Watson

    James_Watson Android Enthusiast

    It's easy. Access play.google.com with your web browser, then log out and don't remember password. :D
     
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