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When will Google allow us to manage devices?

Discussion in 'Google' started by ouch1976, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. ouch1976

    ouch1976 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Nov 30, 2011
    I've gone through multiple devices over the past few years so when I go into my Play account on my PC I can see all those devices. That's great and all, but there are several devices that I would like to delete forever. Especially those devices that show up solely because I flashed a new rom. I know that you can disable the devices for Google Music and you can hide the devices in the Play menu, but I feel like I should be able to totally disassociate the devices from my account. I always fear that my information is still on a device even if I factory reset it and wipe all the data, and seeing the device in my menu online does not reassure me that its all gone. Am I crazy, or should Google allow us completely get rid of devices associated with our Google account?


  2. Digital Controller

    Digital Controller The Real Bass Creator

    Sep 5, 2012
    Civil Engineer
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Moving thread into the Google Forum.

    Also, i have thought that they should add this, even though they keep the phones in there for no particular reason, when you factory reset your device the only reason it keeps the device and doesn't say you have 2 of that same device is because it registers a certain number to GPlay and persists through factory resets, however, no information is stored within that and you can't just log onto your account after a factory reset, so even if you give your device away and that person uses the phone there will be no way they could tell what your GPlay account information was.
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  3. pbf98

    pbf98 Well-Known Member

    Oct 16, 2011
    .NET Developer
    I would like to see this, and better organization with the apps that you have downloaded.. Perhaps list each device, then what apps you downloaded on that device vs just listing all apps you have downloaded in the past.

    That way, if you get a new phone and you want the exact same apps that you had on the last phone, you could just download from that list rather than searching through hundreds of apps from over 10 phones you've had in the past..

    Would be nice!
    YrkieLvr2 likes this.
  4. YrkieLvr2

    YrkieLvr2 New Member

    Mar 20, 2012
    Keeping a happy family
    East Kootenays, BC
    Yes, pbf98! If we can't delete the old devices then at least have your idea available!
  5. Davdi

    Davdi Well-Known Member

    Jul 4, 2012
    Looking for a Job
    The Shire
    When I look at 'My Apps' in the Play Store on my PC, it shows what is installed on each of my devices. It would be easy to install exactly what you want on a new device from there.

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