Google Play Store website allows you to uninstall and update apps remotely


The Google Play Store has gotten an upgrade and I think a lot of you will like the changes Google has made. For starters, you can now see which apps are installed on which devices.

Prior to the update Google would only show that you had the app “installed,” and that status didn’t change even if you uninstalled that app from all your devices.

That is no longer the case as Google put those apps into their own section. That’s not even the best upgrade of all: you can now uninstall and update apps in addition to the already existing ability to install apps.

This makes managing your apps way more enjoyable and easy, and I’m sure many of you will appreciate it as much as I do. Hit the Play Store up now to see for yourself. PS: don’t make fun of my lack of apps as I’ve just gotten done installing the latest RC for Cyanogenmod 9. :) [Thanks to everyone who sent this in!]

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. Now if they would just allow me to remove old apps from the ALL list that I used for like 10seconds that would be great…..Okay I confess I am embarrassed by iBoobs….;-)

    1. Damn, I was hoping that was part of the update. This is one of my biggest gripes about the Play store.

  2. can you get rid of apps that you no longer want in your library? i’ve got about 49 fart apps that i don’t want

    1. I’ve been wondering about that too, getting a new phone soon and want a clean slate other than paid apps, of course

      1. I think that depends if the app is saved in the system or not. I mean,
        you can’t delete and app that’s saved in the system without root. So…?

  3. Can’t uninstall pre-loaded crapware, of course :/

  4. How do I remove an old device from my account?

    1. You can’t. Even when you “hide” a device (which I’ve done at least 4 times for the same one) it just comes right back.

    2. I think the best they have right now is greying out old devices (my DInc shows up inactive/grey)… not ideal but better than nothing (although not by much).

  5. Yeah that’s great, but it still doesn’t show all of my apps. This has been a problem since the Play store first came out. The “Other Apps” section let’s me get all the way to the “F’s” and then goes right back to the beginning. If I don’t remember the apps I’ve paid for and don’t have installed, then I have to go through all of my receipts to figure it out. It’s something so simple to fix, yet it’s been this way for months.

  6. Will this uninstall security apps? If so I can see this being a problem when someone hacks an account.

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