Everyone who has ever used an Android powered smartphone knows that Google loves nothing more than to add features to its apps and services. In fact, the plethora of features that Google’s operating system offers is one of the things that separates Android powered smartphones from Apple’s iPhones. Nonetheless, today we are going to talk about the Google Play Store and present three incredible tips that you probably didn’t know about. Without any further ado, let’s get into it!
Google Play Store – Three Incredible Tips
- Disable Default Apps
Google automatically takes some apps and adds them to people’s smartphone screen by default. The reason behind this is to make those apps more accessible, but Android users might not want them to be featured on the home screen. Luckily, they can be disabled by following the next steps: Swipe left to right on the Google Play Store homepage – Tap on Settings – De-select the “add icon to Home Screen” option.
- Install Apps from PC
Did you know that you can install apps on your smartphone directly from your PC? This can be done by accessing the Google Play Store from your PC’s browser, selecting the app that you wish to install, tapping on the “Install” button and then simply selecting the device (smartphone or PC) where to install the app.
- Ask for Refunds
If you have ever made a purchase on the Google Play Store and regretted it right after, then you should know for the next time that you have a 15 minute window where you can ask for a refund. This can be done by following the next steps: Tap on the “Gear” icon and access “My Orders, Now, select the app that you want to receive a refund for and tap on “Report a Problem”. All that’s left now is to tap again on the “I’d like to request a refund” option.
Carrie Ryley was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale. As a journalist Carmen has contributed to NPR News Blog, Outdoor Magazine and many other publications. In regards to academics, Carrie earned a degree in business degree from A&N and earned her master’s degree at University of Florida. Carrie covers local news and culture stories here at Miami Morning Star.