1. Hendri Hendri's Avatar
    Hello,

    I wanna ask something about google play. Everytime we installed app from google play, it seems like we leave a track there. Our contact (google) may find out what app we do or did have from app recommendation. Am I correct ? If so, is there anyway to avoid that ? The goal is to download 1 app, bit leave no track in that. Can we do that ?

    Thx

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    10-22-2015 04:23 AM
  2. ManiacJoe's Avatar
    Any time you install an app from Google Play or uninstall an app, that activity is being recorded on the Google Play servers. To avoid that you would need to download the APK from a third party.
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    10-22-2015 02:49 PM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    That's part of the deal when utilizing Google's services. As ManiacJoe mentions, you could manually install an apk file, but be aware that (a) the file sources where you can find apks are not regulated, and therefore increase the risk for malware, and (b) those sites may directly or indirectly support piracy.
    10-22-2015 03:48 PM
  4. Hendri Hendri's Avatar
    Let say if we download apk file from third source (which also available at play store), will it show up on "recommendation app" in our google contact's pages ?

    Or another option, if we create new google account with no contact, and we download the apk file with our laptop, then we transfer the file to our phone, will it show up in app recommends pages as well ?

    Thx

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    10-22-2015 04:26 PM
  5. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    Let say if we download apk file from third source (which also available at play store), will it show up on "recommendation app" in our google contact's pages ?

    Or another option, if we create new google account with no contact, and we download the apk file with our laptop, then we transfer the file to our phone, will it show up in app recommends pages as well ?

    Thx

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    You can't download the APK to your laptop from the Google Play Store and then install it on any device you want.

    You can create another Google account and use that to download from the Play Store. Then Google would only know what apps you used with that account but not your primary account that you use for other stuff like email, hangouts, etc.

    You could also use the Amazon app store to get apps, but then Amazon will be keeping track of what apps you use and install. There is also the issue of apps not getting updated as quickly or consistently as they do on the Google Play Store.
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    10-22-2015 07:31 PM
  6. Aquila's Avatar
    Abandoning the Google Play Store leaves you outside of the security that the store provides. Here there be monsters. Buona Fortuna.
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    10-22-2015 07:36 PM
  7. Hendri Hendri's Avatar
    You can create another Google account and use that to download from the Play Store. Then Google would only know what apps you used with that account but not your primary account that you use for other stuff like email, hangouts, etc.
    But is it possible for us to use a seperate google account for the apk and another primary account (for email etc), at the same time, in 1 phone together ?

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    10-22-2015 11:01 PM
  8. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    But is it possible for us to use a seperate google account for the apk and another primary account (for email etc), at the same time, in 1 phone together ?

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    Yes. You can be logged in to multiple accounts on the same phone.

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    10-23-2015 12:10 PM
  9. Hendri Hendri's Avatar
    Yes. You can be logged in to multiple accounts on the same phone.

    Sent from my LG-H810 using Tapatalk
    Sorry, I need to reassure something ....

    If i sign in my google play with new account, other google apps will use this new account or it will stay with the old one ? (Such as google map, drive, photo, etc)

    And also, all my purchased app from old account, will it still get update even i'm signing in with new account ?

    Thx

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    10-23-2015 02:51 PM
  10. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    Sorry, I need to reassure something ....

    If i sign in my google play with new account, other google apps will use this new account or it will stay with the old one ? (Such as google map, drive, photo, etc)

    Most of the Google Apps have an easy way to switch what account you're using.

    And also, all my purchased app from old account, will it still get update even i'm signing in with new account ?

    You would need to make sure that when you go to the Play Store that you're currently using the secondary account. The apps you download will be associated with that account. If you remove that account from your phone I think you would still get updates as long as the app was installed, but I have not tried that to make sure.

    Thx

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    Answers are inline.
    10-23-2015 04:51 PM

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