1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    How can I use my laptop to delete apps that are no longer needed from my library in Google Play?

    Note that I am *NOT* asking about how to uninstall an app from my phone/tablet.

    I am on my 5th phone in 7 years and no longer have access to my previous phones (including the one that just died unexpectedly two days ago). I have accumulated hundreds of apps in 4 different Google accounts over the last 7 years and want to clean up my libraries.

    I understand that if I delete something entirely and completely from my library that I will have to re-purchase it if I ever want to use an app that I deleted again. That is indeed what I am trying to do.

    When I log into my Google Play account on my laptop and go to "My Apps", all the apps that I have ever purchased/downloaded are listed, but I am not seeing a way to delete apps from my library (I do understand that I can uninstall them from a specific device, but I want to remove apps entirely and permanently from my library).

    This seems like such a super basic (and easy to implement) function that I cannot believe that Google missed it and suspect instead that I am just not seeing something that is easy and right in front of me. Surely there is a menu somewhere to check a bunch of boxes and delete stuff from my library?
    08-19-2018 05:05 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! I'm not aware of a way to get rid of your entire app purchase/download history in the Play Store on the web. On the Play Store app on your device, if you go to My Apps and then Library, you can tap the X, and that will remove it from the list there -- but I'm not sure it gets rid of the app on the website.
    08-19-2018 06:05 PM
  3. Rukbat's Avatar
    There are 2 listings you can't change in Google - the apps you've downloaded (I still show some from a Gingerbread phone [and one still works in Pie]), and phones you used to have registered (although you can hide them, and eventually they'll disappear). You just can't, there's no provision for that.
    08-21-2018 01:17 PM

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