1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    Ive had it since before they stopped it a couple years ago, but my phone is automatically backed up with everything when I switch phones. I now have galaxy 8+, look through phone settings app, then playstore app, then I googled it and it pulls things that are in your phone. And there it was. I tried clicking on it, and it went to my home screen. And it didn't do anything when I held down on it. Help mehh?
    02-08-2019 02:33 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! When you say you "Googled it and it pulls things that are in your phone, and there it was," what did it actually say? Did it report to you that the app is actually on the phone?

    In general, if an app is no longer available in the Play Store, it won't be reinstalled on a new phone, because it's trying to reinstall from the Play Store (not from some backed up copy of the app's apk installer file).
    02-08-2019 03:03 PM
  3. Rukbat's Avatar
    If you have an old phone that it's installed n, you can try using Apk Extractor to create an apk file of the app. Then copy the apk file to the 8+ and run it (find it in a file manager and tap it) and it should install the app.
    02-09-2019 12:17 PM

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