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Reinstall and re-enable apps

After buying an app on Google Play, you can install it on any device with your Google Account without paying for it again. You can also turn on apps that came with your device after turning them off.

Install or turn apps back on

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Play Store app Google Play.
  2. Tap Menu Menu and then My Apps and games and then Library.
  3. Tap the app you want to install or turn on.
  4. Tap Install or Enable.

Can't find previously purchased or downloaded apps

If you can’t find an app you own or are asked to buy it again, make sure you're on the account that bought it.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Play Store app Google Play.
  2. Tap Menu Menu.
  3. Check the top left corner to see if you’re signed in.
    • If you see your name or profile photo, you’re already signed in. You may need to switch to the correct account.
    • If you see Sign in, tap it to sign in to an account.

Uninstall apps

If you don’t want an app, you can always remove it or turn it off.

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