How to remove a device from Google Play & add device nicknames

You can choose which of your devices show on app menus on the Google Play website. You can also give devices nicknames so they’re easier to identify.

You can also remove a device from Google Play by hiding it. When a device is hidden, you can't install apps to that device from your web browser.

How to remove devices from Google Play

Google Play keeps track of your previously used devices. You cannot remove a device from your Google Play history, but you can:

  • Remove your account from a device. If you remove your account from an old device, your Google Play history or activity are not visible on that device.
  • Hide the device on Google Play. When you hide a device, it doesn’t show up when you download something from the Google Play website.

How to hide devices on Google Play

If you no longer own or use a device, you can hide it so it doesn't appear when you download something from your computer or mobile browser:

  1. Go to play.google.com.
  2. At the top right, click your profile icon.
  3. Click Library & devices.
  4. Select the Devices tab.
  5. Next to the device, click Show in menus.

How to add a device nickname

You can add device nicknames to make them easier to identify, which can help when you have multiple devices associated with your account. To add a nickname for a device:

  1. Go to play.google.com.
  2. At the top right, click your profile icon.
  3. Click Library & devices
  4. Select the Devices tab.
  5. Find the device you want to change.
  6. Under "Nickname," enter the new name.
  7. Click Update.
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