Hide devices & add device nicknames

You can choose which of your devices are shown on app menus on the Google Play website. By hiding a device, you won't be able to install apps to that device from your web browser. By adding a device nickname, you can make it easier to identify that device when installing apps.

Note: It's not possible to remove a device from your Google Play device history.

Hide devices on Google Play

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

  1. On a web browser, go to Google Play Settings.
  2. Under "Visibility," use the checkboxes to select which devices are shown in your menus.

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 device nickname:

  1. On a web browser, go to Google Play Settings.
  2. Locate the device you'd like to add a nickname for and select Edit.
  3. Under "Nickname," name your device in the text field that appears.
  4. Select Update to save your device's nickname.

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