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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.

Remove devices on 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, the new owner cannot see your Google Play history or activity.  

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," next to each device you want to see in Google Play, select Show in 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 nickname for a device:

  1. On a web browser, go to Google Play Settings.
  2. Next to the device you want to nickname, select Edit.
  3. Under "Nickname," name your device in the text field that appears.
  4. Select Update.


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