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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

  1. On a web browser, go to Google Play Settings.
  2. Under “My devices,” look in the "Visibility" column. Next to each device you want to remove in Google Play, unselect Show in menus.

How to add a device nickname

  1. On a web browser, go to Google Play Settings.
  2. Under “My devices,” you’ll see your Google Play devices. 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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