Returns, refunds and replacements for devices
This article is for customers who bought a phone, tablet, laptop, or another device or accessory on Google Play.
Returns & exchanges
Google wants you to love the devices and accessories that you buy from the Google Play store. If you aren’t happy with something you bought, you can return an item within 15 calendar days after the day you received it. We’ll send a full refund (minus your original shipping & handling charges) to your original payment method within 14 business days after Google receives the device.
Tip: All purchases from November 10, 2014 - December 25, 2014 may be be returned through January 9, 2015.
Google Play doesn’t do exchanges. You can return your purchase and use your refund to buy something else though.
How to return your device or accessory
- Get in touch: Contact us to get return instructions.
- Wrap it up: Here’s what you’ll need to include in your package.
- The box your purchase came in
- The device or accessory
- Other accessories, documentation, and anything else that came with the device
- The form we give you with the return instructions (If you need to add your device’s serial number to the form, here are some instructions to find it.)
- Your SIM card
- Device cases
- Extended batteries
- Other add-ons & accessories
- Send it back to Google: Package and ship your return according to the instructions in the email from Google Play support. You are responsible for making sure that the device arrives at Google in its original condition.
to initiate a return within 15 days of
receiving your order
|Return item(s) to Google
within 14 days of receiving
a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA)
|Item(s) arrives at Google warehouse||Receive refund within 14 calendar days|
Defects, missing shipments, & undeliverable packagesReplacing defective devices
If your device doesn’t work correctly through no fault of your own, request a call and we’ll help you figure out whether or not you’re entitled to a refund, replacement, or repair. Visit our Warranty Center for more information.
If you don’t receive your order or you think it was stolen, contact us.
Google Play can't ship orders to certain places (like PO boxes, military bases, and specific regions). If we can’t deliver your order, it’ll be shipped back to us and we’ll send you a refund.