General :: 4.2.2 - How To Share Play Store Purchased Apps But Not Gmail Account
Dec 6, 2013
I'm setting up a tablet (Asus MemoPad FDH10, Android 4.2.2) for my mother, and I would love to be able to install the apps I've already bought, but without giving her access to my emails, photos and other data linked with my Google account.
One way is to add my Play Store Account, download the apps and then remove it, but some apps request licence and I fear that there should be some problems with it. Is there any work around?
I am about to activate a Droid for my wife, and I would to set her up with her own Google account for email, contacts and such, but be able to download apps using my Google Checkout account and be able to install my purchased apps. Is there a way to do this? I know this is available in the iOS world. I was hoping the same thing would be available in the Android world.
Having owned 11 different Android phones/tablets since 2010, I have a gazillion apps listed in my Google Play Store account. I know it is possible to individually delete apps from my phone/tablet, but for the love of all things telephony, once you delete an app it takes you back to the frickin' top of the list. I thought there would be a simple way to do this by going to the Play Store on my laptop, but for the life of me I can't figure out how to get rid of them. I realize it is not a big deal, but being the obsessive person that I am, once I try to do something.
When I log into my Google Play Store account on my laptop and go to "My Apps", it lists all the apps that I have ever downloaded, but there doesn't appear to be a way to delete them like there is on a device!
My Google account on my Note 2 is registered under my gmail address for work. Every app I have ever purchased is under my work account. If I were to lose my job, I cannot use that email address anymore, thus losing everything I have purchased. Should I start a new gmail account and start buying apps through it? Can I just add a new email to my phone, or do I need to wipe the data? Can I have two emails where I can access apps through one, but not the other?
I purchased apps, via Google Play, and now can't download them. Not just to my Xoom, but also my SGS2. I've tried all download fix options on the Google site, even talked to a tech (who asked I do them again, and then respond via email).
Another option would be to do a factory wipe/reset. Since I'm playing around with ICS, I decided to revert back to factory on the Xoom and try again. Still no luck. Just stays at "Starting download". No percentage. No little "downloading..." message under it. Can't even cancel it from downloading.
And I've tried the following options: Cleared the cache and/or data Uninstalled updates Logged in and out of the "Talk" app several times Rebooted Tried requesting from the store web page on my desktop Tried over different wifi networks Tried over Verizon Tried over AT&T Tried with ICS 4.0.3 Tried with Gingerbread 2.3.6 Tried with Honeycomb 3.2.6 Tried with a factor reset/wiped Xoom (using .img files directly from the Motorola web site) I have plenty of free space available
I know if this doesn't get resolved, both of my android devices will have become useless to me.
yesterday I reflashed a tablet with a clean install of cm7, factory reset clear cache etc. Latest Gapps.
I set up the main account with a gmail account I made for my kids because the device is mainly used by them. I added my own google account so it can be used with the play store to redownload all the apps I have purchased for them. I have set the play store to use my google account.
But all the apps I have previously paid for have their price listed beside them in the store, rather than saying "purchased". If I try to buy them again it gives me message saying there was an error with the transaction.I have set up a device with 2 accounts like this before and it worked ok.
I obtained an Android from a friend and created a second account for the Play Store. Now I want to remove the initial account (first on the list). It has as its ID a non Gmail account and I do not know the password associated with it.
I went into App settings and for Google Play Store clicked on Clear data. That did not remove either account.
What are the step to take to remove the initial account?
I signed in to Google Play using my own personal email address, as I figured that would be the easiest way to manage my account. Lo and behold, a year later there are now four Android devices on my Google Play account (my S3, a Nexus 7, a 2013 Nexus 7, and a Kindle Fire running AOSP). When setting up these other devices, I could not figure out how to set up my account for only Google Play. I have sync disabled for things such as GMail and Hangouts, but they can still manually switch to my account in the respective apps. I have Googled around and cannot find any solution, though I think some of that may have to do with me having no idea how to word my search queries. Is there any way to set this up, or will I have to make an entirely new Google account for the entire family? I have not purchased many apps (no more than $30), but the two Nexuses (Nexi?) that are not rooted will lose all of their app data.
I just bought Sony Xperia S from online shop, when i use the phone i realize the phone does not have Play Store, so i decided to install it by myself. When i try to open the application, the Play Store will suddenly close. Until now i can't download anything from my phone via Play Store.
My Gmail account was really messed up, so I deleted it and started from scratch, completely forgetting that all of my contacts, apps, etc were all part of that. I am fine with retrieving my contacts, my main fear is having to repurchase applications. Is there anyway I can retrieve my purchased apps on a new account without having to re-buy them?
I have my EVO as my personal phone.Now my employer is talking about getting us all a work phone.They haven't settled on which phone or even platform yet.They were just asking us which we'd prefer.The general consensus was Android and Blackberry as the two finalist.That just got me to wondering if I were to have a second android phone could I just use the same Gmail account.Would the email/calendar/contacts all sync to both phones?
I just flashed my Sony Ericson Xperia Play with a custom kernal and ROM. I am attempting to connect to the google play store but it wont let me use my yahoo account. When it says to enter my account it asks for a google account and my yahoo account is currently associated with google, i have been able to download apps for my phone through this account before (Before flashing the phone).
It's not the flash which has made it impossible to use my yahoo account but the fact that i need a gmail account now to download apps. In the past i have been able to use my yahoo account but i cannot get it to work.
How i can log into the play store with my yahoo account? Is it impossible to access the play store with a non gmail account or that you cant have a google account associated with a non gmail email address i will post screenshot for proof.
I use my google account on 2 devices: galaxy s3 and nexus 10 tab.i recently flashed on my s3 a paranoid rom. there, i was asked to sign in to my google account (like always when u set up a phone) but then it downloaded automatically all apps i had on my phone before (under play store ALL) and id also knew, which apps i just use on my tablet and did not install those! know, i finally found which rom i prefer to use from now on (cyanomod).
How to force playstore to restore the device like id happend on the other rom? and NO, have no other backups of my app, and the app data is not importent, i just dont want to download all apps manually.
Sometimes my dad grounds me from using some of my chat apps that i use to talk to all of my friends. He always checks the Google Play Store on my phone and looks under My Apps and then All so he can see if i've downloaded one of them. If i download it from the play store it will show up here, even if i've already deleted it. I used to be able to get around this by downloading the .apk file for the app from another website, and not from the play store. That way it wouldn't show up in the My Apps section. But the other day i did this and the app still showed up in the My Apps part of the play store, even though i didn't download it from there.
Is another way to download an app so it doesn't show up after i delete it?
I've got a problem with my play store. I have Samsung galaxy S3 and the problem is that my play store doesn't show me most of apps, I can't even find angry birds. It doesn't show me apps to buy for money. Nothing. Also there are apps which I can't download because it says 'This item is not available in your country'
I used my friend's email to log into play store and the problem's gone. Everything work fine. I created a new email account but it still doesn't work I can only fully use play store using his email.
is there a way to view update details in the Google Play Store. I previously had an iphone and on iOS I was able to view what changes the new update has released but cannot seem to find this information on Android.
Can I extract them from stock ROM or back them up from the device? I've successfully compiled and flashed the Android source for my Nexus device, but naturally all Google Apps are missing. Mostly, I am interested in the Play Store. Can I extract it from the stock Nexus ROM? Which files do I need? Again, I don't want to download some gapps.zip, but want to know the procedure myself. (I've tried installing some apps from the apps/ directory in the stock rom, only Maps.apk did work.)
I've just looked at my apps list in the play store and there is loads of my installed apps missing they are installed on my phone but not showing up in the list. Where they have gone and how to get them back. Nexus 7