For Android users, the Google Play Store is a one-stop-shop for everything we could ever possibly need – from useful apps to entirely useless ways to pass a few hours, the average Android user downloads all sorts of things… and a lot of them end up deleted within minutes.
In case you weren’t aware, the Google Play Store keeps track of everything you’ve ever downloaded, whether you currently have it installed or not. If you feel like cleaning out your history or just want to forget you ever downloaded Tinder in the first place, follow these simple steps. They work for Android 9 and later – earlier versions may differ slightly.
- Open the Google Play Store and click on my apps & games
Simply open the Play Store on your phone and press the menu button on the left. Select ‘My apps & games’ and you’ll see a list of the apps you have installed at the moment. Here, you get a chance to update anything you may not have up to date.
- Click on Library
Click on the Library button near the top in order to see an overview of the entirety of your apps. You can sort them either alphabetically or by what you used most recently. For apps that are still supported and compatible with your phone, you’ll find an Install button next to the grey X. Ones that can’t be installed are shown without the install button, with just an X.
- Deleting apps
In order to delete an app from your list, you need to click the ‘X’ button. You’ll be prompted to confirm that you want to delete that app from your history. You’ll still be able to reinstall it later if you’d like, by finding it again in the play store.
Once you’ve confirmed that you want to delete the app, it will disappear from your library, and that’s that.