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Manage applications

How can I access the apps on my phone or download others?

Google Play is an entertainment hub full of music, movies, books, apps, and games. You can instantly access your content from all your Android devices.

Touch Apps Image> Play Store

  • Find: To search, tap in the top right
  • Review: To show details and reviews for an app you found, just tap it.
    Tip: For the full list of reviews, tap See all below the third review—then tap Most helpful first or Options to customize the list.
  • Download: To download an app you found, tap it to open details and then tap Download, or the price.
  • Share: To share an app you found, tap it to open details and then tap.
  • Reinstall: To show or reinstall apps you downloaded from the Google Play Store app, tap Menu Image> My Apps.
  • On a computer: To find and manage apps from any computer, go to http://play.google.com using your Google account and password.
    There, you can browse apps on the big screen, manage your apps across multiple devices (like a smartphone and tablet), and even set new apps to download to your devices.
  • Music, Books & Movies: You can also use the Google Play Store app to download “Music on Google Play” , “Books on Google Play” , and “Movies & TV on Google Play”.
  • Help: To get help and more, tap Menu Image in the top right.

Open an application

Your phone comes with some apps preinstalled, and you can download and install more.  

To open an app, from the home screen, touch AppsImage  and touch an application from the list.

Switch between recent apps from anywhere





If you’re surfing the Web and want to quickly bring up your music player to switch songs, touch Recent Image.

This displays a list of the most recent apps you've been using so that you can switch to another.

From here, you can also see all of your recently used apps. Touch the area next to the app icon to open the recently used app.





Download apps

To download apps:

  1. Touch Apps Image
  2. Touch Play Store 
  3. Browse the Store for the app(s) you are interested in.

After you download an app, the icon for that app appears in your App Tray.

To let your smartphone install apps that are not from Google Play, tap Apps Image> Settings > Security & Screen Lock and check Unknown sources

Remove apps

To remove an application:

  1. Touch Apps Image
  2. Touch Play Store 
  3. Touch Menu Image
  4. Touch My apps
  5. Touch the application that you want to remove
  6. Touch Uninstall, then confirm by touching OK

Applications errors

If you are experiencing errors with certain application, click here for guided troubleshooting assistance.

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