Google Play Store gets remote app uninstallation support

The Google Play Store is adding a feature that allows you to uninstall apps from other Android devices that are linked to your account. This means you can remotely manage the apps on your child’s tablet, your old phone, or any other device you’re signed in to.



Banish unwanted apps from any connected device Google Play Store account

Google Play Store’s new remote app uninstallation feature throws open a digital portal to a clutter-free future. With just a few clicks, you can banish unwanted apps from any connected device linked to your Play Store account.

Google Play Store

Here’s how it works:

  1. Open the Play Store app on your trusty phone or tablet.
  2. Tap your profile picture and head to “Manage apps & device.”
  3. Click the “Devices” tab and choose the device you want to declutter.
  4. Boom! You’re greeted with a list of all its installed apps.
  5. Pick the app you want to say goodbye to, tap “Uninstall,” and voila, it’s gone!

The benefits are undeniable:

  • Parental Power: Keep an eye on your kids’ app usage and banish those educational games gathering dust. Dinnertime peace, achieved!
  • Lost Phone Savior: Misplaced your phone? Unload sensitive apps remotely, preserving your precious data.
  • Tech Decluttering Nirvana: Free up storage space across devices with effortless clicks. Spring cleaning, reinvented!

Of course, every hero has limitations:

  • Google Play Store Exclusives: Only apps downloaded from the Play Store succumb to this magic. Sideloaded treasures require manual intervention.
  • Online and awake: Both devices need to be online and active for the spell to work. No ghostbusting in comas!
  • Account affinity: You can only manage apps on devices linked to the same Google account.

Overall, this is a welcome addition to the Google Play Store that offers increased convenience and control over your Android ecosystem.

The Google Play Store’s remote app uninstallation feature is currently in beta testing and is expected to be rolled out to all users in the coming months. However, the exact timeline for its wider release is still undisclosed by Google.

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