Google Play Store- The Five Wonderful Tips to Make it More Useful

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Google Play Store- The Five Wonderful Tips to Make it More Useful

Android users always look for the Google Play Store as the option to have the best apps to download because of the great variety and range of wonderful free apps. Here you can find the five best tips for the Google play store to have the apps you want, save money and do things more useful. If you still do not know how to download the Google play store app on your Android or if by default you do not find this app on your Android then watch the video below.

Five Wonderful Tips to Make it More Useful

Tip #1- Install an app that you do not find in your country

Install an app that you do not find in your countryInstall an app that you do not find in your country
Install an app that you do not find in your country

Sometimes when you browse for apps such as pokies apps or slot games apps you find that you cannot have them in your country. So if you’re really keen to get an app that’s not available in your country then you can still get your hands on it by using a VPN. ‘VPN’ means ‘virtual private network’. It gives you a secure internet connection via private networks in locations outside of your current one.

Basically, a VPN service can make it look like you’re accessing the internet from a different location. It’s important that you choose a credible VPN.

Once you’ve downloaded a VPN, select the country whose Play Store you want to access in the VPN app, get the VPN up and running, and then open the Play Store app. It should land on the Play Store homepage of the country you selected. Now you can get the app you desire.

Tip #2-  Manage your apps in the Play Store

Manage your apps in the Play Store
Manage your apps in the Play Store

The Google Play store has an area called ‘My apps & games. From here you can look at which apps you’ve downloaded, which were pre-loaded and the apps that you need to update. This is an excellent place to manage your apps within the Play Store and getting to it is easy.

Open up the Google Play Store on your Android device. Open the menu, the three horizontal lines at the top left of your screen. Under the Apps & Games section you’ll see the My apps and & games link, tap this. Now you should see a list of your installed apps.

From here you can hit the button Update All in the top right-hand corner of your screen. You can monitor what you’ve downloaded and manage these apps. If you go into the All section you can see which apps were on your device and what could be removed.

Tip #3- Put a parental lock on Google Play

If you don’t want your child or dependent downloading inappropriate apps on the Play Store you can set up parental controls to prevent your Android device from being misused. This could include games with copious amounts of violence or gore. Apps that could put them in danger like dating apps or chats that give out their location.

Parental lock on Google Play
Put a parental lock on Google Play

It’s easy to put a parental lock on the Google Play Store. All you need to do is open the Play Store and tap the menu icon. Go into the Settings and tap Parental controls and hit the slider so it says ‘On’. From there you will be asked to create a parental lock PIN code. Create one and then go through the list of things you can download on the Play Store and tap the ones you want to set restrictions for.

Once the restrictions are set, your child will need to enter your PIN code each time they try to download something that triggers the restriction.

Tip #4- Get refunds on the Google Play Store

You can get refunds for Play Store purchases with a single tap; so long as you do it within two hours of buying the app. This should be plenty of time to find out if that new weather app actually works, or whether that game is as fun or not. Once you’ve purchased an app, on its Play Store page you’ll see options to Install or Open. In addition, a Refund option should appear to the left of it. Tap the refund button within two hours of your purchase to get your money back, no questions asked.

Google Play Refund
Get refunds on the Google Play Store

If you notice that a child or dependent made this purchase without permission you can always change their privileges. Go to the Play Store, tap the menu icon and hit Settings. Toggle requires authentication for purchases then choose for all purchases through Google Play on this device.

Tip #5- Check out the ‘Indie Corner

Indie Corner
Check out the ‘Indie Corner

At Indie corner you can find independent apps from small developers Indie Corner can’t be found from within the Play Store itself. Instead, open a web browser on your Android device and search for ‘Indie Corner. The first result should be ‘Discover Indie Corner’ from Google Play. Head in and you should see the list which is refreshed with new apps every month or so.

Hope these five tips come in handy to you and seem useful.

Kamal Kaur

Kamal writes about new apps and user ratings. She joined us from India. She's also written for other tech blogs and forums before joining Pokies for Android. Kamal's real passion is nature and animals. She also writes poetry. Still waiting for her to write us a poem about Google Technology or Android devices.

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