Check Now to See All Android Apps You Purchased but Forgot to Install
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Android has so many awesome apps The Best Android Apps on the Google Play Store The Best Android Apps on the Google Play Store Looking for the best apps for your Android phone or tablet? Here's our comprehensive list of the best apps for Android. Read More that it’s tough to keep track of them all. After a few years of downloading apps, you likely have a massive list on your Google Play Store My Apps page. Going through these to track down a forgotten ourchase has always been a pain, but Google has thankfully revamped the page so it’s easier to navigate.

Head to the Play Store app on your phone, then slide out the left menu bar. Select My Apps & Games to view everything you’ve downloaded. You’ll notice several new tabs to organize your apps:

  • Updates collects apps that have new versions, and also shows those you’ve recently updated. Recently, Google added a feature that shows you how new the updates are.
  • Installed shows all apps currently on your device. You can sort them alphabetically, by when they were last updated or used, or by size.
  • Library holds every app that you’ve ever downloaded or purchased that’s not on your device. If you want to remove something from this list, click the x icon to its right.
  • The Beta tab shows apps for which you’ve opted into early access How to Get New Features in Android Apps Before Anyone Else How to Get New Features in Android Apps Before Anyone Else Want to beta test new versions of your favorite apps before they're officially released? It's now easier than ever. Read More , if any.

Hopefully, these new tabs make it easier for you to manage your collection of Android apps. If you’ve had an Android device for years, it might be worth going through the Library tab and clearing out old apps that don’t work anymore. That will make it a more useful collection of apps gone by.

Make sure you don’t forget to check out the best apps that aren’t in the Play Store 10 Best Android Apps Not in the Play Store 10 Best Android Apps Not in the Play Store The Play Store isn't the end-all-be-all of Android apps. If you've never ventured outside of it, you're really missing out. Read More .

Do you like the new Play Store tabs? How many apps did you remove form your Library? Share your thoughts with us in the comments!

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  1. Richie
    May 2, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    I've had these tabs since 2016 and they're still new somewhere!

  2. Vaelek
    May 1, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    This is still a fail. There needs to be a filter for ONLY apps that have been purchased. Scrolling through every free app you've ever installed mixed in there is just as useless as before.