The Google Play Store comes with many perks, and if you know how to properly get advantage of them, then you might hit gold with every tap.
You can always put a parental lock on the store
If you’re afraid that your kid will download inappropriate apps on the Play Store, then you might want to set parental controls in order to prevent them from doing so. There are many games out there full of violence or gore, or any other apps which ask for the location of the device.
All you have to do is to open the Play Store and open the menu, then get to Settings. Then, tap Parental controls and switch the toggle to On. You will be asked to create a parental lock PIN code. Then go through the list of apps and tap the one that you want to set restrictions for.
The device will ask for the PIN every time your child wants to download somethings restricted. You can always go back and change the settings.
The Indie Corner has a lot of surprises for us
In this industry, it is not the big developers who have to suffer, but the small ones. This is why you need to check out the Indie Corner as soon as possible. It is always challenging to find independent apps. Indie Corner is the place where they all gather, and it’s full of amazing apps.
You need to open a web browser on your Android device and search for Indie Corner. You should find Discover Indie Corner as the first result on the Google Play Store. You should see a list of new apps every month.
Did you know that you can get refunds for your Play Store purchases? It’s only one click away, but the thing is that you need to do it within two hours of buying the app. Two hours is enough to see if the app works or if you like it enough to keep it.
After you’ve bought the app, on the Play Store page of the app, you should see the options to Install or Open. There’s also a Refund option, placed on the left. All you need to do is to tap on the refund button, and you will get your money back.
If you want to feel more secure, you can always go into the Play Store, and tap the menu icon and tap Settings. Then you need to toggle Require authentication for purchases and choose For all purchases through Google Play on this device.
You can choose not to add a shortcut to the Home screen
So when you install a new app, the Google Play Store will add a shortcut to your home screen. If that is annoying to you, you can choose to stop that, especially if you’re downloading a lot of apps at a time.
Go to the Google Play Store and go to Settings. Then, you need to Uncheck the Add icon to Home screen checkbox.
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