Android people, is there a way to see if one of your friends downloaded an app?

  • Nitro

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    Sep 08, 2014 12:43 AM GMT
    Hey guys, I am still in a closeted situation over here and I always hated that Apple's App Store didn't have a way to completely delete from you app store download history apps like Grindr or such.

    Sometimes I give my phone to my friends and I am always worried that they might get into that section.

    So I recently got an android phone (not because of that) and I want to know if it is possible to see someone's "My Apps" folder, I see apps are removable on this one.

    I always see reviews of my friends, but I want to be *really* sure that there's not a public profile with Apps I downloaded somewhere.
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    Sep 08, 2014 3:11 AM GMT
    On the Play Store web page, play.google.com I thought I was able to able to delete apps listed that I'd downloaded but I can't see how to do it now.

    I know I was able to do it on my android tablet but I just tried it and I can't see how to do it now so it's definitely changed. I went to My Apps and I can select an app that I've uninstalled but I don't see any way to delete it from the list.
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    Sep 08, 2014 3:17 AM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal saidOn the Play Store web page, play.google.com I thought I was able to able to delete apps listed that I'd downloaded but I can't see how to do it now.

    I know I was able to do it on my android tablet but I just tried it and I can't see how to do it now so it's definitely changed. I went to My Apps and I can select an app that I've uninstalled but I don't see any way to delete it from the list.

    I didn't say so explicitly, but if you let someone play with your phone they'll be able to poke around in the Play Store and see what you've installed in the past.

    Try uninstalling the Play Store app on your phone. You can use the Play Store web page to install and uninstall apps. People won't be able to get to your Play Store web page account if you always sign out from google after using it. Test this on both your phone and your computer.
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    Sep 08, 2014 3:51 AM GMT
    I know on some androids you can set up a guest mode.
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    Sep 08, 2014 4:29 AM GMT
    Apps are linked to your google account, not your phone. So if you ever give away or sell your Android phone, make sure you do a factory wipe/reset.

    Your other friends who use Android won't know what apps you installed, unless you rate or review apps.

    Yes, it's possible to completely delete your app history. Let's say you installed Grindr or some other trash app you no longer want. Just uninstall from your phone. The go to your My Apps list. view all, then hit the X in the corner and it will be removed from your app download history.
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    Sep 08, 2014 5:06 AM GMT
    You mean robots?
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    Sep 08, 2014 5:53 AM GMT
    xrichx saidThe go to your My Apps list. view all, then hit the X in the corner and it will be removed from your app download history.

    That's what I'm not getting on my Nexus tablet, that X in the corner. I did previously. Also check on the Play Store web site and see if you can delete the app from your list; I can't.
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    Sep 08, 2014 1:28 PM GMT
    Hope you can figure this out.

    For iPhone users you CAN hide purchases but only if you have iTunes set up on your computer. I don't know of a way to hide app purchases if you don't use a computer to manage iTunes.
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    Sep 09, 2014 1:21 AM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal said
    xrichx saidThe go to your My Apps list. view all, then hit the X in the corner and it will be removed from your app download history.

    That's what I'm not getting on my Nexus tablet, that X in the corner. I did previously. Also check on the Play Store web site and see if you can delete the app from your list; I can't.

    Yeah, it used to be the opposite.. You could delete your app history from the Play store through a desktop browser, but not through the phone. Looks like they made the switch semi recently.
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    Sep 09, 2014 8:21 AM GMT
    I highly doubt that straight guys in Romania (as in most European countries) have any idea what Grindr is.

    Secondly: if your friends stumble upon your app history it won't be by accident and they probably aren't your friends...

    Sorry for not answering to your question.
  • Nitro

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    Sep 14, 2014 11:54 PM GMT
    Sorry for the late response, thank you all very much, I am just a bit paranoid.


    Now, let's say If friend A has grindr installed. Is friend B able to see he installed it from another android device or google+ profile?
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    Sep 15, 2014 12:50 AM GMT
    Nitro saidSorry for the late response, thank you all very much, I am just a bit paranoid.

    Now, let's say If friend A has grindr installed. Is friend B able to see he installed it from another android device or google+ profile?

    No.
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    Sep 15, 2014 4:00 AM GMT
    Nitro saidSorry for the late response, thank you all very much, I am just a bit paranoid.

    Now, let's say If friend A has grindr installed. Is friend B able to see he installed it from another android device or google+ profile?

    No. But I'm sure both will be surprised to see each other on Grindr though. icon_lol.gif
  • Nitro

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    Sep 15, 2014 4:46 AM GMT

    No. But I'm sure both will be surprised to see each other on Grindr though. icon_lol.gif[/quote]

    yeah, that would be cool, it would be some sort of gaydar in my adress book haha icon_lol.gif