Google Play 3.9.16 update allows removal of apps from “All Apps” list

by: J. Angelo RacomaOctober 12, 2012

Google is rolling out an incremental update to its official app store, Google Play. We earlier reported that  Google Play version 3.9.16 is already rolling out, and we now focus on a feature that may be minor but still important for folks who install a lot of apps. This new update comes with the ability to remove apps listed under the “All Apps” list.

This will come in very handy especially for Android users whose app lists tend to get out of hand. For instance, if you’ve been accumulating a lot of apps under a single account when you switch devices, or if you’ve been downloading apps for trial purposes, your “All Apps” list might already be quite lengthy.

The new update allows you to select apps individually or in batches, which makes it quite easy to manage your app history. Sometimes, you just want to switch to a new device with a clean slate, which will now be possible by removing all apps from history.

Google has yet to push the update, but if you want to try it out now, Android Police is offering the APK for download. The APK is signed by Google, which gives us assurance of its authenticity and security.

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  • Wilma

    Does this mean we can remove carrier blow are without rooting (or ‘disabling’)??

    • Ray

      No, it just means you can remove the porn apps that sit in your apps list, so that your spouse doesn’t see them.

    • Kassim

      @50413b9e6948c1a5afc625fb42f94fa8:disqus I’m hoping that even if they continue to not allow you to remove redundant system apps/carrier bloatware, they will at least have an option to set a ‘never update’ option soon, meaning no update notifications for those apps. Ever.

      • Ray


  • Jei Arc

    finally!!!!! it was only 3 years late :S, i guess better late than never :D

  • How exactly does one remove in batches?

    • Jack

      Press and hold, then just tap the extra ones you want to delete, they will turn blue also, then press the delete button on the top left and it will remove them all.

  • aryan

    by rhe way how much time the app will take to come in market and what is its name