Updated: August 5, 2020 8:18:29 am
Have you accidentally deleted Google Play Store from your Android smartphone and that’s worrying you? Well, don’t be worried as we get the solution for you. Before we start explaining the methods of getting back the Google Play Store you need to understand that the Play Store app cannot be uninstalled on the devices that have it pre-installed. This is because Android devices are bundled with the G-Apps pack that manufacturers load on top of the AOSP build. But there can be instances when you mistakenly remove Google Play store or hide it from your mobile device. Here’s how you can restore the removed Google Play Store in a few easy steps.
Removed Google Play Store from home screen
If you have removed the Play Store from your home screen, you can simply bring it back by opening your app drawer, locating the Play Store app, long pressing it and dragging it back to the home screen. If that is not the case and you seem to have hidden or disabled the app, take a look at the solutions below.
Unhide Google Play Store app
To check if you accidentally hid the Play Store, you need to head over to your phone settings, search for the Hide apps option and unselect all the apps that you do not want to hide anymore.
Some manufacturers like Xiaomi do not give the option in the settings and you are required to swipe right on the home screen with two fingers to show the hidden apps and then unhide the.
Re-enable Google Play Store app
If the Google Play Store has been disabled, you can re-enable it by following the given steps:
* Open the phone Settings panel and head over to the Apps tab.
* Once in the list of all Apps, look for the Google Play Store and tap on it.
* The App info screen will show an Enable option if it has been disabled.
* Tap on the ‘Enable’ option and restart your phone to get Play Store back.
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