The Android ecosystem is one of the most thriving when it comes to applications. With millions of programs lying in wait for users to discover or use, the Google Play Store virtually has everything you could think of when it comes to functional tools.

And with an abundance to choose from, it comes as no surprise when its users go through instances of installing and uninstalling apps to check out a handful. Some would even go through events where they would reminisce on older applications with the thought of reinstalling at a later date, only not to recall the name of the app.

That can indeed be a bind, especially if the app in question can be somewhat important but the name of which is simply too hard to remember. Fret not, the Android system has your back on this one.

Here’s how you can check your previously installed Android apps

Step 1: Open Google Play Store and tap on the profile icon in the upper-right corner of the screen.

Step 2: Choose Manage apps and devices or Manage Apps and Games.


Step 3: Select the Manage tab and tap on the Installed drop-down menu to reveal an option inside.

Step 4: Choose the “Not installed” in the menu.


Step 5: On the upper-right portion, tap on the Name option and switch to the Recently added under Sort by.

Step 6: The system will then show you a list of applications that were formerly installed on your device.


With the list of apps that were once installed on your device but are no more laid out, you may choose to reinstall whichever app you may like by selecting each app and then tapping on the download icon on the upper right.

That’s it. Let us know if you have any questions regarding this guide and we’ll help you.

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