How to Restore Apps from Prior Phone Using Google Play


  • To restore applications used on a prior Android phone using Google Play 



  1. Open the Play Store app
  2. Tap the three horizontal lines in the top left 
    • You may instead see a circle in the upper right corner, with either your Google account photo (if you have one) or a letter of your name - tap this instead if that's an option on screen, and then tap My apps & games
  3. Tap My Apps & Games
  4. Tap Library
  5. Tap INSTALL for the applications that you'd like to recover

Additional Notes

You'll need to sign in using the same Google account that was used with your prior phone as the "Library" is the list of applications that are synced to your Google account

If you see an application on the list under "Library" that doesn't have an install option, this app isn't compatible with your current phone

  • Tap X to remove the app from the list 

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