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Version 3.9.16 of Google Play Allows for Removal of Apps From “All Apps” List

Today, there is a new version of the Google Play APK out for Android users. Version 3.9.16 brings the ability to remove a single or a list of applications from the “All Apps” list inside the application. Doing so will help you clean up the space and has been a highly requested feature from users. 

We have a download available below and you simply install it over the existing version of Google Play. Here’s hoping the next version will include a “Purchased” apps list.


Via: Android Police

  • Frank

    Let’s say you remove a paid app this way. If I want to hypothetically download the paid app in the future, will I have to pay for the app again?

  • t3chn0s1s

    And it also fixes the ‘anchor’ issue when scrolling thru long lists of apps…. when you click on an app to read about it and then click back you don’t go all the way to the TOP of the list. It holds your place. FINALLY!!!!!!!!

  • Because I’m a chronic tweaker and hacker on my SGS3 and N7, it won’t allow me to unpin movies so I can save them to the devices hard drive. I really wish there was a way to do that. I’ve even checked under the google play website and devices……..all you can do is hide them and that doesn’t do anything to unpin the movies from that device. I’m just tired of having to watch all my movies on wifi, my 4G is faster than it hahahaha. If there is any way to do this please let me know because I don’t want to have to wait for Google to get back with me.

  • That, and a way to select multipla apps for deletion, not just one at a time. Their online apps register should include this as well. Dang popups also.

    • jeesung

      you can do multiples. long press on the first app, then you can scroll and select others before hitting the delete key (circle w/ slash in upper right)

  • TingVoo

    I am seriously starting to consider leaving ios for android!

  • OCD Boy

    My OCD has been spared

  • JB

    When can we make lists on the web version of the Play Store? I want to be able to push my app list to a new device when I flash a rom/buy a new device.

  • Sting

    Im rooted and running a custom ROM… when I go to install the new market APK I get the following error…

    “Application not installed

    An existing package by the same name with a conflicting signature is already installed”

    Any idea guys?

    • Simon Belmont

      Do you have a themed set of GApps? If the Google Play Store is themed it might have needed to be resigned.

      Obviously, whoever resigned it wouldn’t have the original Google Play Store certificiate to sign it with. Just an idea.

  • JWellington

    Yes! This is great news. Is this version out yet?

  • Now if only I could also remove old devices, I no longer have… Google?

  • Alex Pena

    YES! I’ve been waiting for this sing I first started using my android phone.

  • carluverdrm2004

    I know that I downloaded a ton of crappy apps when i first got started with my OG Droid, this is much appreciated!

  • Finire

    Once removed… does it remove from all of your device lists? I’d hate to have to do this on every device…. and I’d like my new ones to not show all of the junk.

  • Finally. One problem though – delete an app from “all apps” list and the scrollbar snaps back to the top. 🙁

  • TheUI

    This is a much appreciated feature. Also, it would be great if when scrolling down through a list of all of your apps and then selecting one; if when you return to the list, your place would be saved.

  • Also doesn’t start you back at the beginning of the list when you go into an app listo

  • oaxican509

    LMAO! i was removing them one by one! and didn’t realize you can multi select until i revisited DL and saw the screen shots…….

  • smckee

    Great feature but it needs Multi-Select in a bad way. This will take a long time to clean up all my uninstalled apps.

    • gpzbc

      It has multi-select

  • Lesser Version

    PA Dark with Inverted Apps. Download comes down but won’t install due to an apk with same signature error. I have seen this before, but can’t remember how I fixed it before to install the new version. A little help please

  • Mark Eisenberg

    Will this work on phones running gingerbread too?

    • in case you didn’t figure it out by now, yes.


    Did they put it in alphabetical order? That pisses me off to no end.

  • moelsen8

    I’m wondering what happens when you, say, do a factory reset after trimming your list down? Or multiple devices.. does it affect the other ones ‘ play store?

  • moelsen8

    Well its about time. What a completely useless section that’s been. Now its slightly less useless. If I wanted to go through and delete hundreds of crap apps, it’d almost be a “purchases” section.

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  • Chris Hollenbeck

    Man do I have a lot to delete….I was on an app bender in the past…

  • For the passed two hours I have been, one by one, deleting the apps I don’t want on the list. I only just realized that you can select as many as you want and hit the little “no” symbol(circle with a slash through it) and delete them all at once arg!

    • ahhhh spent 2.5 hours one by one only to find out this was possible… almost wish i hadnt known

      • When selecting multiple apps to delete that circle didn’t highlight or anything. Kind of stayed grayed out as if you couldn’t hit it. Well after the few hours doing it manually I was like why the heck didn’t I try to hit it anyway and hit it. :/ Damn. I could’ve saved 2 hours of my life haha.

  • Daniel Maginnis

    Awesome! I’ve had Android since 2.1. Too many apps in that list

  • Does it remember what you removed? If I go to another device or reinstall my device and view the list again, are all the apps i removed back again? If so then = useless.

    • snowblind64

      Removed a bunch of apps on my Nexus 7. Sure enough they also disappeared from my Galaxy Nexus. Bye bye app killer from 2009!

  • Is their a multi select option?

    • FknTwizted

      yes, just long press and click on the ones you dont want… make sure they have the circle with the slash through it… just did all of them and man did it take a while!

  • Here’s a mirror in case/when the Dropbox link generates too much traffic and possibly gets disabled


  • haproot

    +1 for purchased app list!

  • AranelAlasse

    is the .apk above the only way to get this? or is it in the google play store? does the .apk work on ICS?

    • William_Morris

      Able to use it on my stock S3 which runs ICS

  • Chris Malkiewicz

    40 min later and the end is no where in sight… Multi select?? lol

    • Yes.. you can multi-select. Press and hold the app. As long as you dont select an installed app you can remove multiple apps from your all list.

      • Chris Malkiewicz

        HOLY Crap!!! I could kiss you….

  • William_Morris

    I have been waiting for this for a LONG time. Some apps I just regret downloading and now having the ability to remove them means I don’t have to be reminded about my mistake.

    • FknTwizted

      i found it like walking down memory lane…. lol i have had a android device since the OG.

  • Ibrick

    Thank you Baby Jesus!

  • Michael_NM

    Bye bye sexy Asian apps of yore….

  • geedee82

    Thank you!!! damn I’ve been wanting this for a while.

  • Booyah


  • TheWhiteLotus

    STILL no wish list???

    • FortitudineVincimus

      agreed.. this is what I want more than anything. a way to store apps I am considering.

  • Ryan

    About damn time.

  • Murphy

    This is going to take a while….

  • Southrncomfortjm

    Finally! Thank you Google!

  • Tania N

    Thank the Google Heavens for this!! I absolutely hateddd not being able to delete those apps that I tried out and deleted or the ones I had to get to move on to the next level in a game! Phew!

  • We can do this, but we still aren’t allowed to delete old devices? WTF…

    • Tim242

      You can do that from the website.

      • DroidJ

        I can see how to hide devices, but not delete. Is there now a delete feature on the website?

      • You can hide, but not delete.

        I’d be okay with hiding the devices, but every time I add a new one (or load a new ROM), everything that was hidden is all of a sudden showing again and its a pain in the ass.

  • PhillipCun

    They listened? OMG!

    • Your vote only counted for 1/2. They still need to let you get rid of devices.

  • cobjones

    can you do this on the web version yet?

  • About time!

  • Xlinn


  • Big_EZ

    Sveet. Now just add the “purchased apps” tab and I’ll be happy.

    • Chris Pinola

      in the old days it used to be SO easy to find them -_-

      • will bartlett

        they used to be right there. now they arent 🙁

      • Big_EZ

        That’s whats odd. They normally add features but this is one they took away.

  • Rob

    Does this remove it from one device or all?

    • FknTwizted

      All.. i did this on my Gnex and they aren’t showing up on my S3.

  • FINALLY!!!

  • Butters619

    Oh thank you baby Jesus.


  • root4life

    Includes expanded notifications, shows app icon in notifacations after installing,new updates available icon,and finally remembers where you last were in my apps and all apps list

    • jeesung

      the App icons haven’t shown in the notifications. still generic grey one.

      all 3 devices i installed this version on.

      • root4life

        Works for me on my galaxy nexus

        • jeesung

          Nexus 7, Xoom, Razr Maxx. nothing 🙁

          oh well, deleting apps makes it worth it anyway.

  • YES!!! FINALLY!!! I’ve been waiting for this for so long. Now if only I could also remove old devices, I no longer have… Google???!!!

    • Allen Byrd

      Don’t forget removal of credit cards. @_@

    • brkshr

      I feel the same! FYI – You can remove old devices on the web. I think under your account settings in the Play Store.

      • moelsen8

        Doesn’t it really just “hide” them though?

        • brkshr

          Not sure. They haven’t shown their faces since, so it works for me.

  • JoshHenry


  • tanknspank

    Also remembers your position throughout the whole app now! Been waiting for this since Google ruined it so long ago.

    • Prime7

      This is the thing I’ve been waiting for. I hate having to scroll through the list over and over.

    • Double WOOP!!! Awesome!!!

    • michael arazan

      Now we need a save for later option

  • Finally?

  • Michael Forte

    Good to see but I agree we need a way to see a purchased apps list.

  • Mav