This new way of uninstalling apps makes it easier for those of us with multiple devices around the house or in multiple locations such as at work.
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Facilitating the management of applications on devices linked to your Google account has become easier thanks to the recent Play Store update, which carries version number 38.8. While installing apps from the Play Store on any device associated with your account is a relatively simple task within reach of any less-experienced user, uninstalling them used to be a challenge that required navigating through the device settings.
Version 38.3, released in November, promised to change this by turning your Android phone into an efficient app manager, allowing you to uninstall apps remotely on all your connected devices.
Right when uninstalling the app, Play Store will ask you from which device you want to remove it
However, thanks to TheSpAndroid, we know that the remote uninstallation feature was not activated with the expected version 38.3, and Google decided to postpone it until the latest version 38.8, which arrived a few days ago. Although it is not yet officially available for all Android devices, the code inspector Assemble Debug made some adjustments to make the feature work unofficially. This means that, just like you can remotely install apps on your signed-in Android devices, you can now uninstall them, although with certain additional complexities compared to the installation process.
When this feature is implemented more widely, you will presumably be able to uninstall apps from your connected devices by tapping your profile picture on the Play Store and selecting “Manage apps & devices.” From there, in the “Manage” tab, you can choose the device you want to manage, see a list of all your connected devices, select the apps you want to remove, and complete the process by tapping the delete icon in the upper right corner.
This ingenious feature will simplify the management of your devices, allowing you to remove apps without directly interacting with each device. Additionally, the feature is expected to allow you to sort your apps by size, making it easier to identify and remove those that consume a lot of resources, thus improving the performance of your devices.
Google plans to make this functionality available on various platforms, including Android Auto, PC, Android phones, TVs, and Wear OS devices. Although it is not yet fully available for everyone, a small bug has been observed that prevents some installed apps from appearing on the list. Google is expected to fix this issue when it rolls out the feature more widely.
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