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How to return paid apps on Google Play


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Suffering a little Google Play buyer’s remorse? Get some Google Play buyer’s recourse.

As long as it’s been less than two hours since purchasing and installing the paid app, you can return it for a full refund – no questions asked.

If the two hour limit has passed, there’s still a chance to get your money back. You can contact the app developer directly and ask nicely for a refund.


Step 1

Open Google Play, then open the navigational menu and tap My account.


Step 2

Scroll down under Order history and tap the app you want to return.


Step 3

Tap Refund to get a full refund of the app you purchased. After the 2 hour return period has passed, you’ll see Uninstall instead.


Learn more on Google’s Return paid apps & games help article.

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