How To See Every App You Have Ever Downloaded On Your Smartphone

You surely remember your first crush as well as your most recent love. But, things could get quite tricky if you want to recall all the flings and heartbreaks you had in between. The same thing can be said about apps. Fortunately, the powers that be have always tracked the usage history of all the apps you ever downloaded on tour tab or smartphone, so that you never have to rake your brains to recall what you did with each of them.

Whether you are trying to remember that simple swiping game that cost a few weeks of your life and about ₹500 for the in-app purchase, or the travel app which guided you out of the dense forests in the Terai foothills of Nepal, there’s a much simpler way to juggle your memory.

Regardless of the operating system that runs your smartphone, you can see all apps that you ever downloaded. Following is how you can do that.

For Apple iOS

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In iTunes on your desktop, tap on the profile icon on the top path (looks like a silhouette of the head). Now, from the dropdown menu, click on “Purchased”. That’s all you have to do. It’s as easy. See all apps that you have ever downloaded.

But, depending on how early you got addicted to iOS, there could be a pretty large number of apps. You can also click on “Updates” and then Purchased in the App Store, if you are using an iPad or iPhone.

Apple, fortunately, allows you to order and organise all your downloaded apps in various ways. You may also opt between browsing all the downloads and the ones that are not currently in the library. It also allows you to break the apps you have downloaded on your iPad or iPhone, making it a lot easier to search the particular one you are looking for. Cheers friends.

For Windows 10 Mobile

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The “Windows Store” app helps you see your app download history. Open Windows Store and click on your profile picture (adjacent to the search box). Then click on “My Library”. You will be able to see the list of apps currently running on your device. You can also click “Show All” and see all the apps associated with your Microsoft account. The apps compatible with your device will be at the top of the list. Scroll down for the list of apps not compatible but still associated with your account.

For Android

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Viewing your app download history on your Android device is not cumbersome as earlier.

Launch Google Play Store and click on the three-lined menu button. Tap on “My Apps & Games”; you can switch from the ones currently running to those that have ever been downloaded on you device or associate with your account.

If you are working on your desktop, visit “play.google.com/apps”. Just scroll down to check the money you have invested till date to download the equivalent of an overloaded DVD rack.

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by techtalks @TechTalks September 1, 2016 5:19 AM UTC

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