Where can I find the Google Play Store on my Samsung Galaxy device?

Locating the Google Play Store on your device

The Google Play Store comes pre-installed on all Samsung Android smartphones.

Where can I find the Google Play Store on my Samsung Galaxy device?

On most phones, it is visible on the home screen or within Apps.

 

However, phones locked to some network operators will have the Google Play app stored in a folder named Google (this folder also contains the other pre-installed Google apps, such as Maps).

 

To move Google Play out of the Google folder, simply touch the folder to open it, press and hold on Google Play and then drag Google Play out of the folder on to the home screen. You can do the same for all the other apps in the folder, too.

 

Click here for steps showing how to require authorisation for in-app purchases so that your children or other individuals can't make purchases without your authorisation.

 

Still can't find the Play Store?

 

The Play Store comes preinstalled and does not have the option to be deleted. However, it can be disabled.

 

If you have disabled your Play Store app, perhaps when clearing space on your device, you will not be able to see it.

 

Follow the below steps to check whether the Play Store has been disabled, and enable it:

 

1 From the home screen, choose Apps or swipe up to access your apps.
Where can I find the Google Play Store on my Samsung Galaxy device?
2 Tap Settings
Where can I find the Google Play Store on my Samsung Galaxy device?
3 Tap Apps or Application Manager (you may need to scroll down a little)
Where can I find the Google Play Store on my Samsung Galaxy device?
4 Choose DISABLED OR All apps , followed by Disabled (This will differ depending on your model and operating system)

(Note: this will not be immediately visible on the screen. You will need to scroll to the right)

Where can I find the Google Play Store on my Samsung Galaxy device?
5 Scroll down until you find Google Play Store and tap it.
Where can I find the Google Play Store on my Samsung Galaxy device?
6 Tap Enable
Where can I find the Google Play Store on my Samsung Galaxy device?

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