Multiple App Install in Google Play Store...

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By GSLEON3, Retired Senior Moderator on 2nd July 2014, 11:24 PM
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I just stumbled upon a nifty little feature that I don't remember seeing mentioned anywhere before. At first, I thought it was an Android "L" developer preview feature, but low & behold, I just tried it on my HTC One & sure enough it is live there as well.

At any rate, I am curious when Google implemented this feature? I don't know if it was in one of the many GMS/Play Store updates, or if it has been there all this time & I just missed it somehow.

Give it a try, if you haven't. Just go into apps, select the "all apps" tab & long press any app that is not installed already. It will put the device into multiple selection mode, where you can select & install multiple applications much easier than selecting individual apps & pressing install for each one. Sure, it's not as easy as using TB or another backup utility, but for those of us that are bumping between KK & Android "L", where most system & data restore apps don't work yet due to context changes, it definitely saves a little time.

I am interested to know if you can do this on any JB or ICS device too. Try it out & let me know.

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3rd July 2014, 03:41 AM |#2  
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Thanks for the tip, i might try that nextime instead of installing each of them 1 by 1

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3rd July 2014, 06:37 PM |#3  
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I think it was implemented some updates ago, not many but. 2-3 back I think.

It doesn't matters what OS version you have, Play Store and Services go on their own way so I think anyone can get it.

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I've discovred this when i changed my nexus mid-may.

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5th July 2014, 03:31 PM |#5  
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Oh,works on my Nexus 7(2013).
Anyone knows if this works on JB,ICS...?
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