Master the Play Store with these easy tips

The Google Play store is essential for downloading Android apps, however, without the right settings, it can be less enjoyable. Alcatel offers the below tips in order to make your Play Store experience more exciting.

Controlling automatic updates off Wi-Fi

By default, the Google Play Store is set to update apps when your phone is connected to the Internet. If you do not want your smartphone to perform updates via your personal mobile data plan, you can disable this option and set updates to allow for Wifi only. Go to settings in the Play Store app, click the Automatic Update option and select the desired method.

Tip: If you have a limited mobile data package, it is recommended to upgrade via Wifi only. Your wallet will thank you.

Secure all your purchases on Play Store

The Play Store app allows you to add a password that will be required for any purchase. This avoids fraudulent purchases. To enable authentication, go to the application settings and click the “Require Authentication” option.

Protect your children

If you allow your child to play on your mobile phone or tablet, it is recommended to activate the parental control, in order to restrict access to applications offering sensitive content. Based on the European classification, Play Store will offer you applications according to your age bracket parental control settings:  3+, 7+, 12+, 16+, and 18+.

To activate parental control, go to the Play Store settings and select the “Parental Control” option. All you have to do is choose an option that suits you and your family.

No to shortcuts

You don’t enjoy automatic shortcut creation of newly installed applications on your home screen? Don’t panic. You can disable this action. In the Play Store application settings, uncheck the “Add icon on home screen” option.

Take advantage of promotional offers

Have you received  promotional codes for your purchases on Play Store, but not sure how to use them? Go to the Play Store app. Display your profile menu by swiping the screen from left to right. Then click on “Use a code”. All you have to do is fill in your promotional code and take advantage of the Play Store offers.

Credit: Digital Street SA

 

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