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Top Five Features of App Stores That You Have Been Ignoring

Published on 09 February 17

Smartphones are the best thing to happen in the technology world. People are going gaga over these phones as they are smart and easy to use. You can do many things simultaneously without affecting the performance of each and every activity. This is the most important feature of these phones. Ever since you thought you knew everything about your smartphone and its features; the internet gets something new to its users. This is a great way to know more about things you never knew but existed. We have something similar for you where you would find out 5 features of the app store that you have been ignoring all this while.

1. Find an app on the play store by a certain developer

We all have our preferences and the app store is all about preferences. Once we use a certain app published by a developer we are keen on using other apps built by the same developer due to the satisfaction it has provided to you. It would be difficult to keep on searching from the long list of apps available on the Play store. But you never knew that the search could be by a developer as well. Yes, you can find all the apps created by a certain developer by just typing pub: developer’s name in the search bar and be amazed to find out the list of all apps created by them. Remember to put the words just as mentioned above as they are all case sensitive.

2. Search for an app with the exact name

We all try to find the apps that our friends or colleagues have and fail many times as there are many apps with the same name but by different developers. If there are 2 or more words in an app name; the app store will give you all the apps with each word in the search results and you will again have to skim through them. But if you use quotation marks at the start and end of the search bar you will find the apps with the same name and the filters will be applied so that you do not get unwanted apps in your search results.

3. Search apps without games in it

We all are addicted to the games on the app store and every search throws millions of games along with other apps. But it is not necessary for us to find the games on app store every time. To save you from this annoying situation use the app called Apps- Play Store Link which will only open the store with the apps in it and avoid the games apps completely. The Top Charts link on Google Play Store will show more results of games and less of other apps.

4. Update your Play Store

We all know updating apps is the most important part of using them. This helps in getting the latest versions and the most updated features as well. But what if the Play Store itself needs an update? You would be stranded and will have to wait for the update to happen. In some cases, this may take days as well. To avoid this from happening to you, make sure you keep your play store updated always. You can do so by going into the settings menu and go to the bottom of the page to find the Build Version to keep your play store updated always. All the installed apps will be updated immediately without any hassles.

5. Stop the Auto Update on apps

We all keep auto updates on for all the apps. But sometimes we do not want a certain app to be updated automatically for many reasons. But do you really need to stop all the updates for this one reason? I do not think so as there is a possible solution for it. All you need to do is go to the Play Store on your Android phone and open the particular app from it. You will now see three dots on the top right-hand corner of the screen. Just click on it and yoou will find an option of Auto Update which will be ticked. Just disable it or uncheck it. This will stop the app from being auto updated with the other apps. But does this mean that you will not be able to update the app at all? This is not the case as you can update it whenever you wish by simply going into the app and clicking on update f there are any updates available.

Also 9apps, is one good app which you can use to download all the paid and free apps. You can also find apps that are not available in India or other countries if you use 9apps APK.

This blog is listed under Open Source , Development & Implementations , Operating Systems and Mobility Community

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