How to Restore Deleted Google Play Store app on any Android device

If you are looking for ways or methods in order to restore the accidentally deleted Google Play Store application from your Android device then you are at the right place. As in this post, we will be guiding you on how to restore the deleted Google Play Store app on any Android device. Play Store is very important as it is the official way to install verified and secured apps in our Android devices. Smartphones using Google’s services come pre-installed with Google Play Store (unlike the Huawei Mate 30 series) by default.

Point to note is that, you cannot manually delete Play Store from your device, just like that! Only in some countries like China, where usage of the Play Store is blocked can be uninstalled. And if you are one of the unfortunate ones who got the Play Store deleted then, this post will help you just with that. Whatever the reason may be, if Play Store cannot be located on your Android device then, follow the methods below to get it back:


How to Restore Deleted Google Play Store app on any Android device

Below are some of the tricks or methods that you can follow in order to restore the Google Play Store if it is not there in your Android device or cannot be located.

Move to Home Screen from App Drawer

You might be thinking, what kind of solution is this? But there are times were by accident, the icons present in our home screen are deleted and it becomes difficult to find the app that we are looking for. For naive, the apps are located on the home screen or at the app drawer. If you cannot locate the app on your Home screen then, you must quickly open the App drawer and search for the Google Play Store. Once you locate it, drag the icon to the Home Screen. This way you will also be able to access the Play Store more easily and quickly.

play store move

Check Hidden Apps

This could be one of another common reason where you are unable to find the Google Play Store in your Android device. You might have accidentally hidden it so, you need to check the hidden items on your phone. All the OEMs provide a hide option that lets the user hide the apps. Usually, you can find the hidden items under Launcher Settings>>Hide Apps. Check if Google Play Store is there or not. If it is there, unhide it.

hidden space

Enable in Settings

You can manually go ahead and uninstall the Google Play Store just like you do with any other app. However, there is one option called Disable, that can disable and remove the Play Store icon from your App Drawer or Home screen. But, the Play Store itself is not deleted. And in order to access it and enable it, follow the below steps:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Go to Apps and Notifications
  3. Then tap on See all apps.
  4. Locate the Google Play Store and tap on it. Sometimes it can be found under the System Apps option.
  5. If the app is Disabled then, tap on Enable to get back your access to the Play Store.
  6. That’s it!

Install via Third-party Sources

If you are in regions like China then, it possible to download the Google Play Store from a third-party source and sideload it on your Android device just like any other app. You can download the Play Store APK from a trusted source like APKMirror. Once you are done with the download, install the app on your device and that’s it. You have now the Google Play Store in your Android device even if your region does not allow you to use the Google Play Store services.

So, there you have it from my side in this post. Hope this post helped you in locating the Google Play Store app on your Android device. Let us know in the comments below if you liked this post or not. Until the next post…Cheers!

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