APPS & FEATURES
Finding and installing apps from Android Market
APPS & FEATURES

Finding and installing apps from Android Market

Android Market™ is the place to go to find new apps for your phone. Choose from a wide variety of free and paid apps ranging from productivity to entertainment. When you find an app you want, you can easily download and install it on your phone with just a few taps of your finger.

To access Android Market, you must first connect to the Internet using your phone’s Wi-Fi or data connection and sign in to your Google Account.
From the Home screen, tap > Market. The Android Market opens.
  1. Search the Android Market for apps to install.
  2. Show the available apps or games on Android Market, or display the apps that you have already downloaded and installed.
  3. Featured apps list. Tap an app to read a description about the app and user reviews.
Note: Paid apps are currently only available in certain countries.

Finding and installing an application

When you open Android Market for the first time, the Terms of Service window will appear. Tap Accept to continue.
  1. From the Home screen, tap > Market.
  2. To find an app in Android Market:
    To Do this
    Browse featured apps. Scroll through the list of featured apps.
    Browse apps by categories. Tap Apps or Games, and then tap a category. Under a category, you can filter the apps by Top paid, Top free or Just in.
    Search for an app. Tap on the Android Market home screen, enter the name or type of app you’re looking for, and then tap to the right of the search box.
  3. Tap an app to read a description and user reviews.
  4. Tap Install (for free applications) or Buy (for paid applications).
    Note: You need a Google Checkout account to purchase items on Android Market. See Creating a Google Checkout account to set up a Google Checkout account if you do not have one.
    The subsequent screen notifies you whether the app will require access to your personal information or access to certain functions or settings of your phone.
  5. If you agree to the conditions, tap OK to begin downloading and installing the app.
    Important: Be cautious when downloading apps that have access to your phone's functions or a significant amount of your data. Once you tap OK, you are responsible for the results of using this item on your phone.
    If you selected a paid application, after tapping OK, you will be redirected to the Google Checkout screen to pay for the application before it’s downloaded to your phone.
After installing an app, tap to return to Android Market home. You can also press MENU, and then tap Home.

Creating a Google Checkout account

You must have a Google Checkout account associated with your Google Account to purchase items from Android Market.

To create a Google Checkout account, do one of the following:
  • On your computer, go to http://checkout.google.com.
  • On your phone, follow the prompts to enter your billing information.
Important: When you’ve used Google Checkout once to purchase an application from Android Market, the phone remembers your password, so you don’t need to enter it the next time. For this reason, you should secure your phone to prevent others from using it without your permission. See Security to learn how to secure your phone.

Requesting a refund for an application

If you are not satisfied with an application, you can ask for a refund within 24 hours of the purchase. Your credit card will not be charged and the application will be removed from your phone.

If you change your mind, you can install the application again, but you can’t request a refund a second time.

  1. From the Home screen, tap > Market > Downloads.
  2. Tap the application you want to uninstall for a refund. The details screen for the application opens.
  3. Tap Uninstall & refund. Your application is uninstalled and the charge is cancelled.
  4. Select the reason for removing the application, and tap OK.

Opening an installed application

Do one of the following:
  • If you see the icon on the status bar, open the Notifications Panel, and then tap the app to open it.
  • From the Home screen, tap > Market > Downloads. On the Downloads screen, tap the app to open it.
  • From the Home screen, tap . On the All programs screen, locate the app, and tap it.

Uninstalling an application

You can uninstall any application that you have downloaded and installed from Android Market.

  1. From the Home screen, tap > Market > Downloads.
  2. Tap the application you want to uninstall, and then tap Uninstall.
  3. When prompted, tap OK to remove the application on your phone.
  4. Select the reason for removing the application, and tap OK.
 
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