I have factory reset my device, how do I get the applications I had downloaded from Play store back on my device?
By default, once you sign in with your Google account and access Play Store (formerly Android Market) for the first time, all of the applications that were previously downloaded and installed using that account will be automatically reloaded on your device. If the applications do not automatically download, you can download them again manually from Play Store:
- From the Home screen, tap the All apps button.
- Tap Market.
- Press the Menu key.
- Tap My apps.
- Tap the applications you would like to download again and follow the instructions.
If you would like to re-download free apps, search for the app in the Play Store.
Alternatively, go to https://play.google.com/store using a computer and sign in using your Google (Gmail) account. All applications you have ever downloaded are listed, and can be “pushed” to your device (a notification is sent to the device to automatically download the app).