How to View Purchase History in Google Play
It’s easy to lose track of all the stuff you’ve purchased through the Google Play Store over time. Maybe you liked an app in the past, but you’re not sure which app it was, and you want to download it again. Or you just want to recommend an app to a friend, and now you can’t seem to find it.
Whatever the reason, Google makes it simple to view a list of your purchases. In this article, we’ll talk about how to view your purchase history on both Android devices and PC.
How to View Google Play Purchase History on an Android Device
Seeing your Google Play purchase history on an Android Device is pretty straightforward. Here’s how:
- Open the Google Play Store app.
- Tap your profile icon on the home screen.
- Choose “Payments & subscriptions.”
- Select “Budget & history” to view your past Google Play purchases.
Item names and purchase dates can be found in the list. The cost is also displayed to the right. Zero-balanced applications are those you tried for free but canceled before they could charge you. Clicking on the View button next to an app will take you to its Google Play page. You may either launch or remove the program from this location.
The option to set a budget may be found at the very top of the “Purchase History” tab. This function will come in handy if you’re worried about blowing your app budget. Set a monthly budget by selecting the Set Budget option and inputting the desired amount. Afterward, Google Play will show you how much money you’ve spent to this point on the app.
How to View Google Play Purchase History on a PC
You can also use your web browser on your PC to access the Google Play Store. Here’s how to check your purchase history on a PC:
- Navigate to the Google Play website using a web browser.
- If asked, sign in to your Google Play account. You’ll be sent to the Google Play home screen.
- On the left side of the screen, click on your profile icon.
- Select “Payments & subscriptions.”
- In the menu near the top of the screen, select “Budget & order history.”
In the order history, you’ll see your Google Play purchase history along with information that you’d typically see on your Android device. Viewable information includes a list of past app purchases and prices for the apps.
Like accessing your purchase history on an Android device, you’ll be able to see all your apps, including the zero-balanced ones. Zero-balanced apps are ones you tested for free but canceled before they could bill you for their use of your credit card information. You may access an app’s Google Play page by clicking the View icon next to it.
You’ll also see the ability to create a budget. Choose the Set Budget option and enter the amount of money you want to spend each month to take control of your app spending.
Another way to see your purchase history is to use your Gmail account.
In your Gmail account, you may view a history of purchases you’ve made by typing “purchases” in the Gmail search box. You should be able to discover all of your Play Store purchases in your inbox because each transaction generates an email notification.
Can I Clear My Purchase History?
Google Play purchases and subscriptions cannot be deleted from your purchase history or your Google Play account.
How Can I “Pass” an App Without Re-Buying It?
A refund can be requested if an app is uninstalled from the Play Store and reinstalled. Or you can subscribe to a Google Play Pass. To do so, the steps are:
1. Open the Google Play Store app on your Android phone or tablet.
2. Start a free trial or sign up for a subscription on the left-hand menu by clicking “Menu” and then “Play Pass.”
3. Check the price and your payment option.
4. Subscribe by pressing the “Subscribe” button.
It is possible to form a family group, assuming you can do so. Go to the “Set up” button under “Welcome to Play Pass” on the main screen to get started.
Know Your Apps
With these methods, you’ll be able to have a better overview of your apps and spending. This will help you to manage your expenses when it comes to apps. You can also go to the Google Payments Center to see all your purchases. However, you won’t be able to see the apps you got for free or canceled before the end of a free trial.
Do you keep track of your Google Play purchases? Have you ever forgotten a name of an app you’ve got? Let us know in the comment section below!