How Do You Get the Google Play Store on an Android Phone?


Quick Answer

To get the Google Play Store on an Android phone, verify you are using a supported Android device and operating system, re-enable the pre-installed app from your settings menu, and restart your phone. If your phone is using Android 2.1 or earlier, use the Android Market app to shop.

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  1. Verify your operating system

    To check the operating system of your phone, open the Settings menu on your phone, and select About Phone. The operating system is listed on this page. If your phone has Android 2.2 (Froyo) or higher, your phone supports the Google Play Store app, which came pre-installed on your phone and is now hidden.

  2. Re-enable the Google Play Store app

    From the Settings menu on your phone, swipe to view the All Apps list. To view the disabled app, scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Select Google Play Store from the list, and select Enable.

  3. Restart your phone

    Hold and press the on/off button on the side of your phone to turn it off, and press it again to turn your phone on.

  4. Open the Google Play Store

    Open the Main App screen on your phone, and look for the Google Play Store on your list of apps. Tap the app to launch it.

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