How to try a paid app for free

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May 5, 2014, 1:13:42 PM via Website

Hi!

Did you know that you can try out a paid app on the Google Play Store for free for 15 minutes? Here is how to do it:

  • Buy an Android app on the Google Play Store and play or use it for less than 15 minutes.
  • Before the time has run out, go back to Google Play.
  • Press the Menu button and choose My Apps.
  • Scroll down and select the app in question.
  • Select Uninstall and Refund. If you haven’t even installed the app yet, you’ll only get the Refund option.

You can also get a refund within 48 hours if the app doesn't include a preview, such as wallpaper and ringtone apps.

  • Go to your Google Play account on your PC/Mac. (https://play.google.com/store/account)
  • Log in
  • Under the Options for the individual item you want refunded, click Report a problem
  • Select I’d like to request a refund from the options

Have you ever done this before? I think it's pretty cool! :$

kiwiladyJody ToomeyIftikhar HussainAndrew J.Rakesh C.Mukesh JatIjaz ArifVolodymyr Machekhin

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Jun 20, 2014, 6:53:12 PM via Website

Thanks Mary, sry for the lame question - what do you mean by "it doesn't include a preview" for the 48h refund? Do you mean it doesn't have a linked video?

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Jun 23, 2014, 9:21:56 AM via Website

Frank Morgan

Thanks Mary, sry for the lame question - what do you mean by "it doesn't include a preview" for the 48h refund? Do you mean it doesn't have a linked video?

So with some apps, like ringtones, you can't hear a preview of what ringtone sounds like from the google play store. It's like you are buying something without any idea of what it is! So with purchases like this you have up to 48 hours to get a refund. :)

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Jul 8, 2014, 7:59:21 AM via Website

It is very nice thing, but can you try this. Were you successful or not?
Tell me one thing Account won't be blocked by Google, if we do such type of thing?

Mukesh Jat

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Jul 8, 2014, 9:46:27 AM via Website

Sarvesh Kumrawat

It is very nice thing, but can you try this. Were you successful or not?
Tell me one thing Account won't be blocked by Google, if we do such type of thing?

Don't worry, Google won't block your account. You can't steal the apps.

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Aug 16, 2014, 12:08:32 PM via Website

i got to try it ! thank you :)

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Sep 1, 2014, 7:36:45 AM via Website

Useful tip! Thank you for sharing.

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Sep 1, 2014, 11:50:01 AM via Website

:D i Just use torrent on my Samsung galaxy s5 and i download and install all the paid applications for free in my device.

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Sep 22, 2014, 9:16:18 AM via Website

It is a nice idea and a clever trick. But have you tried it before posting. I think you should try it. Is it successfull or not ?

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Jul 31, 2015, 11:13:41 AM via Website

thanks for the info.

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Sep 8, 2015, 11:36:58 AM via Website

Very useful. Thanks. =)

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Nov 13, 2015, 7:28:50 AM via Website

Right, but with Lucky Patcher you can download paid apps from Google Play Storie for free, with root and Patch to android and install custom Google Play options

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Dec 1, 2015, 11:58:04 AM via Website

Hello Loie,

Thanks for this useful tips !

I guess I will give it a try in next few days :-).

Regards,

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Dec 1, 2015, 3:54:09 PM via Website

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Jan 12, 2016, 12:25:31 PM via Website

Does it really function, never thought of thi before or even tried it once. There are sao many tips, does not the Play Store recognizes all of them, really? I am just wondering.

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Jan 12, 2016, 5:30:00 PM via Website

Thank you very much for having shared with us your knowledge and your experience!

But does this solution still function, or has Google changed the system in these months?

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Apr 30, 2016, 12:53:04 PM via Website

Thanks now I can try my dream apps for at least 15 minutes:)

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Aug 7, 2016, 12:49:28 PM via Website

useful information, i never knew it before,
Thanks loie

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Aug 12, 2016, 1:18:27 PM via Website

Developers would say thanks but no thanks, especially regarding 48hr trick.

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Aug 24, 2016, 4:30:17 PM via Website

I think, there is no option available to use paid applications free of cost but you can use first 30 days free trial edition with demo edition.

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Oct 17, 2016, 4:25:11 PM via Website

It will work because Google always support end-user.
But if you are a developer, you worked so hard to create an App, you will feel horrible when getting in this situation

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Jan 5, 2017, 1:15:38 PM via Website

Hello, Loie Favre thanks for suggest

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Jan 26, 2017, 11:17:13 AM via Website

Thanks for the useful info! I can't even think that it could be possible to do that for Free! Will surely try this technique! :)

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Feb 23, 2017, 8:06:40 AM via Website

Does it work? Cuz I find this post is posted quite long ago

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May 22, 2017, 11:24:59 AM via Website

Wow, usually there is a free version to try the app before you pay for it. I use the free version till the end. When I have to pay, I choose other apps(laughing)

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Aug 30, 2017, 10:09:47 AM via Website

Thank for sharing it :D It's very great :)

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Nov 21, 2017, 8:22:31 AM via Website

Thanks for sharing nice information

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Aug 17, 2018, 9:28:15 AM via Website

Your sharing has helped me a lot ,thanks .

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Dec 27, 2018, 1:48:12 PM via Website

pretty convenient way to test apps

— modified on Dec 27, 2018, 1:48:25 PM

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May 8, 2019, 10:35:32 AM via Website

Were you successful or not?

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Feb 10, 2020, 12:28:19 PM via Website

I prefer to pay for software or applications that I use in my work

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May 4, 2020, 10:56:01 AM via Website

Is it still working?

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May 4, 2020, 11:33:06 AM via Website

Helpful article.

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Nov 16, 2020, 8:40:19 PM via Website

I know that it works. Besides, you can always download the paid application and use it for a day or two (it works not with all apps). Then, you have to delete it, clean cookies, and get the app (from another IP) again. Meanwhile, this system is boring.

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