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Everybody knows that Google Play Store is like a treasure chest filled with all sorts of new apps and contents. Even though most of the times this app comes preinstalled, you can find yourself sometimes in the situation where you need to reinstall it, either if you have accidentally uninstalled it or you just want to go back to a previous and more stable version. The current version is 6.9.15, and here you have all the details about installing it and what features it brings.

  1. Download the APK. Keep in mind that this guide is for people who use an Android device with a licensed version of the app installed. In order to download the APK, you can go to APK Mirror, for instance. The latest version is 7.0.12 and it will bring some new features, such as letting you test an app without downloading it.
  2. Install the APK. You can do that either by phone or by computer. The easiest way is to do it on the phone. Go to Settings/ Security/ Unknown Sources and check the box next to Unknown Sources. Use the browser to download the APK from APK Mirror or XDA Developers forum, open it and then tap on Install.
  3. Clear the cache from Google Play Services or Google Play Store. This is useful because you might encounter some issues if you install the app manually. In order to do this, go to Settings/Apps/Google Play Store. Tap on the name of the app and then choose the option Clear Cache. Now do the same for the Google Play Services. It’s a simple trick that will get you rid of many possible issues with the apps.

Remember that in order to do some of these steps, depending on the phone, you might need to root it.