How to Buy Apps and Games from Google Play Store (Noob Guide)

Guide: How to Buy Apps and Games from Google Play Store (Noob Guide).Here we cover all the steps from adding payments methods to buy apps with detailed tutorials and images.

We live in a world ruled by apps! When even your most basic everyday needs like banking and shopping start to take an app form, it surely is very tough for you to lead an app-free life. It wouldn’t be any fun too! For anything and everything you want – be it a little help, a service or even some entertainment, you could find tons of apps for you at the Google PlayStore. While most of them are free, some of these apps need to be bought by paying a price.

Buying an app from the PlayStore isn’t exactly rocket science but it is a science nevertheless. For all those android beginners who might find it difficult, here is how to setup payment option and Buy Apps and Games from Google Play Store.

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Note: An introductory word of caution should probably be put forward that this post isn’t intended for advanced android users or the so called android pundits.


Noob Guide: How to Buy Apps and Games from Google Play Store

Buy Apps and Games from Google Play Store

  • I am sure you have a Google account. If not, do create one.
  • Go to settings >> scroll down to account settings

Account Settings

  • Add your Google account to your android device.

Google Account

  • Go to app drawer and Open Google PlayStore

Open Playstore

  • Select the hamburger menu on the search bar and a list of options will slide in from the left side of your device screen.

Playstore account

  • Select the Account tab and then select payment methods.

Playstore Payment methods

  • Touch on the Floating Action Button and move on to selecting the payment method you want to use. The options you have varied from card payments (both credit and debit), Google play card and PayPal (only in select countries)
  • Put in the details of your payment method once you decide on one and select it. If a confirmation message pops up, you can be assured that the details input are right.
  • Now go ahead and search for the apps you want.

Playstore search

  • Select the app you want to buy.
  • Enter your Google account password to confirm the purchase. The price amount would be deducted from your account.
  • The app begins to get installed in your device.

You needn’t worry about providing your card details and PayPal account information. The system is completely safe and secure.

Using the above easy method, apps aren’t the only thing you could get a taste of! You could download cool games, music and movies too. An app-less life is surely hapless.

Dibyashree Sharma
Dibyashree Sharma
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Dibyashree Sharma graduated in Computer Science from NIT Rourkela. For the past eight years, she has been blogging about Android, which she is really passionate about. She has built a good reputation as a reliable source. Away from the digital sphere, Dibyashree enjoys playing tennis, a sport she is as passionate about as she is about technology.

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