If You Don’t Like That App You Just Bought, You Have 15 Minutes To Return It And Get A Refund [Google Play Only]

According to an official Google Help page, you have 15 minutes after purchasing an app from the Google Play Store to return it. However, “You may only return a given application once; if you subsequently purchase the same app again, you may not return it a second time.” Here’s the step-by-step instructions on how to return an app:

  1. Launch the Google Play Store app on your device
  2. Select Menu > My Apps
  3. Select the app you’d like to return
    • If the 15 minute refund window has not yet passed, the app is eligible for return and will have two buttons saying Open or Refund
  4. Select the Refund option
    • The Refund button will now say Uninstall. Press Uninstall to remove the app from your device and initiate the refund.
    • After the 15 minute return period has expired, the Refund option will not be available. Selecting the Uninstall button at this point will simply remove the application from your device. More about uninstalling purchased applications.

If you wish to return an app after the 15 minutes window, Google recommends contacting the app developer.

As far as we know, there is no way to return an app purchased on Apple’s App Store for iPhone, iPad, or iPod.