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missing a lot of apps after hard reset

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my wife and i went to our local verizon store.  they did a hard reset to try to combat some battery issues. afterward she was told that her downloaded apps would be restored once she re-signed in thru her google account. Once she did we found that many apps were gone. We were told that that was because the Market had determined that the apps were "no good" for her phone and we were told not to try to reinstall those apps. When we probed as to how these decisions were made we got blank stares and shrugged shoulders. Can anyone attest to or confirm this information.  I understand that the nature of the Market is open source and there many many combinations of vendors, developers, hardware manufacturers and carriers but it seems hard to swallow that the apps can be purchased and downloaded and then just disappear.

Any help or guidance is appreciated.

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+1:  Just wanted to Add when you Go to your Apps to see the One's you had Slide the list to the Left to see  All  there will be a Full list of Apps one's Bought or Free there! b33 Smiley Happy

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Probably the easiest way to restore apps that do not restore automatically is to go here: https://play.google.com/store and click the My Android Apps tab (under the search bar).  If you are signed in, you can then scroll through a list of every app loaded onto your phone.  Any apps that you want to put back onto the phone, press the install button and they will automatically install to the phone.

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Great tip demmo! I didn't even know about that and this is Droid #4 or maybe 5 lol!

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Yeah, it's not really advertised and has only been around about a year or so.  I really like this feature if I am on the computer and hear about an app, or see a review for an app online.  I can go to the online Play Store and have the app a lot faster (especially because I have it bookmarked) than the time it would take to pull my phone out (or find it if it is not right by me), search for the app, and then install it.

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