As an Android user, you have all the right to download the app that you want to install on your tablet or smartphone. But here’s the catch, the Google PLAY Store may be packed with lots of cool and useful apps but not all of them are free. There are developers that would require you to purchase their apps for a certain price. Of course, they would give you a teaser version but you won’t be able to get all the features that you’re supposed to get from the application. We do not see any problem with that though. It’s just that there are certain instances that we would like to try the app to be able to know if it’s really worth to be downloaded and installed. Sadly, there’s no such option. But if you really want to do so, we can give teach you a way as to how you will be able to try a paid for free. No need for you to waste your money. Just keep in mind that you still need to provide a credit or debit card.
Step 1: Assuming that you have already linked your credit or debit card to your Google Account, simply find a particular paid app that you want to download. To find a paid app, you must go to the Google PLAY Store. For the sake of trial purposes, we suggest that you find an app that won’t cost you more than $5. Ex. Cut the Rope or Angry Birds Space Premium
Step 2: Go to the app’s official page and click the purchase button. Initially, you will be purchasing the app but you will eventually ask for a refund. The refund option can only be done right after you have purchased the said application. Therefore, you only have 8 – 10 minutes to try the app on your Android slate or phone. Make sure that you keep a good track of your time or you might not be able to ask for a refund.
Step 3: Once you have downloaded and installed the app to your device, launch it and try its core features and functions. After you reach the allotted time for trial, launch the Google PLAY Store app on your smartphone. Tap the ‘Menu’ key then go to ‘My Apps’. Select the app that you want to be refunded. You will then be taken back to its official page. Tap the ‘Refund’ button.
Step 4: Open your mailbox and check for any new notification from the Google Play Store. The email should contain a message that will inform you about your refund request. The message will most likely appear in this form: “You have uninstalled the application from your phone. We have cancelled your order and you have not been charged.”
Step 5: If, for instance, you will be asked to provide a reason as to why you have opted to uninstall the said application, you can just select any of the given options. Better yet, select the “I’d Rather Not Say” option.
This procedure can be risky especially when you have a slow data connection. So make sure that before you try out a paid app, you are connected to a stable Wi-Fi network.