How do I check my Play Store Payment?

The Google Play Store allows you to purchase apps, games, books, movies, TV shows, and more on your Android device. If you’ve made purchases through the Play Store, you may want to check your payment history to view past transactions, receipts, and details like purchase dates and amounts.

Checking your Play Store payment history is easy to do through your Google Payments account. In this guide, we’ll walk through the steps to view your payment history and transaction details for purchases made on the Google Play Store.

View Purchase History in Your Google Payments Account

Your Play Store purchase history is tied to your Google Payments account. To view it, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Play Store app on your Android device.
  2. Tap on the profile icon in the top right corner.
  3. Tap on Payments & subscriptions.
  4. Tap on Payment methods.
  5. Scroll down and tap on View purchase history.

This will open up your Google Payments account in your browser, showing your complete Play Store purchase history.

View Transaction Details

To view more details on a specific transaction:

  1. Find the transaction you want more information on.
  2. Click on the transaction row.
  3. You’ll see details like the date, amount, Status, Order number, Item purchased, and Seller.
  4. Scroll down further to view the Receipt which shows the specific items purchased in that transaction.

From here you can view complete order details, print or save the receipt, or request a refund if it’s within the refund period.

What Purchase Information is Available?

Your Google Payments purchase history for the Play Store contains the following details:

  • Date – The date the transaction was processed.
  • Description – General information like “Google Play Purchase” along with the seller name.
  • Amount – The total amount charged for that transaction.
  • Status – Whether the transaction is Completed or Cancelled.
  • Order Number – A unique order number for that specific transaction.
  • Item Purchased – The name of app, book, movie or other content purchased.
  • Seller – The developer or seller name.
  • Receipt – An itemized digital receipt showing each individual item purchased.

This information allows you to see what was purchased or subscribed to, when, for how much, and from which seller. Having the order number is also useful for looking up details later if needed.

How Far Back Does Purchase History Go?

Google allows you to view your full Play Store purchase history with no limit on how far back it goes. The purchase history typically shows all transactions since you first started using that Google account for the Play Store.

So even if you made your first app purchase 8 years ago when you got your first Android phone, you’ll still be able to view that transaction today in your purchase history.

Recovering Lost Purchase History

In some rare cases, part of your purchase history may not show up. Some possible reasons include:

  • You used multiple Google accounts and purchases are split between them.
  • You deleted a Google account that had past purchases.
  • You made purchases under an old, discontinued Google Checkout account.

If you notice purchases missing from your record, you can try these steps to potentially recover lost purchase history:

  1. Check other Google accounts you have used with your device or the Play Store.
  2. Contact Google Support and provide details on missing purchases. They may be able to merge records from old accounts.
  3. Check old emails for receipts for proof of purchase.

With proof of purchase receipts, Google may be able to add those transactions back into your purchase history even if they were on an old closed account.

Purchase History on Multiple Devices

The Play Store purchase history is tied to your Google account, not a specific device. That means you can view your full purchase record on any Android device or computer by logging into your account.

For example, transactions you make on your smartphone will also show up when you view your purchase history on a tablet. And your purchase history on the Play Store app will match the transaction record in your Google Payments account online.

Linking Devices to Your Account

To ensure all devices show the same purchase history, you need to add your Google account to any new phones, tablets or Chromebooks you use.

On an Android, just open the Play Store, tap the profile icon, and add your Google account. On a Chromebook, add your account in the settings. This links that device to your account and purchase history.

Change Google Accounts

If you use multiple Google accounts, keep in mind that your purchase history is tied to the specific account you use in the Play Store. To view purchase history for a different account:

  1. Open the Play Store and tap the profile icon.
  2. Tap Add account and sign in with the other Google account.
  3. Tap the profile icon again.
  4. Tap on the account you want to switch to.

Now when you check your payment history, you’ll see transactions made under that account.

View Purchase History on iPhone or Computer

You can also view your full Google Play Store purchase history online from any computer, iPhone, or device with a web browser by following these steps:

  1. Go to and sign into your Google account.
  2. On the side menu, click on Purchase history.
  3. You’ll now see your complete purchase history for the Play Store and any other Google services.

This allows you to view your purchase history on other devices like a Mac, PC, or iPhone that don’t have the Play Store app installed.

How to Export Purchase History

To save an archived copy of your Play Store purchase history or view it in a spreadsheet, you can export it:

  1. Go to your Google Payments Overview page.
  2. On the right side, click Export purchases.
  3. A .CSV file will download with your transaction details that can be opened in Excel or Numbers.

This provides a simple way to get a digital copy of your purchase history for your records or to analyze spending trends.

Filter Purchase History

Your Google Payments account has some useful filters to drill down into your Play Store purchase history:

  • Date Range – Filter by time period like last 30 days.
  • Account – View purchases for a specific Google account.
  • Status – Only show completed or cancelled purchases.
  • Seller – Filter purchases for a specific developer or seller.
  • Amount – Display purchases over a certain amount.

These filters are available on both the web Payments page and in the Payments & Subscriptions tab in the Play Store app. They provide a quick way to analyze purchases from a specific time period or seller.

View and Manage Subscriptions

In addition to one-time purchases, your Google Payments account shows active subscriptions. These are apps, services or content you are paying a recurring subscription fee for.

To see your active subscriptions:

  1. Open your Google Payments Overview page.
  2. Scroll down to the Subscriptions section.
  3. Here you’ll see all your active subscription services, the monthly price, and next bill date.
  4. Click into any subscription to view details, change payment method or cancel the renewal.

Cancelling a Play Store subscription stops the next recurring bill date but still allows you to enjoy the subscription until the paid period ends.

Subscription Benefits

Viewing your active subscriptions in Google Payments allows you to:

  • See all your subscription services in one place.
  • Check the monthly or yearly cost for each.
  • Verify the next bill date for each subscription.
  • Change the credit card or payment method used.
  • Cancel or turn off auto-renewal for any subscriptions.

Managing subscriptions is an important part of monitoring your spending and making sure you aren’t paying for unused services.

Get Refunds for Purchases

If you request a refund for an app, book, movie or other Play Store purchase, the returned amount will show up in your purchase history.

To get a refund:

  1. Open your Purchase History in the Play Store.
  2. Click on the item you want a refund for.
  3. Select Request a refund. Enter reason and submit.
  4. If approved, the refund will be processed to your original payment method.
  5. In your purchase history the item will now show as Refunded.

Refunds typically take 1-2 days to process. You can request a refund within 2 hours for a full return. After 2 hours only a partial refund may be issued.

Requirements for Refunds

To be eligible for a refund:

  • App/item must have been purchased in the last 48 hours.
  • Content must not have been used or consumed.
  • No refunds are offered for movies or TV shows after playing.
  • Subscriptions can be cancelled but not refunded after the billing period starts.

Review the Google Play refund policy for complete details and restrictions.

Contact Google Support

If you have any issues accessing your purchase history or other questions about your Play Store transactions, you can contact Google Support for help by:

Support agents can assist with purchase history access, refund requests, adjusting subscriptions, or other billing issues with your Google Account and the Play Store.


Checking your Play Store purchase history is quick and easy to do right from your Android device or by signing into your Google Payments account online. This allows you to monitor spending, view past transactions, manage subscriptions, get refunds if eligible, and more.

With the Play Store being the main way to purchase apps, games, media, and services on Android devices, it’s important to periodically review your purchase history. This ensures you have all the details on your digital content purchases in one place for easy access and management when needed.

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