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How to remove preloaded books on Google Play?
« on: August 29, 2013, 09:16:17 AM »
Hi: I've had my Nexus 7 for a few days and, of course, wish I'd bought the 32Gb model.
To save on storage I thought I'd remove the preloaded books on Google Play. It seems to be impossible and I don't know why.
Does anyone know how to do it?
Thanks
Donald



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Re: How to remove preloaded books on Google Play?
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2013, 12:26:53 PM »
Open your Web browser on your Nexus 7 or a PC and go to Google.com then tap "More", then "Books", then "My Library" and you can manage your Google books from there.

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Re: How to remove preloaded books on Google Play?
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2013, 01:33:38 PM »
If you are fighting for space now I would return it and get the 32.

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Re: How to remove preloaded books on Google Play?
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2013, 01:58:19 PM »
Thank you S.Prime. I got to where you suggested and could see the offending books. When I clicked on one of them I'd hoped to see a Delete button, but alas there was nothing. So I still see no way of deleting the books. One thig it did say beside each book was "Private." Is the opposite "Public" is which case they can be deleted?
However, the file size was shown and they are much smaller than I expected so I don't need to worry on the grounds of them taking up too much space.
I just don't really want to see Alice in Wonderland staring me in the face every time I open Google Play. Reminds me of my long gone childhood!
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Re: How to remove preloaded books on Google Play?
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2013, 02:12:45 PM »
In the Google Play Books app., the top left corner in landscape orientation will get you to My Library. Each book will have a vertical row of three dots, press and choose 'delete from library'.

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Re: How to remove preloaded books on Google Play?
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2013, 02:16:36 PM »
Apologies, they have changed it, from a pc go to Google.com and open the Play Store sign in and then go to Books and click on "My Books" then move your cursor to a book you want to remove and three vertical dots will appear, click on them and you will see your delete option. Note it does not work from Chrome on your Nexus 7.

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Re: How to remove preloaded books on Google Play?
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2013, 03:27:50 PM »
Ah! That's better. I finally realized that the three dots are on the book image. Thank you, now I don't have to see Treasure Island and Alice.
The dots are a bit subtle!
Thanks again.
Donald