Raunak Raunak - 3 months ago 13
Android Question

List of user installed apps

How do I get a list of Apps that have been installed by the user on an Android device.

I am using the following piece of code at the moment:

List<PackageInfo> packs = getPackageManager().getInstalledPackages(0);


but it returns Apps that have been installed by the both device manufacturer and me. How to I limit it so that only the apps that I installed are returned?

Answer
// Flags: See below
int flags = PackageManager.GET_META_DATA | 
            PackageManager.GET_SHARED_LIBRARY_FILES |     
            PackageManager.GET_UNINSTALLED_PACKAGES;

PackageManager pm = getPackageManager();
List<ApplicationInfo> applications = pm.getInstalledApplications(flags);
for (ApplicationInfo appInfo : applications) {
    if ((appInfo.flags & ApplicationInfo.FLAG_SYSTEM) == 1) {
        // System application
    } else {
        // Installed by user
    }
}

Flags:

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