How to get the installation date and time of application?

by BusyTraveller   Last Updated April 17, 2018 10:11 AM

I want to find the installation date and time of the applications in my mobile. Where is it stored? In Ubuntu it can be found from the /var/log/dpkg.log. What about Android? I am using Android 4.1.2.

Tags : applications


Answers 4


When every application is installed you get a Package_Added broadcast. You can save that instance of time and date when you receive the broadcast and store it locally and retrieve it. Hope this helps.

Saurav
Saurav
March 09, 2015 20:51 PM

Changelog Droid is an app that catches the Package_Added broadcast and logs all installations and updates of packages. This only works for apps added/updated after it was installed.

You could also look at the creation times of the directories in .../sdcard0/Android/data - though not all apps appear to create a directory there, and I'm not sure if it's done at install time, or first run, etc.

pgs
pgs
March 10, 2015 21:48 PM

There are several apps to use, but I like using App Detective.

It's easy, concise, and fully detailed. This will tell installation time plus a lot more.

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HasH_BrowN
HasH_BrowN
March 11, 2015 05:04 AM

Thanks so much. Perfect app to list by date. Uninstalled the last app & got rid of the SMART LOCK !!!, must report this app to google for locking the screen and sending ads every time I want to open the mobile. 10x again

user260987
user260987
April 17, 2018 09:13 AM

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