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.

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.

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.


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

April 17, 2018 09:13 AM

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