As you can see the Google play store shows you the downloads for an app in short when it exceeds 1000 downloads and getting an exact number of downloads is not possible from there.
It shows as 1k+ that means the total installs but does not tell active installation count in that way.
If you have an app you can track that data also. If you want to track the installs for and get the statistics, this you can do in Google play console.
When I have listed many apps and some of those had gone into over 10000 downloads but the exact number was not viewable on Google play store app homepage. However, if your app has a very less installs you could see the download number directly from the Google play store page.
Google play console is eligible to show the active app installs over the time from 2018 to now in this year and the statistics view has changed now to graphical view.
But if you want to find the exact downloads or statistics for your app then just login to the Google Play Console account and find the app data there.
This article will describe how could you get the exact app installs data and customizing the data or counting the lifetime installs for that app. The latest Google updates made it simple to track installs in a graphical view that shows the device information and a lot more user details with it.
How to get Exact Download statistics from Google Play?
If you want to get the exact download statistics then rather you browse the Play store app page, let’s go to your Google Play Console where all of your apps installs data will be displayed. Let’s describe more about these:
From the Play Store Homepage or Google Play Console
If you want to get the data from the play store will get only the estimated counts in a figure like ‘K’ for thousands and ‘M’ for over million downloads. But those figure is not the exact data that the apps get installs as you know. So, this can be found from the Google Play Console for your apps.
I just go it really helpful while using this data metrics, yes along with that you will find many metrics that you can use to display the data accordingly. There is much more option to do in that statistics report.
PlayStore data vs Play Console data
This is the whole concept as described on Play store Vs Play Console wherein one side you see the app data while someone installs an app but the figure is not exact on Play store and in another hand, the Google Play Console shows you the exact data of downloads of an app if you have it listed on your console.
How to Count Google Play Console Total Downloads?
If you are about the count the total installs till now from the latest report from the Play console then you can easily do this by downloading the report data. You can do this in two simple steps:
First, make the report ready with all set of parameters and set the time to ‘Lifetime’ and just wait for a few seconds get the graphical report displayed to you.
Now once the report shows up just check on the above button and click to download the data on your device.
Count in Excel:
Now once the download is complete just open the file with Excel to just calculate the total download count till the date. Once open just check the column above the numbers are placed and start & end of the row for those number from the left side.
Once you place the sum function there, the data will be calculated. Here is the additional help for this step:
The Bottom Lines:
This article shows the differences between the play store download count and the Play Console advantage in the same context. If you are finding the download count from the homepage, you are actually missing the exact number but from the Play Console, you can get the exact data of total downloads for an app. Obviously, if you have it listed on your console.