How To Install APK file from outside of the Google Play

Uploaded: November 27, 2017
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Category : Tips
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How do you install APK files from other places outside of the Google Play app to your Android device? We’ve got the steps for you.

Option 1 – From the Device

  1. Enable installation of APK files by enabling “Unknown sources”. Use one of these steps to enable the option depending on your device:
    • Settings” > “Applications” > “Unknown sources“.
    • Settings” > “Security” > “Unknown sources“.
  2. Download the APK file to the device, or copy it via a USB connection to your PC.
  3. Do one of the following:
    • Swipe down the notification bar using two fingers, then tap the file that you downloaded.
    • Open a file manager interface. You can usually go into “Settings” > “Storage” > “Explore“, Some devices may offer an app called “File Manager“, “Files“, or “My Files“.
  4. Navigate to the file and open it. You will be prompted to proceed with the installation
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