We see that some apps are not available in the Play Store. We have created a short guide to access the applications you cannot find…
Often, the Google Play Store has everything you need to find and you can directly download apps on an Android phone. However, unlike iOS, Android gives you the option to install apps from other places. While this freedom is, in essence, a very useful option, it is worth mentioning that there can be security issue such as malicious software.
And what good will this freedom be? For example, there is an application that is not available in our country and you want to download it. Perhaps you can’t wait to try a newly announced update to an unpublished application. In such cases, you can follow the steps below.
Note: It’s best to limit your app download activity to the Google Play Store as much as possible. It is highly likely that applications downloaded from third-party sources contain harmful content.
Guide to Installing Apps Not Available on Play Store
- Open APKmirror.com from your phone’s browser. There are many unofficial Android application markets, but this site has a very reliable source. Validates all applications to ensure there are legitimate, unmodified files signed by interested parties. In short, apart from the Google Play Store, it is quite respectable.
- Browse the site’s collection or use the search box at the top to find and select the app you want.
- If multiple versions of an application are available, you will see them listed by version number and version date. Touch the desired version here, then touch the file name (under “Download”) and click “Download APK” button at the bottom of the next page.
- Your phone will alert you to the risks of installing unknown applications and will ask you to confirm the download. Touch OK to continue.
You have now downloaded the application. Now you need to enable the Settings-Security-Allow Unknown Sources path and install the downloaded file manually.