Android is great, in that you can pretty much find all the applications that you are looking for on the Play Store. However, occasionally, you may wish to install asp from unknown sources. This applies whatever the version of Android may be running on your phone; be it Android 8, Android 9 or Android 10. You may wish to download apps from unknown sources if you do not wish to log into your Google account or if you do not have one. That’s because in order to get apps from Play Store, you need to be logged in via Gmail. Let’s assume that you have found and downloaded an android app from a source other than the Play Store. How do you install the app on an Android device?
Set permission to install unknown apps in Android
In order to install apps that are downloaded from sources other than play store, you need to do the following;
- Go to your Android phone’s “Settings.”
- In “Settings,” look for and click on “Security.”
- Toggle the switch in front of “Unknown Sources,” to the on position.
- Now you will be able to install apk files from any source on your device.
Is it safe to install apps from sources other than Play Store?
You will get notification while enabling installation of apps from unknown sources on your android device, to the effect that;
“Your device and personal data are more vulnerable to attack by apps from unknown sources. You agree that you are solely responsible for any damage to your device or loss of data that may result from using these apps.”
The warning is rather dire. However, in my experience, I have never had problems after installing apps from unknown sources in Android. People do it all the time. I know, that’s not an excuse, but the majority of the apks that you will find out there are safe. You just need to be sensible where you get your apps from. Otherwise you will be okay. Again, this tutorial shows you how to install apps from unknown sources on Android. This applies whether you use Android 10, Android 9 or other earlier versions. The process is pretty much the same. To install apps from unknown sources on Android, you simply need to take the following steps.
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