There are many reasons, which may prompt you to install apps outside of Google Play Store. One prime reason for doing this is that Google Play Store is not offering an app which attracts you in your region, so you need some other source to help you out.

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One more reason for this is that a particular app is not available on the Google Store at all! So how you can get such apps on your Android smartphone? We know that you can even install Google Play Store on Amazon Fire tablet, so there must be a process to get apps outside of Google Play Store.

How to Install Apps Outside of Google Play Store

How to Install Apps Outside of Google Play Store

There are two primary methods, which you need to follow here. First of all, you need to setup your device for this change and the second process is to download a suitable and trusted APK. First, let us know how you can setup your device to get an app on your device which is outside of the Google Play Store.

Step #1. Go to Settings app on your Android smartphone.

Open Settings on your Android Phone

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Step #2. Now, tap on ‘Security and fingerprint’ option. (On some Android devices it is ‘Security’)

Tap on Security & Fingerprint

Step #3. Check or toggle to ‘ON’ the Allow installation from unknown sources option.

Toggle to ON Allow installation from unknown sources option

Now your device will allow the download of APK files which will enable you to download apps outside the Google Play Store. But remember APKs from unknown sources can harm your smartphone, so don’t go for any random APK site. If someone you know is insisting that the APK he knows is trustworthy then only proceed further.

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One such trusted APK repositories are APKMirror. Here you just have to search for the app you wish to download from outside the Google Play, manually. Make sure that these apps use the same digital signatures as the other Google Play Store apps do.

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