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  • Platforms: Android 4.0 or later
  • Price: Free
  • File size: 15 MB
  • Date Updated: April 26, 2018

How do you install APK files from other places outside of the Google Play app on your Android device? We’ve got the steps for you.

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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“.

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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“.

Navigate to the file and open it. You will be prompted to proceed with the installation