How to Install Apps outside of Google Play Store?

You can Install apps that aren’t available on Google Play Store with few simple steps. Android won’t restrict users from installing apps from 3rd party sources. But Google Play Store is the simple and secure place to download and install apps into your device. But sometimes there may be some reasons that you might need to download install apps from other sources or if you want to install the older version of any particular app then you need to download it from out the google play. In this article, we will guide you how to install or sideload apps outside of google play store.

Outside of Google Play Store

Setting up your device

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Scroll down for Security Settings
  3. Enable ‘Allow installation from unknown sources

By enabling this, you will be able to install APKs that are download from outside Google Play.

Download Apps Outside Play Store

Amazon App Store

The most safest and secure play store alternative is Amazon App Store. This one of the biggest’s contender to play store and it is the default app store that is pre-installed in the amazon kindle devices. You have to download the official Amazon App store APK from Amazon website. Install the download Amazon APK file.


Amazon App Store is very similar to Google Play Store, You will find almost every app which is available in play store and Amazon will also offer some paid apps for free.


APK Mirror

APK Mirror is the of the best websites to provide the app APK’s. APK Mirror is owned by Android APK Mirror also provides older version apk files. You have to search and download the APK’s manually and install then in your device.

APK Mirror

Moreover, you can also try F-DroidSlideME, Mobogenie Market to download APKs.

Risk Factors

The unknown sources are switched off by default on Android devices when they come out of the box because it may be unsafe to download and install APKs from outside of Google play store. Switching on unknown resources and leaving it on even after you installed required APKs, then you openly welcoming malware into your device. Only install the APK if you the source the app.

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