Are you having trouble installing apps on your Android device? Do you get an error message saying “Installation from Unknown Sources not allowed”?
This means that your device is not set up to allow installation of apps from sources other than the Google Play Store. In this article, we’ll guide you through the steps to enable APK install on your Android device.
What is an APK file?
Before we dive into the steps to enable APK install, let’s first understand what an APK file is. An APK (Android Package Kit) file is the package file format used by the Android operating system for distribution and installation of mobile apps. It contains all the files needed for a single Android app to install and run on your device.
Step 1: Go to Settings
To enable APK install, start by going to your device’s Settings. You can do this by tapping on the Settings icon in your app drawer or by swiping down from the top of your screen and tapping on the gear icon in the top right corner.
Step 2: Tap on Security
Once you’re in Settings, scroll down until you see “Security” or “Privacy & Security” option and tap on it.
Step 3: Enable Unknown Sources
Under Security settings, look for “Unknown Sources” option and toggle it ON. A prompt will appear warning you about the potential risks of installing apps from unknown sources. Don’t worry, this is just a standard warning that appears whenever you enable this option.
Enabling this option makes your device vulnerable to malware and other security threats. Make sure to download APK files only from trusted sources such as Google Play Store or other reputable app stores.
Step 4: Install Your App
Now that you have enabled APK install, you can install your desired app by downloading its APK file. You can do this by searching for the app’s APK file on the internet and downloading it to your device.
Make sure to download APK files only from trusted sources such as Google Play Store or other reputable app stores. Downloading APK files from untrusted sources can lead to malware infections and other security threats.
Enabling APK install is a simple process that allows you to install apps from sources other than the Google Play Store. However, it comes with risks and should be used with caution. Always download APK files from trusted sources and keep your device updated with the latest security patches to minimize the risks of malware infections and other security threats.