How to Install Apps From Unknown Sources on My Android Mobile

If you have reached this technology tutorial, it is because you want to install an APK or an application from an alternative store to Google Play . Do not worry, it is a very simple process, then you will learn how to install unknown applications on Android easily and quickly .

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What Are Unknown Applications And What Are They For?

They are applications (better known as APKs) that are downloaded from alternative stores to the Play Store . Therefore, the source of reliability falls drastically and it never hurts to see a tutorial to find out if an APK is safe , since these types of files are not verified by Google Play. The fact is that our Smartphone (from Android Oreo) will mark them as unknown applications and we must grant a special permission to our device so that it can install these applications without problems.

Won’t Let Me Install Unknown Apps

If you receive the following message “Unknown applications cannot be installed on this device” , don’t worry, if you use Android Oreo or a later version it is normal that you cannot install applications that are not officially downloaded from Google Play . However, below we will show you how to install unknown sources in Android 8 and later versions.

How to Install Apps From Unknown Sources on My Android Mobile

If we want Android to allow the installation of unknown applications , the first thing we must do is enter “Settings” as in the photo.

We enter Settings.

Once inside, we look for the section that says “Applications and Notifications” , when we find it, we enter inside.

We enter Applications.

We go down to the bottom and enter “Special application access” , as in the photo.

Install Apps From Unknown Sources On Android

Now we will see a list of applications , because we will have to give permission to those apps to which we want to give authorization to install unknown sources . Obviously, as Google Chrome is the one that will have to deal with this type of file, we enter inside.

Authorize Downloads From This Source

Once inside we will see a section that says: «Your phone and your personal data are more vulnerable to attacks from unknown applications. By installing apps from this source, you agree to be responsible for any damage to your phone or loss of data that may result from their use . ” So to install unknown applications on our cell phone we must activate the tab that says “Authorize downloads from this source” .

And that’s it, we now know how to install unknown sources on our Android 8, 9 or higher mobile easily and quickly . If you have any questions with this tutorial you can always leave me a comment, I promise to answer. Do not forget to share this article with your social networks, please, that would help me a lot to continue doing more work like this.