Google play store is a wonderful app to download apps into your android phones, now just imagine you bought a new Android phone and you discover Google play store was not preinstalled by the manufacturer. Wow, I think you will not be happy as you might not be able to download from Google play store. On the other hand, you are lucky as you will be learning how you can download and install Google play store to your phone today.
The Google Play Store is a treasure house of apps and content. It is sometimes necessary to install Google play store manually if you unintentionally uninstalled it or want to roll back to a previous version to avoid bugs.
Here’s how to download and how to install the Play Store, so you can try the new features before the rest of the crowd.
How To Download And Install Google Play Store
Here today, we will be looking forward to the way we could follow to download play store (Google) on any smart phones that was not pre installed.
Download Google Play Store Via An APK
Downloading Google play store via APK is self explanatory steps that everyone who know how to read can follow. This app come in APK format like every other apps you know on Android.
Download Google Play Store APKs from trusted sources like: The big Android blogs, tech blogs, trusted people on social media among others.
If you download from untrustworthy sources then they may have problem with the APK which is not good at all for your effort.
You can download Google play store on your device, such as your computer. Make sure you transfer the APK to your device on somewhere you will remember if you downloaded it on your computer. Here is good link to download Google Play Store with the latest version (8.x) right here.
Now that you have downloaded the app successfully, toggle ON the unknown source in setting to be able to install the app on your phone.
How To Toggle ON The Unknown Sources In The Settings
The Unknown Sources setting is part of Android phones for long. When toggled off, it prevents users (and other apps) from installing applications from anywhere aside from the Google Play Store.
This is a security measure that is in place by default and you will have to enable the setting in order to install an APK. Here is how to toggle it ON:
Step 1 ====> Go to your device settings.
Step 2 ====> Go to Security.
Step 3 ====> Scroll down until you find the Unknown Sources option and check the box. A warning will pop up which you should definitely read.
Step 4 ====> Once done, tap OK and this will enable you to install APKs from Unknown Sources.
How to install Google Play Store from File manager
Now, you have gone far. It is time to install the app in your phone. Use your favorite file manager, for the sake of this tutorial use ES File Explorer.
Step 1 ====> Open your file manager and navigate to wherever you downloaded the Google Play Store APK. If you downloaded it on your device then it will be on your SD card in the Downloads folder.
Step 2 ====> Once you find the APK, tap on it. There may be a box that pops up depending on the apps you have installed on your device asking which app you want to use.
Step 3 ====> On the next screen, read over any permission changes (there usually aren’t any) and then click install.
When it is finished, the latest Google Play Store will be installed on your device.
That is all, you have install Google play store on your device, you can now use it to download any app you on your phone. Here are the steps on how to download from Google play store.
One more thing, to secure you phone from installing apps from unauthorized sources, go to unknown source an toggle it OFF as explained above under toggle on.