If you want to install an app from the android market to your phone, the process is always an easy task, but when it comes to installing app from other places different from the Android Market, it becomes a problem.
Because not all the android apps are available in the android market for download. How should you then install the app that you find outside Android Market?
Don’t worry because you can now install any app from anywhere so far the app is compatible unlike the iPhone users who finds it hard to install app until they jailbreak their device.
Install Non-Market Apps on Android Phones
So, in case you have found the app that you are about to install, you should follow the guides in this post to install it and start enjoying the app.
1. The first step to take is to make sure that you can have access to the APK extension of the app. Since all android app comes with .apk files extension. But any other files without such wont do. And you must also be aware of checking the quality of the site you are to download from so that you will not install malicious file on your android smartphone.
2. Once checked that the file is good and OK, then download it to your MicroSD card. You should know that your smartphone will like try to block the installation of the file on your device since it was not yet been approved by the Android Market. Don’t worry, there is a solution for that.
If you see something like in this image, just open the phone Settings of your device. Then located the “Application Settings” and check the option “Unknown sources” to be able to install the non-Android Market apps on your device.
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3. Once that is done, you should be jubilating! But that doesn’t ends there. Now open the app’s installation mode again. And this time, it won’t block the installation just as it was earlier before.
4. Just make sure that you’re not downloading from untrusted source because your phone can catch virus and others. And when it is done, you should uncheck the option again so that you can always authenticate it when you want to download from third-party places for security purposes.
If you’re looking for good third-party android apps for downloading to your phone, you can get them from forums, blogs, and many other different secured websites out there. You just have to download from the reliable source. That is the trick.
You can find many good third-party apps on different websites, forums and even blogs, but there are many malicious ones, too, so don’t hurry to download and install anything you find – it’s better to download apps from trusted developers only.