Most Android devices have the Google Play Store installed on them. The exception is out-of-date devices that no longer have Play Store on them or doesn’t come with Play Store already installed.
Smaller smartphones developed in Asia didn’t have all the popular apps people have come to know and use – Facebook, Gmail, Twitter, etc. However, with the installation of Play Store on an Android device, this has changed.
How To Get Play Store On An Android Device
The first thing you’ll need to do is go to your device’s settings then security and find the unknown sources box. You’ll need to checkmark it so that your device will be able to download an APK file from a source other than Play Store (which you don’t have just yet anyway). When prompted, hit “ok.” This will allow you to attain the non-Play Store app.
Download the Play Store APK file from a reputable source such as APKMirror. Anytime you download anything away from the Play Store, you need to be a bit wary as it could contain malware.
The file can be downloaded via your computer or another mobile device. If you’re using a computer, go to the site and type in the app you’re looking for. After you download the app, use a USB cord and connect it from your computer to the smartphone to transfer the file over. Once the computer finds the device, locate the APK file and transfer it to the phone’s memory.
You can then disconnect the cord and proceed with the installation of the file.
How You Can Attain The Latest Play Store APK File
In order to have the latest Play Store app on your device, you’ll need to manually download and install the Android APK file. However, it may also include previous versions of Android the Play Store no longer supports.
You may also need to attain the latest APK version of any app that needs sources besides Play Store, which means going into your device’s settings that allow you to install apps from unknown sources.
Just go to Settings, Security and Unknown Sources and check the box to turn it on. This will let you install APK files from somewhere other than the Play Store. Be aware that this setting will also let malware from compromised settings to download as well.
Be sure to visit a reputable site to attain the APK file, using either your Android device or computer. Type in the name of the app you’d like to download and get the latest version. If you download the APK file to your computer, you’ll need to move it over to the SD card and then onto the device. This can be done by connecting a USB cable to your phone.
After the file’s been transferred over, disconnect the cord. Locate the APK file to your memory card and install into on the device. By installing the latest Play Store version, your device is more secure. Once the APK file has been downloaded and installed successfully, you’ll need to disable the setting.
Of course, you should wait for the latest app version to be uploaded to the Store instead of searching for the latest APK file downloadable on the Internet.