While Google Play Store usually comes preinstalled on Android phones, there are certain exceptions, from less known companies. That is why you should know how to manually install it so that you won’t have to use alternative stores that won’t allow you to download popular apps.

First of all make sure that your device is on the list of Android supported devices, and then you can proceed downloading Google Play Store for it.

How to install Google Play Store manually

Before we begin, you should first go to Settings. There, tap on Security and then scroll down until you find Unknown Sources and there should be a switch. Toggle it to the on position. You will be informed right away about the risks of downloading apps that are not from Google Play. Usually, these warnings are for your own good and whenever you install an app you should make sure that the source is safe enough.

Now that you have enabled Unknown Sources we can begin installing Google Play Store. In order to do that, go to APKMirror.com. When it comes to unknown sources, this website is one of the most well-known and it safe to use since each app is checked by the moderators

On the website use the search function to find the latest Google Play Store version. The download process should begin right away. After it is complete you should find the file in the notifications pull-down menu that appears at the top of your phone, and you should also be able to find it in the Download folder in the app drawer. Finally, choose one location, tap the file and install it. In some cases you might be unable to install the store if you do not have the latest version of Google Play Services.

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