How to allow installation of apps from unknown sources

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Installation of apps from unknown sources is not allowed on any android device version by default, but here, I will share with you how you can allow installation of apps from unknown sources.

I made mention of this when I shared a fix for your devices isn’t compatible with this version.

Irrespective of the version of the Android OS that you are currently running on your smartphone, this tip will work perfectly for you.

In some Android devices, there is always a link to your phone setting section where you can enable this feature each time you try installing an app from unknown source.

For security, your phone is set to block installation of apps obtained from unknown sources.

If you still need to install the app, you will need to instruct your device to allow installation of apps from unknown sources.

In case your phone does not provide you with a link to help you head over to your phone settings to control how you handle these type of installations, I will share here with you how to allow installation from unknown sources manually.

Enabling this option will allow you to install third-party apps from outside Google play store or if you are debugging any app and making the app for yourself you will need to enable this option so you will be able to install the app on your phone to check how it is doing before you upload it to Google play store for users to start downloading it.

The steps to getting this done is pretty easy. With few taps, you can get this done.

So let me go ahead and show you how you can allow installation of apps from unknown sources on your phone.

How to allow installation of apps from unknown sources

This is a security setting, you will find it under the security section of your phone.

In some phones, it may be under lock screen and security but note that you can only find this setting in the security section of your device settings.

In my phone, it is under “Security”

Here is how to allow unknown sources installation:

  • Tap on your phone settings
  • Tap on “Security”
  • Now, scroll the screen to find “Unknown sources”
  • Tap on it to toggle the button to on position so you can install apps from unknown sourcesallow installation of apps from unknown sources

You will be warned that your device and personal data are more vulnerable to attack by apps from unknown sources.

So to ignore this and continue enabling this option, you will tap on the “OK” button.

Please note: by tapping on the OK button you agree that you are solely responsible for any damage to your phone or loss of data that may result from using these apps from unknown sources.

Remember I told you that by default, this option is disabled for security reasons, so you are getting all of these prompts because the option was disabled.

Now you’ve allowed installation of apps from unknown sources.

Go ahead and install the APK file you want into your device. But use this with caution.

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