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Some Notices About Downloading Apk From Sources Other Than Google Play!

Not as limited as iOS, the ability to install apps from an external source is one of the factors that helps Android users make the most of their phones for multiple needs. However, installing applications from unofficial sources will bring a lot of bad effects that can put your device at risk. So in this article, we will provide you with some notices supporting you to download APK files easier and faster!

Why do you have to download apps from outside when Google Play Store has all?

It’s true that Google Play Store has all apps, but your device could not always allow you to download them from it. For example, some applications are restricted in your country, or simply, your Android device is not supported for installing apps. Another reason is that those apps have been removed but we still want to use them. Then, you will now need the help of external apk application stores.

Some reputable APK application stores
Choosing the application store is an essential element if you want to install the APK file. There are countless apk download stores online, but not all of them are reputable, safe and clean. It may expose your device to some risks. Some of the following sites are rated highly reputable:

  • This is an application store developed by Vietnamese people. The advantage of this website is that it will pull files directly from CH Play’s server to download the apk, so the app is completely reliable. (see more at APK Downloader)
  • This apk download site is owned by Illogical Robot LLC, which also runs Android Police, which is enough to show the credibility of this site. I have never had any problems when downloading apps from this site.
  • APKPure: Like APKMirror, APKPure is one of the oldest APK file download sites. Remembering that the first Android phone I used was Xperia X10 Mini Pro, at that time I was in 10th grade, I came here to download a bunch of apps to learn. Hmm, good old days!

After the download is complete, if you want to install it, you need to open “Allow installation from external sources” on your device. If you don’t know or have never opened this, follow these steps:

 “Settings” >> “Security” >> “Allow installation from unknown sources”.

Each phone will have this setting in a different place, just find and open it. After opening, just click on the apk file and it will be automatically installed.

Select the appropriate software version

The latest version is not always the best. When the new version of Messenger was updated, users rushed to find ways to download the old ones because the new update had too many things that made users feel uncomfortable. Most apk sites allow you to choose the software version to download. In addition, they also allow you to choose the Android platform and the SoC architecture, so that you can download the most stable version for your device.

However, you are noticed that it is not always possible to use the app after successfully installing it. Take Lovebyte for example, this app has stopped working and even if you download and log in, you still cannot use it because the publisher has closed the server.

Please read the access requirements carefully before installing

Whether downloading from a reputable source or not, before installing, users should also check the fields that the application requires access to. For example, a photo application that requires access to contacts or messages is completely “absurd”. New Android versions have a feature for users to check their access rights to ensure safety and security.

Above are some notices you should know when downloading APK files for your device. For more information, please follow our website!