How to Sideload Apps on Android

It’s surprisingly easy to install Android apps and games outside the Google Play Store. Device can sideload apps on android, which is name “sideloading.”. Before you do this, you need to know a few things.

How to Sideload Apps on Android
How to Sideload Apps on Android

A Warning: Why Sideload apps on android Is Disabled by Default

Here are a few reasons why sideloading is disable by default. You can download safe apps and games through the Google Play Store. Despite its shortcomings, it’s a good system overall.

You bypass some of those protocols when you sideload an app or game outside the Play Store. So despite its ability to detect some malware and other issues with sideloaded apps, Google Play Protect is still not as secure as downloading from the official store.

For this reason, if you’re not going to use the Play Store, it’s very important to make sure you get apps and games from trusted sources. Our go-to sideloading source is APK Mirror, and we strongly recommend you do the same. We will show you how to use APKs and APK Bundles on APK Mirror.

How to Install APK on Android

Installing an APK begins with downloading it. After downloading, you’ll usually see an option to “Open” the file. Other times, you may find it in the “Downloads” folder in the file manager.

Before installing the APK, you will be prompted to allow the app to “install unknown apps”. To do so, tap “Settings”.

Ensure that “Allow From This Source” is selected for every app you want to install APKs from.

You can tap “Install” on the next pop-up to complete the installation.

That’s all there is to it! You can find all your apps in your app drawer.

How to Install APK Bundles on Android

The App Bundles created specifically for APK Mirror are marked as “Bundle” if you use APK Mirror. Unfortunately, there is no way to install them. For installing them, you can use the official app of APK Mirror.

You should first download the APK Bundle like any other APK. Then, Users can launch the APK Mirror Installer by tapping “Browse Files.”

Locate the APK Bundle you just downloaded and select it.

Install the package by tapping “Install Package.”

Confirm the installation by clicking “Install App”.

Installing unknown apps will require you to grant APKMirror Installer permission.

Now you can tap “Install” to complete the installation.

There you have it! This process is the same result as installing an APK. It’s just a different process. Now that you know where to find apps and games outside the Play Store choose wisely.

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