Google Play Store app provides a huge collection of games, movies, and apps that can be easily browsed and installed. Most of the android phones and tablets come with Play Store as a default app which is integrated with its Android setup. However, there are some devices that may not have the Play Store as a default app.
If you do not have a pre-installed Play Store app on your device, you can install it by following certain steps that depend on the nature of the device and the type of Operating system you have.
How to download Play Store for Android Devices?
Listed below is a step by step illustration of downloading and installing the Play Store app on Android devices like phones and tablets. These steps are also applicable for reinstalling Play Store in the cases wherein you had to remove your existing Play Store app owing to technical issues.
For downloading the latest version of Google Play Store, you must have one of the newer versions of the Android Operating System in your device. You can check the device settings and upgrade your OS if needed.
If you have a pre-installed Play Store app, you can download the latest version by navigating to the Settings of your Play Store menu. Under the settings, you have the option “Play Store Version”. Tap on this option to download the latest version.
If you do not have a Play Store app installed on your Android device, you can get it by downloading its APK file. There are many verified online sources from where you can download this APK file. Note that you should only download a Google-signed APK file because there are many tampered versions available in the market. Unsigned or unauthorized APK files can cause damage to your device. To be on the safe side you should download your APKs from a recognized tech site. Follow this:
- In the Settings section of your Android device, open the “Security” settings. Under this, you have the option “Unknown Sources”. You should enable this option for getting the APK file installed. This is a common procedure for all the Android smart phones for installing apps from sources other than a Google Play Store.
- Find the “App drawer” of your Android Device and open it. Inside you will find the “File Manager” or “ES File Explorer”. Tap over it and you will be directed to a window from where you can access all the files you have saved or downloaded onto your device. From your file storage units locate the APK file for Play Store.
- Tap on the APK file to start the installation. You might get a window with different app options. You should tap over the option “Package Installer”.
Now you will be getting the final window wherein you have to read the terms and tap on the option “Install”. Within minutes your Play Store would get installed. You can open it by tapping its icon from your phone’s Menu.
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