Downloading applications from other sources
When your device is set to allow downloads from sources other than Google Play™, you
can download applications directly from other websites by following the relevant
Installing applications of unknown or unreliable origin can damage your device. Download
applications only from reliable sources. Contact the application provider if you have any
questions or concerns.
If you are using a device with multiple users, only the owner, that is, the primary user, can allow
downloads from sources other than Google Play™. Changes made by the owner affect all
To Allow Downloading of Applications from Other Sources
From your Homescreen, tap .
Find and tap
Settings > Lockscreen & security .
Drag the slider beside
Unknown sources to the right.
Some applications may need to access data, settings, and various functions on your device in
order to work properly. Only install and give permissions to applications you trust. You can
view the permissions granted to a downloaded application and also change their status by
tapping the application under
Settings > Apps.
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