Unknown sources in Android


Allowing app installs from Unknown Sources in Android #

Unknown sources: As part of the Android Operative system, there is a restriction that blocks installing applications outside the Google Play Store.

If it’s your first time installing an App through, you will be greeted with the following message as you try to install it:

Install blocked

For security, your phone is set to block installation of applications not obtained from Play Store

If you have a phone running Android Oreo or higher, you won’t see a setting to allow the installation of apps from unknown sources. Instead, Google treats this as an app permission and you’re asked every time you want to install an app you got from Applivery.

But, what should you do to proceed with the installation?

To allow app installs from Applivery, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to Setting > Security.
  2. Check the option Unknown sources.
  3. Tap OK on the prompt message.
  4. Select Trust.

That’s all, now you can try again to install the Application. Note that this setting will be stored permanently in your Operative System and you will be able to install Android Apps from ALL sources, not only from Applivery.

You're still protected #

Even when installing Apps from Unknown sources, Google Play Protect will continue scanning Apps, looking for viruses and malware, and blocking forbidden Apps.

Updated on February 19, 2024
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