You can find almost every android app in the Play store for your need. Google Play Store is the largest app market.
That’s why most smartphone comes with the Google Play app installed as the default app store. A few smartphones, however, do not come with it.
So if you happen to purchase one of those rare smartphones or mistakenly uninstalled your Google Play you may want to install the Play store app on your device manually.
This is a guide on how to manually install Google Play on your smartphone. Follow this step by step guide, and you’ll have your Play store up and running on your device within a few minutes.
How to install Google Play on your Android phone
Before downloading Google Play, you might want to ensure it’s not installed on your device. This step is especially crucial for users who believe they’ve mistakenly uninstalled the app from their smartphone. Sometimes the app may have been disabled and as such won’t show up in the app drawer. To ensure the app has not been disabled, you’ll need to check your list of disabled apps.
- Open settings
- Tap apps
- Scroll to disabled
- Check to see if Google Play Store is disabled, and then enable it afterwards.
Downloading the Google Play app
If the Play store app could not be found in your list of disabled apps, then there’s every reason to believe that it has been uninstalled from your smartphone. To reinstall it, you’ll need to download the file as an apk manually. To do this;
- Visit any of the trusted sites like apkmirror, or use a search engine to search for ‘Google Play apk download’ and then download the file.
- Once the file has been downloaded, you can open your file explorer, locate the location of the Google Play APK file you downloaded earlier and click on it.
- A dialog box will come up asking if you want to install the app, tap, and the app will be installed.
- Sometimes depending on the app, you have on your phone, the first dialog box may come up with multiple apps asking you to choose the app you prefer to use in opening the package. Click on the ‘package installer,’ and your app will start the installation.
- Once the installation has been completed, click on the open button to open the Play store app or on the done button to open it later.
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