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Many Android users are aware that an updated app can provide lots of benefits. Google Play Store is not an exception to this information. The sad thing is that not all devices are capable of updating all downloaded apps. This is also true after you have reset the device back to its factory settings or if you have no data or Wi-Fi availability. So, if you find your mobile device lacking the Google Play Store app from the desktop, it is best to download and install it manually. Here are some basic facts about this topic.



Take note that apps have several versions that should be a bit confusing for first-timers. However, this can become easier each time you download Google apps like the Play Store from the Web. The latest versions can be shared online by some popular websites wherein you can use a computer or a mobile device to do so.

For instance, the latest version for the Play Store is 6.9.15. This version is capable of hinting several upcoming features, just like being able to test apps without even downloading the app to your device. If you opt to do it on your phone, you can follow this option.

  • Simply enable “Unknown Sources” by tapping “Settings” then go to “Security”. Then, you have to tap the box beside the “Unknown Sources”. Just uncheck it after installing the app.
  • Visit a developers’ forum or APK mirror where you can download the file.
  • If you encounter a warning message stating about the file which can potentially harm your device, simply ignore it by tapping OK.
  • Once downloaded, you can open the APK by tapping the completed download from the notifications bar on your mobile device. You can notice about new permissions requested by the Play Store for the latest APK update. You only need to tap Install then in a while you can start using your newly installed app.

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