If you have an Android device, it most likely has the Google Play Store pre-installed in it. However, if you’re experiencing technical issues, you may need to delete the app from your smartphone or tablet then install it again.
There may also be times when you want to have access to the latest update that’s not yet available for your device. If this is the case, you can download and install the Google Play Store by taking these steps:
Decide which version you want to download
It’s best to download the latest version as much as possible. If you want to stick to the version of Play Store you have, you need to know what its build number is.
Look for a reliable APK source
Many Android users get their APKs from APKMirror and APKPolice, which are known to provide safe and high-quality APKs. You can still use other sources, but make sure they’re reliable and trustworthy.
Download the APK
You can either download APKs directly to your smartphone or tablet or download them through your laptop or desktop computer then transfer them to your mobile device. Either way, make sure the APK you download corresponds to the Play Store app version you want to get.
Turn on the Unknown Sources setting
Android devices automatically disable Unknown Sources to prevent users and apps from installing content that doesn’t come from the Google Play Store. You’ll need to enable this setting to install the Play Store APK.
Install the APK
To do this, you’ll need to use a file browser such as Amaze File Manager, ES File Explorer Pro, and File Manager by ASUS. Once you’ve downloaded it into your device, open it and navigate to where the Play Store APK is stored. Tap on it, then follow the onscreen instructions to install the APK.
Turn off the Unknown Sources setting
Make sure to disable the Unknown Sources setting to prevent third parties from installing apps in your device.
That’s it! You’re now ready to enjoy the Google Play Store app in your tablet or smartphone.