Adobe Flash Player continues to be one of the most widely used programs across the web, but it’s slowly losing the support of many tech giants. One of these is Google, which no longer makes Flash Player the default plugin in Chrome and YouTube to pave the way for HTML5. The company also doesn’t provide support for Flash in the newer versions of the Android system.
But what if you own an Android device and want to use Adobe Flash Player? If this is the case, don’t worry since there are ways to download the program into your smartphone or tablet. Here are some of the steps you can take:
Download an archived version of Flash
This only works if you have an older device that runs on Android 4.0 and below. Adobe keeps an archive of older Flash versions, so just head over to helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/archived-flash-player-versions.html and find the version that matches your tablet or smartphone. Download the APK of the appropriate version, tap on it after you complete the download, then follow the instructions to install it in your device.
Before downloading the APK, though, go to your device’s Settings, open Security (or Applications, depending on your device model), and turn on “Unknown Sources”. This allows your gadget to download APKs outside of the Google Play Store.
Get a Flash-enabled browser
If your device runs on Android 5.0 and above, your only option is to download a third-party web browser that supports Adobe Flash Player. One of your best options is Dolphin Browser, which is available in the Google Play Store. Download it into your smartphone or tablet, then open a webpage that requires a Flash Player. The browser will prompt you to download the Flash Player APK and guide you through the installation. As mentioned above, you’ll need to enable “Unknown Sources” on your device so you can proceed with this step. Aside from Dolphin Browser, you can also opt for Puffin Browser and Photon Browser.
Take these steps now to download and install Adobe Flash Player in your Android device!