Downloading applications from other sources
When your device is set to allow downloads from sources other than Google Play™, you can download applications directly from other websites by following the relevant download instructions.
Installing applications of unknown or unreliable origin can damage your device. Download applications only from reliable sources. Contact the application provider if you have any questions or concerns.
If you are using a device with multiple users, only the owner, that is, the primary user, can allow downloads from sources other than Google Play™. Changes made by the owner affect all other users.
To enable or disable the downloading of applications from other sources
- From your Home screen, tap .
- Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & security.
- Tap the Unknown sources slider.
- Tap OK.
Some applications may need to access data, settings and various functions on your device in order to work properly. Only install and give permissions to applications that you trust. You can view the permissions granted to a downloaded application and also change their status by tapping the application under Settings > Apps.