Google Play Store is the Android app-distributing store by excellence (previously known as Android Market). That is to say, Google Play Store will always be pre-installed in each Android device because it is the default app from which Android users obtain all the other apps they want. Indisputably, Play Store is necessary in each Android device. That is why you might worry if your Android doesn’t come with Play Store pre-installed. So, if your device doesn’t have Play Store, how can you install Play Store, considering that it is the default app store? Keep reading, because this article will teach you how to install Play Store in your Android device, and other helpful advice.
What you need to know about Play Store install
There are some important points you have to consider before installing a new Play Store app in your device, like the following:
- First of all, you have to consider the fact that Play Store cannot be downloaded by Play Store if you don’t have it, obviously. So you’ll have to appeal to foreign sources to obtain Play Store.
- If you want to install another Play Store app because the one you have is damaged or doesn’t work, you will have to uninstall the one you already have first, before installing the new version.
- Things might not go so well for some people who download Play Store from foreign sources. Remember that this is under your responsibility. And if you decide to do as we say to obtain Play Store, follow instructions rigorously.
- Unlike the original, pre-installed version of Play Store, the version we will show you how to install will probably need manual update. This means that it will not update automatically. You will need to download the most recent version to update it by yourself. At the ending of the article, we will give you more information.
- The procedure to obtain Play Store will need a PC, preferably. Even though you can do it by a mobile device, it is best done by a PC.
How to download and install Play Store
Now that we have in mind the previous advice, it is time to learn how to download and install Play Store in your Android device. The question is: due to all the malware and harmful websites in the internet, how can you obtain and install Play Store in your Android device without risking your device’s security? Rely on us. We’ll show you a safe way to do so in the tutorial below:
- Enter in your favorite web browser and type in https://uptodown.com/ in the search box, or just click on the link.
You will be redirected to the official page of UpToDown, a famous website that is specialized in lending original apps for Android, Windows, iPhone, Mac and Ubuntu. Yes, this means that you will obtain Play Store from this site.
- Once you are in the website, click on the search box on the upper center-left part of the page.
- Type in Play Store, and then click on the magnifying glass icon, which represents Search.
- Next, a list with the search results should appear. Generally, some Google services will appear. Play Store will almost always appear first, sometimes as Google Play
- Click on Google Play or Google Play Store or Play Store. Notice in the upper part of the result, in small green words, if it says Google Inc. This means that the app is developed by Google Inc., which reveals if it is the correct Play Store or is just a falsification. (Falsifications don’t appear frequently on this site, but we have to prevent any risks)
- Now that you clicked on Google Play [Store], press the large green button titled as Download Free 18.51 MB.
- After that, you will be redirected to a download portal in the same website. The download should start immediately. If not, click on If the download doesn’t start, click here.
- Now, just wait until the download finishes. It isn’t a large file, relatively, so it should not take long to download completely.
- After the file is already downloaded and is in your PC’s storage memory, you have to pass the file to your device, because you’ll need to install it in your phone later.
To do so, pass the file through a USB cable, Bluetooth, or any other way to your device.
- Search for the Google Play [Store] file in your device’s storage memory (using your device).
- Later, tap on the file to start installation. Press on Accept until you pass the app permissions, and then press Install.
- The installation will start in the moment you press on Install. Now, wait some seconds.
After a few seconds of waiting, you should have a totally new version of Play Store in your device! From this moment, you can download and install apps of all kind. The good thing is you don’t have to repeat this process to download other apps, because Play Store is designed to offer you the easiest way of obtaining apps: only search and download. Installation is automatic.
How to update Play Store
After Play Store install, you might need to update it in some moment. As we mentioned above, to do so, go to the same website you obtained Play Store (UpToDown) and download it again. Under the title of the app (Google Play), the version is lovated. These versions are regularly updated in the website so anyone can obtain the last version of any app without depending on the automatic updating system of Android devices.
In most devices, Play Store will automatically update, even if you downloaded and installed it from foreign sources. This is possible because Play Store offers 100% original versions of apps, so your device will not be able to detect if it is preinstalled or not. Oh, and remember to uninstall the actual version of Play Store before installing the other one. And don’t worry: the apps you have downloaded won’t disappear.