Most of the apps on Google Play store are safe in its vaults but the unauthorized ones aren’t. Breaking through the vaults of Play store is pretty straightforward with the steps mentioned below to install unauthorized apps termed as sideloading. However, it is risky. Apps that are not officially approved by Google can only be sideloaded. Users need to be sure about the app before you install it on their phone. If the app is not trusted and turns out to be the wrong one, users are exposed to hacking and phishing threats.
Sideloading is useful when you want to join a beta test which contains only unauthorized and unofficial app packages.
- Go to Settings.
- Tap on Security
- Toggle Unknown sources and check it if it is unchecked.
After you are done instructing the operating system to allow unauthorized apps on your device following the steps mentioned above, you can get an APK (Android Application Package) from any source. Few of the sources are The Web, a computer through which APK can be transferred via USB or any third-party file manager app. Most importantly, be sure about the source before you begin installing the unofficial apps.