You might be wondering – why would you need to download Play Store? Well, as you probably already know, Play Store is a digital gold mine. Thousands no, millions of apps and games are offered in Google’s amazing app universe.
Play Store is well organized to make it easier to find what you’re looking for. Whether you want to download an app, a game, an e-book or any other kind of Android content, you’ll easily find your way through the millions of apps in there. Under normal circumstances, all new Android devices come with Play Store pre-installed.
But for some reason, it could have been deleted from your device, or you might get a second-hand mobile that was rooted, or you could have had a bit of bad luck and bought a clone device (aka not an official one). That’s why you may need to download Play Store to your Android device.
Downloading Play Store is a little different than downloading other apps… because normally, you’d get those apps from the Play Store! First of all, you have to check the security settings of your device. IMPORTANT! There, you have an option you should turn on before downloading Play Store which is “download from unknown sources”. Once you allow it, go to your device’s browser and search for Play Store APK file (APK is the file format you need to download).
Your search will lead you to many sites that offer free downloads of Play Store, but don’t rush! Try to find a well-known site which guarantees a safe file download. When you find the file on a trustworthy site, tap to download and wait for a while. When the download is complete, you’ll probably get a notification. Tap it to go directly to the file, or find it using a File Manager app.
If you prefer to download the app using your computer, that’s easy too. Just use the computer’s browser to search for the exact same Play Store APK file, download it to your desktop, and then transfer it to your mobile via USB cable or Bluetooth. You can then use your device’s File Manager app to find the file.
The rest you can probably figure out on your own: tap “install” and wait for the process to finish. In just a minute, you’ll find the Play Store app’s icon on your home screen; just tap to open, and VOILA!
First of all, you need to have a Gmail account to log into Play Store and create your own account. If you have an Android you probably already have one, but if you don’t, there is a super simple solution (try saying that 5 times fast!) to your problem: go to the Gmail site and create new account, it’s free! Now that you have it, go and log into the Google Play Store and start your adventure.
You’ll have access to tons of apps, games, music, media, movies, books, magazines and more of Android content. Most of them are free, and may include in-app purchases (which you can definitely live without… but sometimes it’s nice to treat yourself), and some are paid.
The apps will be organized in categories, editor’s choice, new releases, top charts, and when you search for a specific app you’ll usually get fairly accurate recommendations for other apps.
You can manage your Google Play account within the app, have all of your downloads updated automatically, stay informed about new releases and updates, rate your favorite (or least favorite!) apps, and more. Have fun digging through your new digital gold mine! Happy hunting.