For those that own the new Samsung Galaxy smartphone, you may want to activate unknown sources on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S9. To install apps from unknown sources or from a third party app store like the Amazon App Store, you’ll need to activate the “unknown sources” option within the settings app.
Currently, allowing apps from unknown sources is the only way to install apps that haven’t come from the Google Play Store. It’s easy to allow apps from unknown sources. We’ve explained how to enable this feature on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S9 below.
How To Activate Unknown Sources On Samsung Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S9
- First visit the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S9 home screen and then tap the apps menu. Next, tap to open the settings app, and tap on “Device Security” within the settings app.
- You’ll see a section for “Unknown Sources” once you scroll down. You will need to tap to move the toggle button for this feature into the ON position. You’ll now be able to download apps from outside the Google Play Store.
You’ll need this feature enabled to download third party apps, but we’d recommend switching it off after using it to keep your device safe from malicious apps.