Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8 Plus: How To Activate Unknown Sources

Normally, when people talk about the Unknown Sources that can operate on a Galaxy S8 or a Galaxy S8+ Plus, they refer to sources of apps. You must be familiarized with downloading all your apps from the Google Play Store. But there are other places out there from where you can get third-party apps. And as long as those sources have nothing to do with the Play Store, your smartphone will refer to it as to Unknown Sources.

The option to download apps from unknown sources is disabled by default on your smartphone, but that’s just a protection measure. If you know what you’re doing and you really trust the source from where you’re planning to download a particular app, then you shouldn’t worry too much about it. Just activate that option and get on to it.


When To Turn On Unknown Sources For Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8 Plus…

  1. Go to Settings;
  2. Open the Device Security tab;
  3. Look for the Unknown Sources option;
  4. Switch its toggle to On;
  5. Leave the settings and proceed to download that third-party app.


As you can see, the process is surprisingly easy. Just don’t forget that, after you finish installing your app, you should disable the option to prevent other unauthorized apps from installing on your device without your permission. If you’re afraid that you will forget to do so, you can directly try to download a third-party app from an unknown source. Since the Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+ Plus doesn’t have the Unknown Sources turned On, it will ask you if you want to do so right away. Moreover, you will also get the option to allow the download from unknown sources this time only, just for this particular app – give your consent and don’t worry about the option remaining active because it won’t.

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