Third-party apps offer many cool features but at times the developers make them specifically for some regions. This prevents someone belonging to a different country from downloading the app and using its features. However, like there is a solution to every problem there is a workaround for this too. There are two ways in which you can download an app that is not permitted in your region. Here is how to download apps not available in your country Android.
Methods to download apps that are not available in your country Android
Method I – Using a Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Virtual Private Network, lets the user create a secure connection to another network over Internet. A VPN can be used to protect browsing activity from prying eyes while using public network and it also lets you access region restricted websites.
You need to use the help of a third-party app. There are many good VPN apps available on Google Play Store. You can download one of them. Some apps which you can consider for download are Turbo VPN – Free VPN Proxy Server & Secure Service, Secure VPN – A High Speed, Ultra Secure VPN, Thunder VPN – A Fast, Unlimited Free VPN Proxy
We will take the example of Turbo VPN in this article to explain how to download apps not available in your country Android:
Download and install the Turbo VPN app (or the app of your choice)
Open the VPN app and click look for an icon that will show you a list a server from countries.
Click on the location/country in which the app is available.
Next connect the VPN service
Exit the app and clear cache and data of Google Play Store
- Go to Settings > Apps > Google Play Store and tap on ‘Storage’. Now clear data and the cache of the app. Exit the page and go back to the app info page and click on ‘Force Stop’ for Google Play Store
Next you need to go to Google Search and type in the name of the app that you wish to download. When Google prompts the searches click on the link, it will guide you to Google Play Store. However, now you would be able to download the restricted app.
Note: Do not try to go to Google Play Store directly and download the app. The app will not download.
Method II: Using the APK File
Another way in which you can install country restricted apps Android is by using the APK file. This method doesn’t require downloading and installing any third-party apps. APK is an Android file format Android to distribute Android apps. At times, the app developers make the APK file of the apps officially available for download.
Here is what you need to do instead:
In Google Search bar look for the name of the app that you wish to download along with the letters APK. For instance, NewApp APK
An APK can be corrupted by malicious users. Therefore read the reviews or use trusted sites before using the file. APKMirror has a wide range of APKs. You can use this website or any other that you find trustworthy.
When you have downloaded the APK you can then easily install the app, which was restricted in your country, on your Android phone.
You can now begin using the app once the installation is complete
These two methods mentioned above are safe to use instead of rooting your device. Rooting gives permission to download and install many third-party apps and access to other features. But it is definitely risky and not secure at all. Use one of the ways mentioned above to download apps from another country Play Store.
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