How to Fix the App Not Installed Issue on Android
How to Fix the App Not Installed Issue on Android

An Android Package Kit (or APK file) is the file format used by the Android operating system for the distribution and installation of mobile apps, mobile games, and middleware. Are you facing errors while installing apps on your device? In this read, you will learn how to fix the “App Not Installed” issue on Android.

How to Fix the “App Not Installed” Issue on Android?

An APK file will automatically be installed when you download it on your device. Moreover, if it’s not available on Play Store, you can download it from a third-party website. However, might be risky as it can contain malware or viruses and that’s why you need to first verify the source before installing an APK from an external source. In this article, we have added the ways by which you can fix the “App Not Installed” issue on Android.

Allow Chrome to Install Unknown Apps

First of all, you need to allow Chrome to install unknown apps on your device. Follow the below steps to enable the permission.

1. Open the Settings app on your device.

2. Click on Apps then tap on Manage Apps. (on some Android phones, you will see All Apps or See All Apps, tap on it).

3. Tap on Chrome from the installed apps list to open its App Info.

4. Scroll down and tap on Install apps from unknown sources or Install unknown apps.

5. Finally, turn on the toggle next to Allow from this source.

Clear Cache

You can also try clearing the cache data for Google Play Store, Play Services, and Package Installer in order to fix the issue. Follow the below steps to do so.

1. Open the Settings app on your Android phone.

2. Click on Apps then tap on Manage Apps. (on some Android phones, you will see All Apps or See All Apps, tap on it).

3. Tap on Google Play Store to open its App Info.

4. Click on Clear Data or Mange Storage or Storage Usage.

5. Finally, click on Clear Cache to clear cache data.

6. Repeat the same steps for Play Services and Package Installer.

Once you clear the cache for all three apps, your issue should be fixed.

Turn OFF Play Protect

You can also try disabling the Play Store as many users have reported on Reddit that by turning this off, they are able to fix the issue. Follow the below steps to turn off Play Protect.

1. Open the Google Play Store on your device.

2. Tap on your profile icon at the top and select Play Protect.

3. Click on the gear icon at the top.

4. Turn off the toggle next to Scan apps with Play Protect.

Once you do, you will be able to install the apps without any issues.

Free Up Storage

If the above methods do not work for you then you need to check whether you have enough storage to install apps or not. If not, you need to delete or remove unwanted apps, files, and folders from your device in order to fix the issue.

Conclusion: “App Not Installed” Issue on Android

So, these are the ways by which you can fix the “App Not Installed” Issue on Android. I hope you find this article helpful; if you did, share it with your friends and family.

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