How to Enable Unknown Sources on a Google Pixel 4A

Typically when you want to install an app on your Google Pixel 4A you would open the Play Store, search for the app, and install it.

But occasionally you might want to install an app that isn’t in the Play Store, such as through a website.

While this generally isn’t recommended because it can be a security risk, it is possible to install an app from an unknown source.

Our guide below will show you how to enable app installation from unknown sources so that you can install an app from Google Chrome, Google Drive, or a handful of other locations.

How to Allow App Installation from Unknown Sources on a Google Pixel 4A

The steps in this article were performed on a Google Pixel 4A using the Android 10 operating system.

Installing apps this way is not recommended, as apps from unknown sources can contain viruses or malware.

Step 1: Swipe up from the bottom of the screen.

swipe up from the bottom of the screen

Step 2: Choose the Settings option.

open Settings

Step 3: Touch the Apps & notifications option.

choose Apps and notifications

Step 4: Choose the Advanced option.

select Advanced

Step 5: Select Special app access.

choose Special app access

Step 6: Touch Install unknown apps.

select Install unknown apps

Step 7: Choose the location from where you wish to install the unknown app.

select a location

Step 8: Tap the button to the right of Allow from this source.

how to allow apps from unknown sources on a Google Pixel 4A

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