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Sometimes it’s necessary to install the Google Play Store manually. Whether you have accidentally uninstalled it, or you want to revert back to a previous version, or even if your Google Play Store is not working and you just want a fresh install.

First, check your current version

The first thing is that you should check your running version of the Google Play Store. Make sure that, are you installing the latest version of the Play Store?


  • Open the settings of the Google Play Store app.
  • Go to bottom and tap on “Play Store version”.


Second, Download Google Play Store apk from the web

It is the major step for getting the Play Store’s APK file. You can download the APK file of Google Play Store from many websites, tech blogs, and trusted forums. We suggest you should use APKMirror for the best option after Google Play Store to getting applications for your android device.


  • Tap here to get redirected on the APKMirror‘s page.
  • Make sure that which version you want. Just remember your current version installed on your phone and find the version you want. If you want a new version, see it if available.
  • Follow the instructions of the website and download the app according to the compatibility of your phone.

Third, allow the permissions

Up to Android 7 and below Android 8

  • Open your device settings then find and open the “Security/Privacy/Application settings” option.
  • Find or search Unknown Sources and tap on it.= then a warning will be displayed on your screen read them and hit “OK”.
  • You are now allowed unknown sources to install apps on your phone.

Android 8+

  • Start downloading the APK file, after downloading the file open it.
  • The OS will show a pop-up on your screen that the app doesn’t have permission to install the app from this source.
  • Click on the available setting option and a new page will be opened.
  • Tick the box to allow installation permission for this source then go back to the installation page.

Fourth, Install the Google Play Store using the file manager

  • We have done all the necessary settings for installing apps without Google Play Store.
  • Open your file manager and go for where you downloaded the APK file.
  • After finding the downloaded APK tap on it, then a new pop-up window will appear and you have to select “Package Installer” to install the APK file.
  • Click “Install” and wait for the installation process after completion your APK file will be installed on your phone.

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The final process, Disable Unknown Sources

This is the most important step to protect your data and manage privacy. If you leave the Unknown Sources box checked, it will harm your privacy. So turn it off. If you have Android Oreo or later then you can skip this step.

Up to Android 7 and below Android 8

  • Open your device settings then find and open the “Security/Privacy/Application settings” option.
  • Find or search Unknown Sources and open it, Uncheck the box.
  • You are now allowed unknown sources to install apps on your phone.
  • This will prevent everything (except the Play Store) from installing apps.
  • You can always re-check the box later if you need to do this again.

Android 8+

  • Open device settings and go for Apps option.
  • Find the app you have used to install the Play Store (Browser/File Manager) then click on it.
  • On the next page, uncheck the permission which allows the app to install an app outside of the Play Store.

James is the lead content creator on Sammy Fans and mostly works on Samsung's firmware section. His first phone was the Galaxy S4 and continues to get new S series devices. Most of the time, James tries to learn about new technologies and gadgets but he also sneaks a bit of free time to nearby rivers and nature.

One UI 6.0

How to bring One UI 6 Weather Insight Widget to your Galaxy’s Home screen



Samsung Weather Widget January 2024 update

Samsung One UI 6.0 brings a lot of new features and improvements to the Galaxy devices. One of the most useful features is the Weather Insight Widget, which provides a comprehensive overview of the local weather conditions.

The Weather Insight Widget shows the current temperature, humidity, air quality, UV index, and wind speed, as well as the forecast for the next 24 hours and 7 days.

It also alerts the user of any upcoming severe weather, such as storms, snowfall, rain, or heat waves. The widget helps the user stay well-informed and prepared for weather changes.

Samsung One UI 6.0 Features

You can easily add the Weather Insight Widget to the home screen of the Galaxy device. Here are the steps to follow:

  • Tap and hold the blank space on the home screen until the options menu appears.
  • Click on the Widgets.

  • Scroll down to find Samsung Weather.

  • Press the Weather option.

  • Tap on the Insight from the list of widgets.

  • Click on the Add option.

Samsung One UI 6 Weather Widget

Now, you can drag and drop the widget to the desired location on the home screen and resize it if needed. Once the widget is added, the user can edit it by tapping on the settings icon on the top right corner of the widget. The user can also access more details and tips by tapping on the widget itself.

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Mastering Smartphone Screen Issues: DIY Hacks with Samsung’s Digital Service Center



Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra Sabrina

What if your smartphone’s touchscreen isn’t working properly, and you can’t manage the time to visit a service center? Don’t worry, you can effortlessly ensure optimal device health and get personalized support right at your fingertips by using Samsung’s Digital Service Center.

Here are DIY hacks that would ensure smooth functioning of your smartphone’s screen:

Screen doesn’t detect single-finger touches

  1. It’s possible that ‘TalkBack’ feature might be on. To disable ‘TalkBack’, tap on the settings icon once to select, followed by a double tap to open it.
  2. Scroll down and open ‘Accessibility’ and go to ‘Installed Apps’. Double tap on ‘TalkBack’ and then tap once on the on and off switch at the top right.
  3. Tap on ‘Turn off,’ and the ‘TalkBack’ feature will be disabled. You can also turn off ‘TalkBack’ using Bixby by simply pressing and holding the Bixby button and saying “Turn off TalkBack”.

Display’s touch sensitivity is too low

  1. Any attachment to the screen may affect the touch sensitivity of the device. But the touch sensitivity can be easily changed by following a series of simple steps.
  2. Navigate to ‘Setting’ and select ‘Display’. Scroll down to find the option for ‘Touch Sensitivity’ and toggle it on.
  3. If the touch sensitivity issue persists, try removing your phone’s screen guard and retesting your phone.

Screen doesn’t detect S-Pen input

  1. Any third-party accessories with a magnetic component, such as a phone cover, can affect S Pen recognition.
  2. To fix this, remove the accessory and install a Samsung-authorized cover, and try again.
  3. For optimal S Pen performance, avoid exposure to magnetic objects.

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Download One UI 5.1.1 Always On Display with new clock styles



Samsung One UI 5.1.1 AOD

Samsung’s latest foldable smartphones come preinstalled with One UI 5.1.1. This new software comes with improved animations, some new useful features, and usability improvements. In addition, the One UI 5.1.1 brings a new Always On Display Clock Style and revamps one, which is available for download.

One UI 5.1.1 enhances the circular dial Always On Display clock, bringing the same-sized clock numbers. Besides, it adds a new clock style, which is in a horizontal arrangement and showcases time and date along with the day. The latest version of the Always On Display app brings new clock styles to One UI 5.1 phones.

Using the download link, you can download the APK file of the Always On Display app version via (via tarunvats33). Hopefully, Samsung will bring the new additions to Galaxy users with future update to the One UI’s AOD app.

  • Always On Display v8.3.25.8 — Download [mega]

Samsung One UI 5.1.1 AOD

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