How to download and install the Google Play Store

The Google Play Store is a treasure of apps and content. Sometimes it’s necessary to manually install the Play Store if you unintentionally uninstalled it or need to roll back to a recent version to prevent bugs. Here’s how to download and how to install the Play Store, so may you try the new features before the rest of the crowd.

A note on Google Play Store version numbers

The numbering system for Google Play Store versions may seem a little confusing at first, but it’s easy to get your head around. If the jumps between numbers seem odd, that’s simply because Google didn’t publicly release the versions in between.

Download Google Play Store APK

You should know that the given guide is for the owners of an Android device with a licensed version of the Play Store installed. We identify that for somehow it’s necessary to re-install or roll back the Play Store.

Download the latest version of the Play Store

Looking for the previous version of the Google Play Store?

All versions of the Google Play Store available to download

The updated version of Google Play is 11.1.15, greatest changes are under the hood, purpose at making to run anything more efficiently so we haven’t been able to identify important changes to the user interface or new features. If you have to download the update and note that any apparent bugs.

How do install Google Play Store?

The easiest way to install the Play Store: just install the Play Store APK manually. An APK is the Android equivalent to a.exe program on your computer.

Instead of downloading an app from the Play Store, you simply install it yourself without the Play Store’s help. We’ve even got a handy guide to help you:

This is, obviously, additional helpful to know when the application you need to introduce isn’t in the Play Store itself.

There are two different ways to get the Google Play APK introduced on your gadget: specifically on your telephone or with your PC. We’ll do the simple alternative first.

Install Google Play with just the phone method
  1. Enable Unknown Sources by going to Settings > Security, then select Unknown sources and enable it. Don’t be alarmed, unknown sources are simply locations outside of the Play Store, which is critical if it’s the Play Store itself that you want. (Don’t forget to disable this option by tapping it again once you’re done)
  2. Using the browser on your device, go to XDA Developers forum or APK Mirror to download the APK for the latest version of the Play Store.
  3. You may get a message warning that “this type of file can harm your device.” Ignore it (trust us) and tap OK.
  4. Open the APK (you can tap the completed download in your notifications menu), read the new permissions (if any) that the new Play Store version requests, then tap Install.

Install Google Play using a computer method

If you don’t have a data or Wi-Fi connection on your device, you can download the APK to your computer instead. The same process applies:

  1. Enable Unknown sources on your device.
  2. Using the browser on your computer, go to XDA Developers forum or APK Mirror to download the APK for the latest version of the Play Store.
  3. Connect your device to your computer with a USB cable and copy the APK over to your Android device.
  4. Launch the APK, accept the permissions and tap Install.

Google Play Store troubleshooting

Google Services Framework is a crucial service that lets the Play Store communicate with apps on your device, allowing for automatic updates and so on. If these functions stop working, or you experience other problems, then there may be a problem with the service, and you should clear the cache on Google Play Store and Google Play Services. To do this:

  1. Go to Settings > Apps
  2. Scroll down to Google Play Store, tap it, then tap Clear cache.
  3. Do the same for Google Play services
  4. That should fix most problems you’ll experience with the Play Store


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