Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Download and Install Free Apps from Samsung Apps Store

The most popular Android market widely used by Android-based smartphone users today is Google Play Store. Here you can find thousands apps that suit your needs. Another source that you can use to obtain certain apps for your Galaxy SIII is Samsung Apps. But, you need to create your Samsung account first in order to enable you to download apps from Samsung Apps.

See also: How to Setup Samsung Account on Samsung Galaxy S3

Once you've had a Samsung account, you can find and download apps or games from Samsung Apps then install it to your device.

How to download and install free applications through Samsung Apps?
If you want to download certain Android apps through Samsung Apps, then you need to follow the steps listed below:
  1. Go to Apps through Home screen.
  2. Scroll to Samsung Apps, then tap on it.
  3. Here you can do a search for certain apps by its category or its name:
    • If you want to find apps by category you can tap the required category at the top of the display.
    • If you want to find apps by name you can tap Search located at the upper right corner of the display then enter the name of the required apps you wish to download then tap search icon or magnifying glass to start searching.
  4. Here you will see list of apps that relevant with your term of search.
  5. Once you find the one you like, tap the application.
  6. To download the apps tap Get button.
  7. Now you should do is following the instructions displayed on your screen to download and install the applications.
  8. Wait until the download and installation process is completed.
  9. Once the process is finished, now you can use this apps by tapping Apps through Home screen then tap the applications you've just downloaded.

Well, by knowing on how to download and install free apps through Samsung Apps, now you can obtain free Android apps from it and of course now you have another alternative source other than through Play Store. So, try this tips then share your experience here :)


  1. how do you get the samsung apps store on the galaxy s3? it doesnt have it and i cant find out how to actually get the samsungs app store.

    1. Hi rawrgrryumm,
      Thanks for your visit and comment.
      You should see it as pre-installed apps on your app drawer. But, if you don't have this option then there is two ways that you can do:
      1. Accessing Samsung App Store through your phone's web browser by typing on the address bar.
      2. Download Samsung App by following the steps listed below:
      - Go to this link to download Samsung Apps:
      - Click Download Samsung Apps button.
      - Click Galaxy S4 (the .apk for the Galaxy S4 works on the Galaxy S3).
      - Now your phone will download the Samsung Apps .apk
      - Once it's complete, you can then install it to your phone.

      As a note, in order to make you be able to access Samsung app store, then you should have a Samsung account.

      Hope this helps :)

  2. I've accessed the samsung apps store because I wanted to download a music recognition app like shasam or soundhog. I chose shazam and was instructed to enter my mobile phone number to download to my phone. You then have to text YES to a 1900 number which just happens to be a premium text. Premiuim texting is barred from my phone on the advice of my service provider as you have to pay to receive incoming premium texts as well as sending them. So the a"FREE" app is not free. How do you download free appx??????? FRUSTRATED !

  3. I keep getting messages saying error while trying to retrieve information from server when trying to download apps. Please help

    1. Hi Ben Burton,
      Thanks for coming.
      These are the possible ways to fix this problem.
      Method #1 : Restart the phone
      Try to restart your phone. Some problem might be fixed by doing this.
      Methods #2
      If the #1 not works. Try to clear cache and data in the Google Services Framework by following the steps below:
      1. Go to Settings.
      2. Tap Application manager.
      3. Swipe to the All screen.
      4. Find Google Services Framework, then tap it.
      5. Tap Clear cache button.
      6. Tap Clear data button.
      7. Tap Force stop button.
      8. Restart the phone then see whether it helps.

      Method #3
      If the #2 also not works, then try to clear cache and data the Google Play Store app by following the steps below:
      1. Go to Settings.
      2. Tap Application manager.
      3. Swipe to the All screen.
      4. Find Google Play Store, then tap it.
      5. Tap Clear Cache button.
      6. Tap Clear Data button.
      7. Tap Force Stop button.
      8. Now, open Play Store app and try to download apps from there.

      Finally, let me know if one of these steps is works on you :)


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