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Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Use AirDroid App to Sideload Applications

Samsung Galaxy SIII allows the user to install applications from another sources outside the Google Play Store or Samsung Store by sideloading apps into the phone or users usually refer it as install .apk file. To make it works, first you should enable Unknown sources option under security settings. Once you've enabled this option, now you can download .apk file from your phone's browser app or transfer .apk file from your PC to your phone then open it with the File manager app available on your phone to start installing.

See also: How to Install .apk File in Samsung Galaxy S3

Well, there are another way that you can do to sideload apps into your phone, one of which is by using another third-party app called AirDroid app. This apps will allow you to upload and/or install .apk file to your phone without connecting your phone to the PC, as what you do if you use the ADB.

How to use AirDroid app to install .apk file?
Before you do these steps below, make sure your phone and your PC or laptop is connected with the same network. Well, let see the complete steps:
Do these steps below on your phone
  1. Download install AirDroid app from the Google Play Store.
  2. Once the process is completed, launch the apps.
  3. Tap Start button.
  4. AirDroid app will provide you an IP Address that you can use to access your phone through the browser on your PC or laptop. You'll also provided with a password that you can use to login into the web and prevent unauthorized access to your phone.
Do these steps below on your PC or laptop
  1. Open Internet Browser.
  2. Enter the IP Address provided by the AirDroid app into the address bar.
  3. Enter the password provided by the AirDroid app into the login field, then click Login button.
  4. Now you'll see AirDroid's Home screen which contain links and statistic of your phone.
  5. Click Apps icon to view all installed apps in your phone.
  6. Tap Install App button to upload a .apk file to your phone and install it.
Do these steps below on your phone
  1. Confirm the installation by tapping the option on your phone.
  2. Once the process is completed, now you are ready to enjoy your newly installed apps on your phone.

By knowing how to use AirDroid app to sideload apps, now you can install the apps--and do another things by utilizing this apps capabilities--from the browser on your PC or laptop easily even without connecting your phone. Also, for the beginners--according to me--this steps is more easier than if you use the ADB. Finally, hope this helps :)


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