Allow App Installations from Unknown Sources - Samsung

Caution Your device and personal data are more vulnerable to threats such as Ransomware from apps downloaded from unknown sources. Here's some additional info about downloading from unknown sources and protecting your device against Ransomware.

Android® 8.x & higher

  1. From a Home screen, swipe up or down from the center of the display to access the apps screen.
  2. Navigate: Settings Settings icon > Apps.
  3. Tap Menu icon (upper-right).
  4. Tap Special access.
  5. Tap Install unknown apps.
  6. Select the unknown app then tap the Allow from this source switch to turn on Switch on or off Switch off.

 

Android® 7.x & lower

  1. From a Home screen, navigate to Settings.
  2. Tap Lock screen and security.
    Note If unavaliable, tap Security.
  3. Tap the Unknown sources switch to turn on or off.
    Note If unavaliable, Unknown sources to turn on or off. Enabled when check mark is present.
  4. To continue, review prompt then tap OK.
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