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How to enable unknown sources android Oreo

To install third party apps on your android device, we first of all enable unknown source in our android Nougat, marshmallow, lollipop and previous OS. But in latest android Oreo 8.0 device, this unknown sources option removes. But don’t worry, you can individually enable unknown sources android Oreo 8.0 device. You will find install from unknown source option on android Oreo under Apps & notifications settings.

Before android 8.0 Oreo versions, users need to enable unknown source one time only to install third party apps anytime. Now in android Oreo, you’ll enable install from unknown sources on app basis. This settings is very helpful compare to previous versions OS. Just disable app you found harmful for your device. Follow below given step by step guide to enable unknown sources android Oreo 8.0 devices such as Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, LG, HTC U11, Moto Z, Moto Z plus, Galaxy S8, One Plus 5/3T etc.


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How to enable unknown sources android Oreo 8.0

Sometimes allow install from unknown sources app will damage your android phone or lost of data. So be careful before enable install unknown apps on android Oreo 8.0 and other devices. Check out below given two different methods to see change settings to install unknown apps on Oreo.

1st Way: Enable install from unknown sources on android Oreo using special app access settings

Step 1: Go to settings in your android Oreo

Step 2: Tap apps & notifications

Android Oreo advanced apps & notification settings

Step 3: Tap advanced

Special app access on android Oreo device

Step 4: Tap special app access

Here you can see several options such as battery optimization, device admin apps, DND, Picture-in-picture, unrestricted data access, modify system settings, Notification access and more.

Enable Install unknown apps on android Oreo

Step 5: Scroll down up to end of the page and tap install unknown apps

Install unknown apps on android 8.0 Oreo

You will see Chrome, Drive and Gmail apps.

Enable unknown sources android Oreo 8.0

Step 6: Tap app want to enable

By default disable install unknown source on your android device (Show above screenshot).

Step 7: Enable allow from this source

2nd Way:  Enable unknown sources android Oreo using apps & notification settings

Step 1: Go to settings in your android Oreo

Step 2: Tap apps & notifications

Step 3: Tap app info

Step 4: Tap Chrome or other app

Enable install from unknown sources on android Oreo

Step 5: Tap install unknown apps under advanced section

Step 6: Enable allow from this source on android 8.0 Oreo

And that’s all. We hope this makes it clear how to enable unknown sources android Oreo 8.0 devices. Are you satisfied with this android Oreo article? Let us know by leaving a comment section below. Don’t miss our single android Oreo tips and tricks.

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