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How to enable unknown sources on Pixel 3

Here’s how to enable unknown sources on Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. By default turn off allow from the third party source or apk file and other source. Sometimes third party apps harmful for your device and it may be possible to lost phone data or any other damage. To install apk from unknown source on Pixel 3 XL, must enable unknown sources on Pixel 3 XL and Pixel 3 Pie.

You can find install unknown apps option under apps and notification settings in your Pixel 3 and other supported android 9 Pie and Oreo 8.1 devices. Here you can see list of install unknown apps, by default disable allow from app source. Follow below given step by step process to enable unknown sources on Pixel 3.

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How to enable unknown sources on Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Pie 9.0

You can enable/disable unknown sources on Pixel 3 to download & install third party apps on your device.


Install apk from unknown source on Pixel 3 XL

When you install apk file and disable unknown source on your device, you can see this message: For your security, your phone is not allowed to install unknown apps from this source. So you can activate it using below given settings on your Pixel 3 Pie and other Oreo 8.1 devices.

Step 1: Swipe down notification from top of the screen and tap Settings gear icon

Step 2: Tap Apps and notifications

Turn off allow from the third party source

Step 3: Scroll down at the end of the page and tap Advanced

Special app access settings on Pixel 3 XL Pie

Step 4: Tap Special app access

Here you can see several options including battery optimization, device admin apps, display over other apps, Picture-in-picture, Install unknown apps, Wi-Fi control and more.

Install unknown apps on Pixel 3 Pie

Step 5: Tap Install unknown apps

Several apps appear on the screen including Chrome, Drive, Gmail, Instagram, WhatsApp and more.

Enable unknown sources on Pixel 3

Step 6: Select app you want to enable install unknown apps on Pixel 3

By default turned off allow from unknown source in your android Pie, Oreo, Nougat and other devices.

How to enable unknown sources on Pixel 3

Step 7: Turn on Allow from this source

Now you can download apk file and install on your Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL devices.

And that’s it. I hope this little tip useful to enable unknown sources on Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Pie 9.0. Have any questions? Feel free to leave them in the below comment section and we’ll do our best to solve as soon as possible!

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