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Important: Some versions of Android may not allow APK installs. If you are trying to get the ExpressVPN app and APK installs are not allowed, please use the normal ExpressVPN app for Android setup.

This guide will show you how to configure your Android device (running Android 4.1 or later) so you can download apps that are not available in the Google Play Store.

Important: After you follow these steps, any software you choose to install can run on your device. Please exercise caution so that you do not install anything from suspicious sources or click links that add harmful files to your system. You are responsible for ensuring the validity of applications installed.

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For Android 8 and above
For versions earlier than Android 8


For Android 8 and above

On most Android devices:

  1. Go to your phone’s Settings
  2. Go to Security & privacy > More settings
  3. Tap on Install apps from external sources
  4. Select the browser you want to download APK files from
  5. Toggle Allow app installs ON

On Samsung devices:

  1. Go to your phone’s Settings
  2. Go to Biometrics and security > Install unknown apps
  3. Select the browser you want to download APK files from
  4. Toggle Allow app installs ON
Important: Do not download the ExpressVPN APK from any third-party source as those files have likely been tampered with. If you need guidance on downloading the ExpressVPN APK, contact Support.

Need help? Contact the ExpressVPN Support Team for immediate assistance.

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For versions earlier than Android 8

  1. Go to your phone’s Settings
  2. Tap on Security
  3. Under Device administration, toggle Unknown sources ON
Important: Do not download the ExpressVPN APK from any third-party source as those files have likely been tampered with. If you need guidance on downloading the ExpressVPN APK, contact Support.

Need help? Contact the ExpressVPN Support Team for immediate assistance.

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