How to Quickly Add Apps to Samsung Phone

By | October 11, 2018
How to add apps to Samsung phones

You can quickly and easily add your favorite apps to your Samsung Android phone with a few steps.

How to Quickly Add Apps to Samsung Phone

Samsung phone is a cool mobile device, but it even becomes greater when you have an app for every task you need to perform.

This post shows you how to add your favorite apps quickly and simply to your Samsung device, including the various Samsung Galaxy phone models.

If you want the most out your Samsung Android device, you will want to download apps for each of your interests and needs; perhaps you will also like to sync certain apps with those already built into the phone or tab.

You will learn a lot on things relating to apps on Samsung phone.

How to find apps in Galaxy Apps

Before you download an app or add one to the home screen, the first thing you need to do is to launch Galaxy Apps from the Home screen or tapping on Apps on the bottom right of the screen; it is a rounded, white square with an upside-down rainbow with the word “Galaxy” on it.

After launching, tap Category to view apps in groups like “Games,” “Social & Communication,” “Photography”, etc.

Tap on Best Picks or swipe left to view recommended apps. Click on For Galaxy or swipe left to view apps that are available exclusively to Samsung users.

Click on Top or swipe left to view the highest-rated apps in the store. Then if you desire to view paid content, you can tap Top free to drop down, then select Top paid.

Click on Search at the top right of the screen to search for applications by name and then tap on the app to view app information and reviews.

How to download apps from Galaxy Apps

Keep in mind that some apps require payment, either for download or for activation. To download and install an app, click on Install, and then click on the arrow icon next to the app if you just want to download the app and don’t need to view its info.

Enter your Samsung account password, when prompted. Click on Accept and Download after reading the app’s terms and conditions.

Click on Open once the app has finished downloaded. The app would create its own Home screen shortcut once you open it for the first time, and if it does not, you can drag it to the Home screen from the app drawer.

How to update apps you’ve downloaded from the Samsung store manually

There are two ways by which you can make sure your apps are up to date. Here’s how to manually update apps that you’ve downloaded from the Samsung app store.

Launch Galaxy Apps from your phone’s Home screen or by tapping Apps on the bottom right of the screen.

This is a white, rounded square with an upside-down rainbow and the word “Galaxy” on it. Then, click Galaxy Apps on the top left of the screen.

Tap My Apps on the list and tap Updates to see if there are any apps that require updating. Click on Update All if there are multiple apps that require updating or tap the app you want to update on its own and tap Update.

How to update apps you’ve downloaded from Galaxy Apps automatically

The easiest way to keep your app from the Samsung app store updated is to simply turn on automatic updates.

Here’s how you can set up an automatic update to fit your need.

Click and launch Galaxy Apps from your phone’s Home screen or tap on Apps at the bottom right of the screen.

It appears like a rounded, white square with an upside-down rainbow with the word “Galaxy” on it.

Tap Galaxy Apps located on the top left side of the screen. Click on Settings on the list and then select Auto update apps and choose an option.

Select Via Wi-Fi only if you want your apps to update when your device is connected to a Wi-Fi network only; otherwise, select Whenever available if you want your applications to update even when you are connected to mobile network, just keep in mind that data charges may apply, depending on your plan.

Select Auto update Samsung Galaxy Apps and select either Via Wi-Fi only or Whenever available as mentioned above.

Now, every app you download on the Samsung app store will update without having to manually keep track of them every time. All you need to do is to watch out for pesky data charges if you decide to update whenever an update is available.

Simple steps to learn how to download apps to your Samsung Galaxy S4 Phone

Click on All applications from your home screen. Tap on Play Store (if using for the first time, you will need to register with a valid Google account).

Click on Magnifying Glass in the top right corner and enter the name of the application you want to search for, or you can alternatively tap on the microphone to search using voice command.

Tap on the application you wish to download and click on Install. Tap on Accept & download. The application will start to download and will also install automatically.

Once the installation is complete, the app will be seen in the “All applications” tab.


You can easily add or download apps to your Samsung phone if you know how to go about it. This article shows you how it is done.

Now, you can easily find, download, add, install, delete, and update your apps with the simple steps shared in this post.

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