Can’t download apps on Aptoide? This guide will show you a quick fix.
Aptoide is a pseudo-platform built like (and hosted on) Play Store; basically to provide Android users access to certain apps. It hosts a wide variety of apps and it’s been used extensively by Android users to download their favorite applications.
However, several users have complained of not being able to download/install/update apps from the platform, in which case, they typically encounter the error-message: “No connection” or “App not installed”.
To fix this, you can try the fixes herein.
Fix: Aptoide If It Can’t Download Apps
Before trying any fix, ensure that you have a stable mobile internet or Wi-Fi connection. This is because an unstable internet connection could be the primary cause of the problem.
Fix 1: Enable Permission in Settings
At times, being unable to download apps from Aptoide is basically due to configuration issues, particularly those associated with ‘permissions’. The main setting, in this case, is the “Unknown sources (Allow installation of apps from unknown sources)” permission. And any downloading/installation platform (like Aptoide) other than Play Store is categorized as an “unknown source”.
Therefore, if you’re having problems downloading apps from Aptiode, simply go to your Settings > Security and enable the “Unknown sources” option. You can then go ahead and download/install your favorite apps unhindered.
If the problem persists, you can try the next fix.
Fix 2: Clear Data
You can try and clear the app’s (Aptoide) data, and see if it fixes the error. This action would clear off certain files/data that could be causing (or contributing) to the error.
To clear Aptoide’s data on your smartphone or tablet, do the following:
- Go to
- Select Apps or Application Manager.
- Locate “Aptoide” and click on it.
- Select Storage (under Aptoide’s settings menu)
- Select Clear data and/or Clear cache.
- Exit ‘Settings’.
Launch Aptoide and check if you’re now able to download/install/update apps.
Fix 3: Reinstall Aptoide
If you’re still unable to download apps (from Aptoide), there is possibility of a major glitch(s), bug(s) and/or virus attack, in which case, you may have to reinstall the app.
To do this, follow the steps below:
- Go to Settings > Application Manager.
- Locate and click on “Aptoide”.
- Select Uninstall and confirm action.
- Go to Play Store (the app’s currently unavailable) or Maladiva and download Aptoide (APK).
- Install the app.
- Launch it and sign in as appropriate.
This should fix the problem, and you should now be able to download/update apps without worry.
Due to the ongoing trade war between the US and China, and the consequent collusion of Huawei with Aptoide, Google may implement some restrictions or changes (sooner or later), which could render some of the solutions herein ineffective. For instance, Aptoide is currently unavailable (hidden) on Play Store. But you can download it on other apk downloads sites.