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23 Mar 2021 Developer News
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The battle between Android and iOS has been going on for many years. Although Apple had an advantage, Android became the go-to option for many people because almost every manufacturer (apart from Apple) has started using Google’s OS. Consequently, the vast majority of online bettors are Android users.

Needless to say, gambling operators know that the vast majority of their clients use this mobile OS, which is why they often have an app designed for it. Some of them also have an app for iOS, but most brands prefer to focus on Google’s alternative. That’s why we wanted to show you the steps that you have to go through before you can put it to the test.

Go the Google Play and check whether it’s available

The first thing you have to do before you download the Betfred app is to go to Google Play. This is the place where you will find every application, so once you open it, type the name of the bookie/casino you are interested in.

Unfortunately, even some of the biggest names in iGaming have not found a way to bypass Google’s strict policy. As a result, the only way to get their app is by downloading the apk file on your device. 

Usually, you will find this file inside the given operator’s desktop website.

How to install the apk file?

Once you find the apk file, it’s time to download and install it. The first process is easy because you just need to tap on it. Depending on your internet speed, you may have to wait between a few seconds and a few minutes.

During that time, you have to open your phone/tablet’s settings and find a specific option that doesn’t allow you to install any files outside of Google Play. This option is useful because it keeps your device safe, but in this case, you have to disable it because the apk file is not available on Google Play.

Once that’s taken care of, you just need to open the apk file and wait for the installation process.

What’s next?

After you download and install the app (regardless if it’s from Google Play or you decided to use the apk file), you have to open it and check whether everything works. If you don’t have an account yet, go through the registration process. Once ready, check all of the deposit options, as well as the promos, and make sure that you can use at least some of the available contact methods.

What if the app is available on Google Play?

If you are fortunate to find a betting operator whose app can be downloaded straight from “the source”, you just have to wait until your phone or tablet completes this process. In some cases, your device will begin the installation process immediately after that, but if you are using a different Android version, you may have to authorize this process before it starts.

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