How to install Apps
"Outside" of Google Play



Android devices have the ability to "sideload" applications that aren't available on the Google Play store. Here's how you can do it. Have your CHILD's Device in hand. (Android Phone or Android Tablet)

Ok SafeTracker parents, we have to do this step first before we can get your kids protected:





The Google Play store is a great resource that can enhance your mobile experience. It gives Android users access to more than one million apps, such as Facebook, Pandora, and Instagram, among thousands of others. But, what do you do when Google unexpectedly pulls an app from its marketplace?


Google has removed apps from the Play store for a number of reasons, the most common being that they violate the company's policy. Once an app is removed, however, all hope isn't lost. You may not have been aware that apps no longer available in the Play store can still be installed on your Android device through a process known as "sideloading."



Here's how to set up your device so you can install SafeTracker

1.
Make sure your smartphone or tablet is running Android version Android 4.0 or greater.


2. Go to Settings, scroll down to Security, and select Unknown sources.

Selecting this option will allow you to install apps outside of the Google Play store.

Depending on your device, you can also choose to be warned before installing harmful apps. This can be enabled by selecting the Verify apps option in the Security settings.








How to install Apps on devices running an earlier version of Android.

1. Go to Settings and open the Applications option

2. Select "Unknown sources," and click OK on the popup alert.


Downloading SafeTracker APK



The next step will be finding an Android package file, also known as an APK. This is how Android apps are distributed and installed. This is where some people usually run into trouble. Never, and I mean NEVER, use sideloading as a way to pirate applications; doing so will likely result in your Android device getting a virus. You should only download APK files from trusted developers and companies.

For example, Grooveshark, a free online music streaming service, previously had an app in the Play store. After a dispute with Google, however, the app was removed. Grooveshark now offers the app on its Web site for users to sideload.

The process

You download the SafeTracker APK file on your child's device. st.apk Login and tap "Download Android Kid App"

To get started, download SafeTracker APK st.apk using either Google Chrome or the stock Android browser.

Ok now you can slide down the notification bar and watch it download. When done just tap it and start install process OR Next, go to your app drawer and click Downloads; here you will find the file you just downloaded. Open the file and install the app.







This step was added on Android 4.2 and above. Prior versions you shouldn't see this.

Just click "Package installer" and ignore verify and install.


Remember to be careful when downloading apps outside of official Android marketplaces like Google Play and Amazon's Appstore.
Ok Good Job! Now lets install SafeTracker!

Step 1

Get the "Kid's App" here and place it on your kid's phone or tablet
You will then be able to see all their data after a few minutes!

Step 2

Install SafeTracker on your kid's phone or tablet. You will be able to see all their data after a few minutes!

Step 3

After this last step, you're done!


For example: Lets say you do Susie's phone first.

When you first install SafeTracker, the phone will show the phone as a model number in the parents area. For example, it might say, ABC123.

In the white panel to the right look @ the very bottom and you will see "Change Account" and to the right device #1 or ABC123.

Now you know the device name for Susie's phone, so go ahead and rename it to "Susie's Phone." Next we do Susie's tablet. The process is repeated over and over until you have all of them done. RENAME ALL the devices as you go so you dont get confused!

Congratulations! You Did it!

Now you can use the "mom" app or any smartphone or computer to communicate with, and receive information from, your child's phone.



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