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How to download and install region-restricted or device-restricted mobile applications ?

Suppose you wish to download a new streaming service or a cool new game but realize that the particular application is not available in your country or does not work with your device. But, does that mean that you give up? Absolutely Not.

Here, in this article, we have come up with simple and straightforward ways that you can use to make it work. Let us find out. 

How to download and install region-restricted or device-restricted mobile applications

Use a VPN

All of you internet savvy geeks might have already tried a VPN whenever there has been an application that just didn’t seem to work or when you want to trick the Play store. VPN is undoubtedly one of the best ways to use a mobile application or a game that may not be compatible in your country, says Joe, who offers online assignment help services at TFTH. 

There are a couple of VPN applications that you can try for this purpose. However, one of the best VPNs that we have gotten our hands on is the TunnelBear.  

How does it work?

  • Download TunnelBear from Google Play Store. 
  • After downloading and installing it, launch the application, and create your account on it. 
  • Next, you will see a switch that you can use to turn on TunnelBear. It comes along with a world map. You can tap a tunnel anywhere on the globe, and once you do that, wait for a bit, and the bear will tunnel its way to your chosen location.
  • If you see a pop up for a connection request, accept it.  
  • After the bear has tunneled into the chosen VPN location, you can download and use the app, which was previously not working. 

Hannah, who offers online finance homework help, says that while she was in Germany, she could not use the Hulu app, so she told TunnelBear that she was in the US, and she got access to the Hulu app. At times, you may not be able to find the app directly on the Play Store.

In this case, you can type the name of the application and play store, that is, ‘Hulu Play Store’ in the Chrome browser, and that shall direct you to the application link. With that, it will easy for you to download, install, and browse the app as required.

Please know that you will have to keep the VPN open till the time you are using the application in the restricted region. In that too, there will be a few apps, which may not work in their area. So, you may have to switch it on and off. 

Download the APK

Downloading APK comes with good news and bad news, that is, with APK, downloading the application on your handset is easy, but it works with free titles only, says Jack, who works at TrumpLearning

For this, you will need to download the APK app using the APK Downloader. Then, you can copy the app’s URL from the Play Store. The simple trick for retrieving the URL is selecting the Share button on the Play Store and opening Gmail. 

Steps to follow

  • Copy the URL of the mobile app.
  • Paste the same on APK Downloader site.
  • Finally, download the APK file. 

In case the APK downloader website is not working, you can retrieve the APK file required using APK Mirror, says Stan, an online precalculus tutor at FineGrades. 


Please understand that though APKs and VPNs are two effective methods, they are not the prime solution to all the restricted app-related problems. There will still be a few applications, which may not be compatible with your handset, regardless of everything.

Moreover, it is not safe to download APKs. They are acquired from sources that may not be reputable. Moreover, using a VPN might be against your area rules. Thus, it would be best if you exercised due caution.

I am Lalitha Part time blogger from India . I Love to write on latest Tech Gadgets , Tech Tips , Business Ideas , Financial Advice , Insurance and Make Money Online

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