Enable or Disable Application Installation from Unknown Sources on HTC One M8

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Hello, and welcome to VisiHow. In this video, we are going to show you how to turn on or off the option to allow installation of applications from unknown sources on an HTC One M8.

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Steps

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    To begin, turn the phone on by pressing the Power button.
    This button is located on top of the phone.
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    Once the phone has been activated, we will see the Lock screen.
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    To unlock the phone, press down on the screen and swipe upwards.
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    Once the phone has been unlocked, we will see the Home screen.
    There will be five various icons in a row at the bottom. What we now need to do is find the Settings menu. To do this, we need to swipe the Notification panel down.
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    To bring down the Notification panel, start right at the top of the screen and swipe downwards.
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    Once the Notification panel has appeared, we need to find the white cog icon located in the top right-hand corner.
    This is our Settings icon.
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    Press down on the Settings icon one time.
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    This is going to open up our Settings menu.
    We will note the word "Settings" will be written in white, in the top left-hand corner of the screen.
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    Now we are going to scroll down until we get to the "PERSONAL" section.
    The word "PERSONAL" will be written in black text within a gray bar at the top of this section.
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    In this section, we are looking for the option labeled "Security".
    To the left of the word "Security", there will be a gray icon of a padlock.
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    Press down on "Security" once, this is going to open our Security settings.
    The word "Security" will be written in white in the top, left-hand corner of the screen.
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    Scroll down to find the section labeled "DEVICE ADMINISTRATION".
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    Within this section, we are looking for the option labeled "Unknown sources".
    This option is last in this list, and will say "Allow installation of apps from unknown sources" underneath of it.
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    We can see that the box to the right of this option is currently green, with a white check mark inside of it.
    This means that right now, this option is turned on. We are currently allowing the installation of applications from unknown sources. This can be slightly dangerous, if we do not know the source of the application then we do not know who has made it and we have no guarantees about it. We will not know if it contains virus' or is protected, or what it is actually going to do to our phone. It is a lot safer to install applications from sources that we know and trust.
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    If we want to turn this option off, simply press down on the green box until the checkmark is gone.
    When the option is turned off this box with be transparent, with a gray outline. This now has deactivated this option, any application from an unknown source will not be allowed to be installed on our HTC One M8.
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    If however, we are happy to install applications from unknown sources then press down on the box another time.
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    This is going to bring up a dialog box, titled with the word "Warning".
    This is letting us know that our phone and personal data are more vulnerable to attack by apps from unknown sources, and that we agree that we are solely responsible for any damage to our phone or loss of data that may result from using these applications.
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    Press down on "OK" if we want to accept these warnings and proceed to turn this feature on.
    If we want to use or install these applications from unknown sources, we have no choice but to select "OK".
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    This then concludes our tutorial on how to turn on or off the option to allow installation of applications from unknown sources on an HTC One M8.
    If you have any questions or comments about this video, or about the process that you have seen in this video, please leave them in the comment section below. We shall answer them for you.
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