Install apps to your Windows 10 phone sideload

Now it is really easy to Sideload apps on your Windows 10 phones.

Microsoft has developed a new Handy tool to complete this sideloading process on you windows 10 mobiles.

Method 1 – Follow these steps to Sideload Apps and games on windows 10 mobiles.

Head to Settings > Update & Recovery and tap on “For Developers“
You will find three options here. Choose the second one which lets you sideload apps from other sources.
Next, transfer/copy the appx file of the app to your Phone/SD Card storage.
Browse to the file via File Explorer, tap on the file and it will throw an install prompt.
If you really want to give it a try, tap Install else tap cancel.
If all goes well, you will find the app under the app list under 20 sec.

Method 2 –
The Windows 10 Application Deployment (WinAppDeployCmd) is a command line utility that can be utilized to deploy a Universal Windows app from a Windows 10 PC to any Windows 10 mobile device.

WinAppDeployCmd is a stand-alone tool that is installed on your PC when you install the Windows 10 SDK. You can download the Windows 10 SDK preview (10166 or newer) from the Windows 10 Developer Tools page. This tool will also be in the RTM version of the Windows 10 SDK.

How do I get it?

WinAppDeployCmd is a stand-alone tool that is installed on your PC when you install the Windows 10 SDK. You can download the Windows 10 SDK preview (10166 or newer) from the Windows 10 Developer Tools page. This tool will also be in the RTM version of the Windows 10 SDK.

Tip: WinAppDeployCmd for Windows 10 does not require you to install Visual Studio 2015.


How do I get started?

To deploy an app to a device, you need to enable it for development. First, upgrade the to the latest Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview Build 10149 emulator released recently and follow these simple steps to prepare your device:

1. On the phone that you want to enable for development, go to Settings. Choose Update & security then select For developers.
2. Select Developer mode to enable side-load scenarios using WinAppDeployCmd.exe.

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For more details, please read the MSDN topic Enable your device for development. Once you have successfully enabled the phone for development, follow the steps on the MSDN topic Windows 10 Application Deployment to get your apps on to the device.