How to Remotely Install Apps on Windows Phone (Lumia & Others)

Like every other Smartphone OS, Windows Phone 8 also gives you the flexibility to install apps on the phone remotely via your PC without the need to search apps on your phone’s limited screen estate. Another reason could be that you came across an interesting app while browsing on your PC and now want it on your phone. This can be easily accomplished if you use the Remote Installer. Read below to know how to do that.

  1. On the start screen, swipe from the right to open all apps. Choose Settings.
  2. Tap on Find My Phone.
  3. Here, check the box in front of Send apps to my phone using push notifications (not SMS). You can leave this unchecked, but because of a max limit of 15 texts every 3 days, we are preferring Push Notifications.
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  4. Head to the WindowsPhone Store and sign in to your Microsoft account by clicking on Explore my Phone at the upper right corner.
  5. Now you’re ready to rock. Just open the particular page of the app you want to install and click on Install (Buy if its a paid app).windowsphone store vine page
  6. The selected app will soon be pushed remotely to your phone and your phone will download and install it in a few moments.

Find my Phone also serves other purposes such as Locating and Locking your lost Windows Phone. But this is something we’ll cover in a later post. Have anything relevant to add or a question? Let your thought flow in the comments section below.

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4 Responses to How to Remotely Install Apps on Windows Phone (Lumia & Others)

  1. puneeth January 7, 2015 at 12:09 am #

    I hav one doubt is there any options to backup an app to sd card( same as in Android ) that when we can Install tht app

    Plss answer ths

    • Narender Singh January 7, 2015 at 10:40 am #

      No there is nothing like that.

  2. it's me June 15, 2015 at 10:06 pm #

    u can backups xap And appx setup files in sd card or anywhere..
    but u have to deploy that setup via pc(offline) using SDK and not manually install it via store …
    And the xap type setups should not be downloaded from windowsphone.com… and the setups must be a valid zip file…(all apk files are also zip file but android setup will not work on wp)…..these type of xap u will get from wmpoweruser.com . enjoy

  3. Yahir Colunga December 21, 2015 at 11:32 pm #

    Can I install Microsoft Access to my Windows 10 phone? I have want to buy an Office suite with Access, but I don’t know if I will be able to use it in my phone.

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