Oct 8, 2013

How to install applications on a nokia lumia 520

Robin Frs
 Ques. how to install applications in a nokia lumia 520.
Ans. The Lumia 520 is built around the windows phone 8 OS that is one of the very user friendly & advance Smartphone OS built to cater the needs of its Users. But whats the use of a smartphone without the apps. There are a number of ways you can install apps on the Lumia 520, Here goes the List.

The first way to install apps on a lumia 520 is the traditional way where you just go the store app from your phone(it should have internet connectivity) & then the windows phone store is open for you to install any app you want, search through it or you can simply browse through the categories, go to the app you want & then all you need is to hit the Install button.

The second method is by going to windows Phone Store , Login by your registered ID (the one you are using on your phone) again follow the same method of browsing the apps via category, select the app you want, hit the Install button & app will be sent directly to your Phone but again you have to make sure your phone have the internet connectivity.

The third method is a bit complex but turns out to be handy when installing apps directly given by the developer. In this method you download the app to your system, get its .xap file & copy it to the memory card of the Phone. Then again open the store app from phone, select the SD card option from it where you will see the app you just transferred to your memory card, Select the app & install it.

Hope the answer solves your purpose, If there is still a problem then you can ask & we will shorty revert back with the solution.


  1. downloaded the .xap file but unable to see the sd card in the app store of the phone what needs to be done have already rebooted it many

    1. The first two methods did not work for you? Or you do not have a wifi or 3g/2g connection?

  2. Anonymous12:22 PM

    Bro pls help ....
    Sd card option is not showing in store ....is dere any 4th way to install app

    1. apps cannot be installed on sd card in windows phone

  3. Anonymous10:47 PM

    When i try to install app for the sd card it says installing but the it says microsoft account not avilable please tyy again pz help me

  4. Anonymous11:41 PM

    same situation as above no answer ??

  5. Pranav7:54 PM

    3rd option will work on windows phone... u should wait for some minutes then SD card optn will appear on store menu bt you should need an internet connectn to verify that apps... after that you can instal it :) itz works on my phone

  6. Anonymous11:45 PM

    I tried to install applications from store on my Nokia Lumina 520, but in vain, error message like this occurred ( error 80048264).Please, what will i do?

    1. Anonymous11:38 AM

      Wait a day or two and try again, it may be a store error. If after this time you get the same error then let me know if you are using an mtnl internet connection as in some mtnl connections there was a DNS issue regarding the Microsoft store. Let me know and I'll help you further