My phone model is Xperia Neo. My computer has an internet connection but my phone doesn't. I followed following steps to install app to my mobile from computer

  • Go the market app website.
  • It shows my phone model and when I click on Install
  • It shows the message that This application will be installed shortly but actually nothing happens.

I have seen following video also which shows how to install app from computer but It is not working for me. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evAiHzNPEgw

Is there any problem with my phone or do I have to do something else?

  • After sending install signal from site, do a force sync on device. Open Gmail and press options to get sync option.
    – iOS
    Commented May 6, 2012 at 13:54

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The Play store website works by sending a notification to your phone asking it to install the app. If you're having problems with that make sure that:

  • Your phone has Internet connection
  • You logged in with the same Google account that's on your phone.
  • You're logged in to Google Talk on your device
  • Background data is enabled
  • Syncing is enabled for your main account's Gmail.

These are the most common reasons that can cause push notifications (this is the way Web install is handled ) to malfunction.

If your phone doesn't have Internet connection and want to install apps though by downloading them to your computer first you could try following this tutorial.

However I would personally advise against it because it requires you to disable certificate error warnings and enter your password. If you want to do it at least create a second chrome profile for this and enable 2-step verification

  • I don't have internet connection on my phone that means I can't download app from market app website even if I have internet connection on my computer.
    – HellBoy
    Commented May 6, 2012 at 13:05
  • @HellBoy The market website only tells your phone to download the app, it does not download it.
    – user13391
    Commented May 6, 2012 at 13:43
  • @HellBoy added a workaround.
    – user13391
    Commented May 6, 2012 at 13:50

The way this works is that the online market desktop site sends a message to the market app on your phone to download and install the app.

If you open the market/google play app on your phone and leave it for a while, it should work.

Make sure your phone has an internet connection though.

  • so there is need of internet connection on my phone too if I don't have internet connection on my phone then I can't download app from my computer. Is it?
    – HellBoy
    Commented May 6, 2012 at 13:02
  • Correct, you need internet connection on your phone too.
    – Logos
    Commented May 6, 2012 at 13:34

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