Fortnite which is from Epic Games now can’t be downloaded from Play Store or App Store anymore. But that doesn’t mean you can’t play Fortnite on the mobile anymore. Here’s how to get Fortnite on Android & iPhone.
For those who don’t know, Apple and Google removed Fortnite from Play Store and App Store because Epic Games violated the in-app payment rule.
However, Epic Games still allows users to download and install Fortnite easily without hassle, although that’s only for Android. For iPhone users, the methods to get Fortnite back are more difficult, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible.
How to get Fortnite on Android
Epic Games now provides an official app that allows you to download and install their games on Android. It’s easy. Just download the app from this link below:
Download, and install the app until it’s done. Open it. Tap Fortnite. Tap Install.
You may get a warning showing you have to download using a Wi-Fi connection, if you use mobile data. Tap Download.
Fortnite will then be downloading. It may take minutes to hours depending on your internet speed. Android most likely will show a warning to enable installation from unknown source. Tap Settings.
Set toggle on at Allow from this source. Tap Install to continue Fortnite installation.
Fortnite will then be installing. Once it’s done, tap Open. You’re now opening Fortnite on Android.
If your Android smartphone isn’t supported, you might see this message: Device not officially supported. You can either continue and force your smartphone to work really hard playing the game’s graphic or just quit.
If you either continue or have no problem opening Fortnite, Fortnite will usually update. The update might be huge, so prepare for more empty storage space and internet data.
How to get Fortnite on iPhone
Trying to download and install Fortnite on iPhone is tricky, and may leave you no choice but to buy an Android. The reason is that you can’t install a game outside of the App Store, so even if you get Fortnite back, it will be out of date.
There are two ways on doing this:
If you don’t have Fortnite installed, but had it installed in the past
If you once installed Fortnite on your iPhone in the past, you can get Fortnite back on your iPhone. You can get it directly from the App Store.
Just open the App Store. Tap Account.
Tap All Purchases. Search for Fortnite.
Simply download it again.
If you don’t have Fortnite on your “All Purchases” list
Another way to get Fortnite on your iPhone is by receiving it through someone else’s Apple account, through the Family Sharing feature. That person had to have Fortnite on their “All Purchases” list.
Open the Settings.
Select your name to open your Apple ID options. Tap Set up Family Sharing or Family Sharing if you had set this up in the past.
Tap Purchase Settings, and turn it on.
Set up a payment method. Keep in mind that other accounts inside the Family Sharing can use your card or payment method to buy anything on the App Store.
Once the Family Sharing setup is done, open the App Store again. Go to your “All Purchases”, and select that person or family member’s name.
Search for Fortnite. Download and install it from there.
This can be done on any iPhone model that supported Fortnite in the past.
But, what if you don’t have someone else you can trust who had Fortnite in their account to install Fortnite on your iPhone? Well, I hate to say it, but there’s no other way than to buy a new Android phone or tablet.
If you plan to buy an Android phone for Fortnite, make sure that the phone is supported. Epic Games has listed the phone brands and models for it.
Fortnite can be installed on Android and iPhone. But for iPhone, there’s no way to install a game outside of the App Store, so you are stuck with the Purchased list.