Easiest Trick to Install Play Store on Any Redmi China Phones

Follow these steps to activate Google Services and install Play Store on any Redmi, Redmi Note, and Mi phones. Download Play Store APK files.

Redmi is a subsidiary brand under the big Xiaomi umbrella. It is a sub-brand producing only budget, entry-level, and mid-range phones.

Nevertheless, it is still a Chinese brand. That said, all its newest phone releases are available first in China.

Nowadays, it is very easy to buy something directly from the world’s most populous country. Thanks to online retailers such as Alibaba, Banggood, Gearbest, and so on.

Die hard Mi Fans demanding for a newest Redmi phone can have it directly in just few days.

There is a catch though.

Advantages of Redmi China Phones

Buying Redmi phones directly from its original location ensures you to get a product produced by its official factory. It is made in China.

Secondly, you can get a newest phone series at its original price tag. If you want to wait for few days for its shipment, you can enjoy free shipping cost.

China Redmi phones also packs English language. You don’t have to suffer from translating Chinese.

Disadvantages of Redmi China Phones

Well, the absence of other local languages but Chinese and English is the first in the list. Please do not expect your country’s language when using Redmi phones running MIUI China ROM.

Second, it comes with many Chinese stock apps. Such apps are useful for those understand Chinese.

Otherwise, they become bloatware.

Ultimately, the phones ship with no Google Apps. Play Store is also absence. Hence, you are missing many popular apps and Google stock apps such as Drive, Youtube, Gmail, Duo, Maps, Photos, and so on.

What and Why is Play Store?

It was Play Store or Android Market. Nowadays, you can simply call it as Google Play.

It is an official digital media distributing service provided by Google. Almost all global Android phones come with this app.

Google Play acts as the official store where you can find and download apps, games, books, magazines, and even movies.

Why do you need it? Unless you live or stay in mainland China, you will obviously need this app.

Google Play offers protection for its users to download only safe apps or games.

All submitted apps or games by developers are manually reviewed by Google staff.

On top of that, it offers wide range of apps and games. It is the biggest apps store for Android.

Download Google Play Store

Of course, Play Store app is officially available within the Play Store itself. Once you have it installed, all future updates will fetch directly from Google’s servers.

You will need to install Play Store from third-party source first.

Below you can download Google Play APK files to kick-start your first install.

The files are hosted on and available in our servers as mirror links. We can assure you the files are safe and secure. Should you have any doubt, please do not hesitate to scan it using your favorite security engine.

Download Google Play v19.7.12 Installer APK

File version19.7.12
File size21 MB
File typeAPK
CompatibilityAndroid 4.1 to Android 10
DeveloperGoogle Inc.
DownloadDirect Link

Download Google Play v19.6.25 Installer APK

File version19.6.25
File size21 MB
File typeAPK
CompatibilityAndroid 4.1 to Android 10
DeveloperGoogle Inc.
DownloadDirect Link

How to Install Google Play on Redmi China Phones

Xiaomi (and Redmi) have listened to their users. It was relatively easy to get Google Play and any other Gapps on Chinese Redmi phones.

It is not the case now.

The company managed to insert essential Google Services and Framework to run Gapps. Play Store is also planted there but not activated just yet.

Follow these steps below to enable Google Play on your device. This method does not need you to root or to unlock the bootloader of your phone.

Step 1 – Launch up Settings > System apps > Google Services > then toggle on the Google Services.

activate google services on MIUI China

Step 2 – Next, the Google login screen shall appear. Sign in using your Google account (Gmail) and password.

Step 3 – Tap the Agree button then Accept.

Accept Google TOS

Step 4 – The system, MIUI, will start downloading Google Play and install it automatically. The process won’t start? Download the APK file from one of above links. We’ll explain how to install it in the next section.

Step 5 – Launch Google Play by tapping on its icon on the homescreen.


An additional and optional step. You can check for Play Protect Certification status by going to the Google Play app.

Tap the three bars icon at the top > choose Settings > Play Protect certification. Your device should be now certified.

How to Install Google Play Manually

Follow the steps below if your phone fails downloading Google Play automatically.

Step 1 – Follow Step 1 to Step 3 from the above section.

Step 2 – Download the APK file from one of above links. Simply grab it directly to your phone.

Step 3 – Open Settings > Apps > Manage Apps > find File Manager > tap on it.

Step 4 – Choose Install apps from unknown sources.

Step 5 – Enable the Allow from this source toggle.

Step 6 – Go back to the Homescreen then open File Manager app.

Step 7 – Tap the APKs icon.

Step 8 – Find the Google Play APK file that you’ve just downloaded.

Step 9 – Tap on it to start the install process. Tap the Install button.

Step 10 – Wait for the process. Tap Open once it done.

That’s all. Congratulation!

What is next?

Now you have the world’s largest app store installed on your phone. What should you install next after Play Store?

Other Google Apps (GApps) definitely.

Commonly, you’ll have to install Gmail, YouTube, Maps, and Drive. You are free to install other GApps as well.

Next, any other apps you wish. Take for examples: Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter, and so on.

Can I use this method to install GApps on devices running custom Android ROM? Most likely no!

You will need third-party solutions such as OpenGapps, BitGapps, MindTheGapps, etc.

Allan Angkasa
The first contributor joining RedmiTips.com and in charge of writing tips and tricks. He loves travelling to new places around the globe. His main phone is Redmi Note 7.