How to Download + Install Tinder

Are you ready to decide for yourself how accurate our review of Tinder is?  Then let's get started using Tinder!  The first thing that you'll need to do is download and install the Tinder application for your mobile device. We'll cover that in this lesson.

(NOTE: These instructions are for devices running the Google Android operating system.  We'll give hints for how the process may differ on devices running the Apple iOS operating system, such as iPads and iPhones.)

To download and install the Tinder app:

  1. Start by turning on your mobile device.  Then, find the Play Store (App Store on iOS devices) application, and tap it to open it.

    Accessing the Google Play Store or Apple App Store to download Tinder

  2. Once you're in the Google Play Store (or Apple App Store), you should see a search box in the top-middle of the screen (or top-right corner on iOS devices).  Tap inside it, and then use your device's (virtual) keyboard to type in "tinder".

    Searching for the Tinder app on the app store

    A list of suggestions should appear in a drop-down menu.  Tap the one that says "tinder".  (On Android devices, as shown here, Tinder's logo will appear to point you right to the app.)

  3. Once you find the Tinder app, tap the Install button.  On iOS devices, you may have to tap the Get button first before the Install button will appear.

    How to install the Tinder app

    (NOTE: If you are asked to log into your Google or Apple account, do so unless you are given an option to skip it or back out.  Tinder is free to download and use, after all!)

  4. The Play/App Store will notify you of certain functions on your mobile device that Tinder may need to use.  If that's okay with you, tap Accept.

    How to give the Tinder app the permissions that it needs on your mobile device

  5. After you give Tinder the permissions that it needs on your device, it will automatically start downloading.  Tap Open when it finishes to launch the Tinder app.

    How to launch the Tinder app after downloading it

Okay!  Now that you have Tinder downloaded and installed, next we'll go through how to set up Tinder!


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