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 app 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:
Start by turning on your mobile device. Then, find the Play Store (App Store on iOS devices) application, and tap it to open it.
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".
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.)
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.
(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!)
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.
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 app.
Okay! Now that you have Tinder downloaded and installed, our next tutorial will go through how to set up Tinder!