How to Download and Play GTA 5 on Android and iOS Devices

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Written By Larious

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Last Updated on August 25, 2020 by Larious

How to Download and Play GTA 5 on Android and iPhone

GTA (Grand Theft Auto) V is an adventurous game. GTA V was launched in September 2013; from that time, it has gained so much popularity. The game became so popular that it even broke the Guinness world records for the fastest video game.

Later, GTA V brought a PC version, and now the reports are that GTA V will be coming for the upcoming Console PS5 also. Even though GTA V is so popular, it does not have an official version of Android and iOS. There are various reasons for GTA V not available on smartphones. But that doesn’t mean you can’t play the game on your phone. There are a few ways that help you to play GTA V on your Android and iOS.

Before we get into details, let us check out the reasons why Android and iOS versions are not available for GTA V.

Reasons Why GTA V not Available on Android and iOS Devices:

Here are some of the reasons why you can’t play GTA V on your smartphones.

  1. The file size of GTA V is 72GB, and the smartphones come with in-built 8-16GB RAM.
  2. To play the game, GTA V needs a video card memory space of 2GB.
  3. The graphics of the game are too high.

So, these are some of the reasons why you can’t install the game on smartphones. If you want to get this game on your phones, you might have definitely searched the solution on the Internet. You might have got many results which say, download the APK of GTA V and get the game on your smartphones. But DO NOT download any APK. None of them will work; instead, your device might get the trash.

You must stay away from such fake links. Try out the given ways, and you can get the game on your phone.

How to download and play GTA V on Android and iOS Devices?

In order to play, GTA V on your smartphone follow the given steps and start playing GTA V.

Method 1: Using Steam Link

To get GTA V, you need to download Steam Link on your Android or iOS device. No need to worry, as it is an official app available on Google Play Store and Apple App Store. This is a legal way to play GTA V on a smartphone. You must have installed the game through Steam Link, then only you can play on your phone.

Steps to use Steam Link:

  • First of all download Steam Link on your Android and iOS device.
    download and play GTA V on iOS
    Download steam link app
  • Once it is downloaded, install it and click on Get Started option.
    Welcome to steam link
    Welcome to steam link
  • Now, if you want, you can pair a controller if not, you can skip the option if you want to use touch control.
Pair controller
Pair controller

Likewise, if you want to play any other game on your smartphone through Steam Library, you must check out if that game is supporting this feature or not. As all the games do not support this feature. But if you are a fan of GTA V, then you can use the Steam Link app and play the game on your phone.

NOTE: While you play the game on your phone, you must run the Steam app on your Laptop also.

Method 2: Using Vortex App

You can use Vortex app to play GTA V on your device if your Android device runs Android 4.4 OS or above.

  • First, download the Vortex app on your Android device.
  • Install the app and Login with your details of steam account if not create a new account.
Signup vortex app
Signup vortex app
  • Then open the app
  • Choose GTA V from the list of the games
    Play GTA 5 on android and iPhone
    Play GTA 5 on android and iPhone
  • Then Subscribe Vortex to play the game

Even for this method, you need to have a Steam account. And you must subscribe on vortex app for which the monthly price is around $9.99.

It is better to play GTA V directly from the Steam app, which we have explained above. You might use any cloud gaming app, and it still needs a Steam account. So, this is how you can play GTA V on your smartphones. Isn’t very easy guys? We hope this article was helpful to you.


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