Device applications’ installation

You can install device applications that are provided by Nokia, as well as applications provided by third-party service providers.

Ovi Nokia Help info Device applications installation Note:

Some device models do not support all features of Nokia Ovi Suite. Therefore some features described in this help may not be available for the device model that you are using.

Installing Nokia applications

You can install manyNokia applications on your device with the software updates wizard. You are notified when device applications are available to install.

Ovi Nokia Help info Device applications installation Note:

To be able to install device applications, you need to be signed in to your Nokia account. To sign in, or if you do not have a Nokia account yet, click Sign in in the Nokia Ovi Suite top navigation bar.

Information about the applications

Once you get to the Get Started window of the software updates wizard, the available applications are listed in the following priority order:

  • required

  • important

  • recommended

  • optional.


Ovi Nokia Help info Device applications installation Note:

Some of the listed applications are updates to the ones already installed on your device. In this case, the term “update” is shown after the application’s name.


Sometimes you may need to install the new, required applications to your device. The required applications are at the top of the list. Due to the significance of the required applications, they are selected by default and cannot be deselected. The required applications are needed for your device to work properly and enable you to get the most out of your device.

You can check what the application’s priority status is, and get more information about the application, by highlighting it and reading the status and additional info from the information area.

When you click Install, the required applications, and any additional applications you have selected, are installed on your device.

Installing other applications

If you come across an application you would like to install on your device, double-click the application’s installation file, or drag the file onto your device’s image in the device area. Then click OK in the dialogue that opens. This will start the application installation.

If you are starting the application installation from the internet, click the download link of the application, and choose to open it with Nokia Ovi Suite in the dialogue that follows.

The supported installation file types for device applications are the following:

  • .sis

  • .sisx

  • .jar

  • .n-gage

  • .wgz

  •  .nth (Series 40 devices only). If you are unsure whether or not your device is a Series 40 device, check the applicable device’s technical specifications from

Ovi Nokia Help info Device applications installation Note:

If you have multiple devices connected to Nokia Ovi Suite, the application is installed to the currently active device (that is, the device that is currently selected in the device area).

Device applications’ installation