If you own an Android phone, you may have heard the phrase “APK” somewhere and may wonder what it is. Understanding the APK is necessary because if you want to install applications that are not available on Google Play, you can install them through APKs. So how to install them?
What is APK file?
APK is an acronym for “Android application package”, which is an application installer used on the Android operating system. APK is a ZIP-based archive, based on the JAR format and has a .apk extension. Learn more.
Why and when to install apps through APKs?
- From time to time, you want to experience new games and apps that are not yet available on Google Play.
- Install apps that are blocked or restricted in certain countries on Google Play.
- No Play Store app on your phone / Can’t open Play Store app
- Installing apps through APK also allows you to install paid apps, which infringe copyright. You should be careful and avoid breaking the law.
How to install games & applications from APK files
There are many sources of APK files on the internet, but you should choose trusted sources. APK files may contain malware that affects your phone. Be careful with any application. In general, APK files on APKMody.io are generally safe and carefully controlled.
Before you install an app from an APK file, make sure you’ve enabled your phone to install non-Google Play apps. Do this by going to Settings > Privacy > and selecting Unknown sources.
Once completed, you will be able to install the APK file on your phone. Just open the file manager app, find the APK file and touch it, then you’ll see a notification, select Install to have the app installed on your device. Is it simple right?