How to Install An APK File on An Android Device

If you can’t find your desired app on the Google Play store because the developer has blocked the app in your country or region then you should be looking to install the app directly by sideloading. You can download the APK file for the android app and install it directly on your Android smartphone or android tablet without much hassle. Installing an APK file is extremely easy and can be done in just a few steps. Follow the steps below to learn to install APK files on your android device.

How To Install APK Files on An Android Device

  1. Download an APK file for the android app that you want to install on your smartphone. Search Google for the specific Apk that you are looking for.
  2. On your Android smartphone, go to the app drawer and tap Settings > Security and Enable “Unknown Sources”. By enabling this feature, you can now install any APK file from any source without needing Google Play store
  3. Open the directory or folder where you have downloaded the APK file and tap it, read thoruhg the permissions or not and tap install.
  4. Once the installation is completed, you can start using your favorite app that was blocked on Google play store.

Installing an APK file on your android device is very simple and you can do it within a few seconds. Follow the above given steps carefully and you can install any APK file on any android device without any problems. Make sure that you get your Apk files from some known source because some shady places can disguise viruses as normal apps and infect your android smartphone. Use your common sense and always be safe when installing something directly on your Android device. Let us know if you find this tutorial easy to follow by commenting below.