What is Apk Files and How to install it?

Hey guys, are you using Android device, Then you must have heard about the Apk files. If you have heard about it, then you must know that "What is Apk files and how does it works?" In this article, we are sharing the guidance about Apk files and how to install Apk files on your android device.

Apk files

So without wasting any time let's start the article.

What is Apk Files?

The full name of Apk files is Android Package Kit. According to this kit, Apk is the package format of application files that run on mobile devices and tablets based on android operating system. The Apk files having two filename extensions called .apk and .xapk extended from JAR and ZIP.

Apk files

For example: Just as you have to use .Exe file format to install software on Windows PC, same as Apk is used to install Applications on Android.

Available Platform for installing Apk files

Various platforms are available for installing Apk files. Then whether it is Website or Store. We shared some of the platform below:
  • Google Play Store
  • Apkpure
  • Apkmirror
  • Aptoide
  • Softpedia
We know that the Google is the owner of android operating system. Then Google makes a online application store for Android users known as Google Play Store. However, lots of number of website are providing Apk files. We have also mentioned some website names above.

How to install Apk files on Android device?

Generally, users follows three methods forinstalling Apk files on Android.

1. Install Apk files from Google Play Store

Lot's of people using Google Play Store for installing android apk files. Google Play Store is one of the best, trusted, secured and verified platform for high quality original Apk files. So let's know, how to install an Apk files from Google Play Store:
  1. Step- Turn on Mobile Data (Go to Mobile Setting>Mobile Networks>Connectivity>Mobile Data) to connect to the internet.
  2. Step- Make sure you have one Google Account for using this service. If you have not any google account then you can create Google Account via mobile setting.
  3. Step- Open Google Play Store and click on search bar to search any Apk files.
  4. Step- Click on resultant app that you need.
  5. Step- Click on "Install" button and read the permissions of the apk file carefully and click "Accept" Button to install App.

After following above steps perfectly, Your Apk file will be successfully installed.

2. Install Apk files from third party Websites

Unfortunately, If you does not having Google Play Store and Google Account or In case the app you want to install is not on Google Play. So don't worry, we shared some steps below to install apk files from Third Party Websites:
  1. Step- First of all choose any Third Party Website you trust.
  2. Step- Click on Search Bar of the Website Interface.
  3. Step- Type Apk file name or related keywords.
  4. Step- Select the Apk file from the results.
  5. Step- Click on "Download" Button to download Apk File.
  6. Step- Now, Go to Download Manager of the browser and click on downloaded Apk file.
  7. Step- Then click on "Install" button to install apk file.
Note:- Make sure, the android mobile is enabled for Unknown Source or Apps. Because the third party apk files cannot be installed without enabling it. For Enable Unknown App Source:-
  • Go to Mobile Setting.
  • Click on Security or Lock Screen & Security
  • Then scroll down and click on Device Administrator and Enable Unknown Source Or Apps.

3. Install Apk files through Official App Store of Android

Some of the Smartphone Brand Offers an App store Such as Oppo, Vivo, Samsung And Xiaomi. Smartphone Companies provides AppStore on Android Device by default. This App Store is works same as Google Play Store. Almost Various Games and Applications are available on AppStore.

Here is the example of AppStore:

Official Oppo AppStore

This above image is the Screenshot of Official AppStore of Oppo Smartphones.