If you are using Android and iOS devices, you usually download the apps for your devices from Google Play Store. When you have an Android app not on Google Play Store, you need to collect that app from a third-party source. Third-party sources also offer apps in the form of an APK file to download.
Here you will know how to download and install the android app on your android and iOS devices.
Firstly you need to prepare your device’s settings to install the APK file from third-party sources. Secondly, you need to download the APK file on your devices. Finally, open the downloaded APK file to install on your device.
What is an APK File?
APK stands for Android Package Kit, it is used by the Android operating system for the distribution and installation of mobile apps. It is just like Windows systems use a .exe file for installing software on Windows PC and a package installer (PKG) for MAC, the APK does the same for Android.
How to Install APK on Android?
If you want to install the third-party application through the APK, you need to make sure the phone is allowed to install third-party applications.
To do this you need to follow these steps, which is given below:
- Firstly go to your device Settings.
- Navigate to the Security option.
- Select the Unknown sources.
- Allow the Unknown sources option.
Now go to your downloaded APK file and click on it. You will see a notification select Install to install the APK file on your device. After clicking the Install button, you will see installing process will be started.
Sometimes it will take a couple of minutes to complete installing process. Once the installing process will be completed.
Finally, your APK file is successfully installed on your device. You will find that APK on your device screen.