How to Install an APK file on an Android mobile

The application you are searching for isn’t or not available in Google Play Store? You can discover it somewhere else on the web and introduce it on your Android smartphone or tablet via an APK file. A generally straightforward activity.

How to authorize the use of an APK file?

Before you can introduce an application that isn’t in the Play Store on your Android Smartphone or tablet, you should arrange the framework. For security reasons, things that don’t come from the authority Google store are not permitted. 

  • Go to Android Settings and click security (Biometrics and security) Option
  • Look for an option named Install unknown apps or Install apps from external sources ( Directly type in the search bar in settings if you cant find security)
  • A new window will appear. It presents a list of applications installed on your Smartphone or tablet
  • Find Chrome App and Toggle allow from this source
  • Your Smartphone/tablet is now ready to receive the APK files that you are going to download.

How to install an apk file on an Android Mobile

Since your device is now configured to receive apps that are not from the Play Store, all you have to do is install some apps.

  • Launch the Google Chrome browser on your mobile and go to one of the sites that allows you to download APKs like APKMirror for example. Find the desired app and download it.
  • Once you downloaded the app, pull down the Android notifications panel with a swipe down from the top of the screen. Tap the notification from Google Chrome with a checkmark. It will show the downloaded file followed by the name of the app.
  •  A dialog box appears. Tap Install to install the application
  • After the installation, you can press the Open button to launch it directly or Press OK to launch it later.

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