Android App Development DC New Post
( I bet many of us has), the file extension if Windows app are .exe ( executable file).Likewise, in Mac OS, file extension is .dmg files.
Coming back to good old days of mobile phones we used to have .sis, .sisx and .jar files. Nothing has changed in the android app development world even today when we have specific file format for installing apps on Android smartphone – this file extension of Android app is called an APK file ( as it has .apk extension).
Let’s talk about Installing App from Google Play Store
We, Android Users, are aware how to download app from the official App store of Android, Google Play. Nothing official about it when you search for an app on the store, find it, click on install and done.
In the background, you see that certain number of download is completed .But you have no idea where the files of that very app is going to settle down, what is the extension of that file and if there is some problem with the download or not.
I Got It What Next ?
All is well til the time you are downloading from app store. How about certain situations when you wish to install app from Bluetooth ( from your friend’s mobile) or may be a beta app from a developer’s website? These are the typical cases when you tend to bypass official app store and need to make some special arrangement for this app download.
Steps to Install APK Files on Android Manually
Before you get started, we need to check and perform some settings. When I say settings, I mean we need to enable the option which allows app installation on our Android device.
- Open Settings in Android
- Click on Applications
- Check the option ‘Unknown Source’.
You can now simply click on the file using any of the file managers to install them, using the built-in package manager.
Do Not have APK Installer In Phone?
In this case, you just need to open this APK installer fromGoogle Play.
- Go to folder where your APK files are downloaded
- Click on the application to bring on the installation screen.
- Click the install button to successfully install the application
Android APK File Installation Video Guide
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