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How to Install APK on Android

How to Install APK on Android

Sept. 24, 2014 10:34 am / Posted by Jenefey Aaron to Android Tips
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APK (Android application package file) is the file format used to distribute and install application software and middleware onto Google's Android operating system. In order to install third party applications to your Android phone, you need to install APK. Totally, there are 3 ways to install APK on Android (including Android phone and tablet) running Android 6.0 M, Android 5.1/5.0 Lollipop, Android 4.4 KitKat, etc.

Note: For software like Tenorshare Android Data Recovery Pro and Tenorshare Android Data Recovery for Mac, installing APK on Android allows you to recover contacts, text messages, photos, etc. from your Android devices without connecting your device to computer.

All the 3 solutions require you to download the APK file to your computer first. Then you could install it on your Android via different ways. For instance, to complete the installation of Tenorshare Android Data Recovery software, the priority is Tenorshare Android Data Recovery APK download page (for Mac users, go to Tenorshare Android Data Recovery for Mac APK) or Google Play which allows you to download the APK file to computer.

How to install APK files on Android

Solution 1: Download APK files from Computer and Copy to Android for Installation

This is the most common way to install APK files on Android phone and tablet.

Solution 2: Install Android APK with Apk Installer

The Apk Installer is a free application available on the Google Play Store. With this aided tool, it would be pretty quick and easy for you to install the APK files on the micro SD card used in the Android device. Like Solution 1, you also need to first download the APK file from Google Play.

Solution 3: Install Android APK through Dropbox

Without a USB cable, you are also able to install APK files. All you need to do is install Dropbox to your computer as well as Android. You can then transfer files between your computer and Android by syncing Dropbox.

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As for now, all the 3 ways to install APK files on Android devices are covered in this post. If you are interested in our posts, like us on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and other social networks. We'll keep you updated with other Android tips and tricks!

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