How to download APK. Before pointing you out, step by step, how to download APK, it's good to clarify. If you don't know, APK files are the packages that contain all the application files for Android, similar to .apps in Mac O .exe in Windows.

Each APK files can be downloaded from any site Internet and stored offline so you have your favorite applications always at hand. So it is an additional solution to download and install apps on Android. Currently, the fastest and safest way to download new applications for your Android device is definitely use Google Play Store.

Alternatively, you can turn to third-party stores, which are extremely simple to use but don't have the same level of reliability as the Play Store, or to APK files.

How to download APK step by step

Remove Android protection

The first step you should take to download APK is to remove the protection present in Android which by default blocks the installation of applications from sources outside of Google Play Store.

This is a fundamental step, since if it is not executed after having downloaded the APK, it will not be possible to install the application in question.

To do this, press the icon adjustments present on the Android home screen, then tap  general and then select the item fullfilment of security requirements from the menu that appears.

At this point, scroll through the screen that opens to locate the item Unknown sources, place a check mark next to the option Allow installation of applications from trusted and unknown sources and touches to accept.

Download antivirus

Now that you have enabled the ability to install applications from outside of Google Play Store on your device, there is another operation you need to do: download a antivirus to protect yourself from any system security threats that may result from the use of third-party applications.

Descargar APK

At this point, I would say that we are finally here, you can move on to the real action and therefore you can download APK. If you already have clear ideas about the third-party app to download and if you already have the related link, please open it directly in the Web navigator in use on your device and then press the button to download the related APK file attached to the web page shown to you.

If instead you want to download APK but don't know where to find third party apps below, you will find a list of what I think are some of the best places of the Internet to do so.

  • TorrApk - This is one of the most popular APK website to download. The site is geographically unrestricted, offers free original APK application files without modifications, and offers unique and exclusively user and device safe applications.


  • APKLeecher - This is an APK download site that allows you to find applications that are not supported or available in the Google Play Store. The site integrates an internal search engine to easily find everything you need.


  • AppsApk - This is another famous site to download APK that offers Free which are normally already available to download from the Google Ply Store.


  • Slideme - This is a portal where you can download APKs of applications and games that are generally not found on Google Play Sore. However, to download the content of interest, you need to create a free account.

After connecting to the website through which to download APK that interests you most and after identifying a specific application, press the button to download it to your device and wait a few moments for it to start and complete the procedure.

Once the download is complete, open the folder downloads  where you downloaded the APK file, press it and run the installation wizard displayed on the screen by pressing the buttons in sequence siguiente, install y final.

Note that generally the link to the folder downloads  is present in the mobile phone menu and Android tablets or on the screen where all the applications of the device are collected.

If you can't find the download folder, you can fix it by installing the free file manager ES File Manager and use the latter to browse the directory of your device downloads.

To download the ES File Manager application, open Play Store, press in the search field located at the top, type is a file manager and press the first search result that appears so that you can access the section of the market dedicated to the application.

If you want to speed up the execution of these steps, just click here directly from your mobile phone or Android tablet.

Then press the button install and in I agree, wait until it starts and completes the application download and installation procedure.

Once the ES Manager download and installation process is complete, launch the application by pressing the icon that has been added to the home screen and press the item Download placed on the left sidebar attached to the app screen you see and then tap on the APK file you want to open.

Then follow the wizard to install the applications by pressing the buttons in sequence siguiente, install y final.

If, on the other hand, you have more files to act on and you want to speed up the procedure to download APK and open the file type mentioned above, I suggest you to use the application APK Installer.

This is a free application that allows you open files APKs and install them in series, thus avoiding the user having to individually identify and select all the elements on which to act.

If you want to use the APK installer, the first thing to do is download and install the application.

To do this, press the Play Store icon on your device, then press the search field attached to the screen that will open, type apk installer and touch the first result.

Then press the button install and in I agree. Wait until it starts and completes the application download and installation procedure.

After downloading and installing the app, tap the APK installer icon that has been added to your device's home screen, wait for the app screen to be visible, and then tap Install APK.

On the screen that will now open, place a check mark next to the icons of the APK package you want to install and press the green button Install selected which can be found at the bottom right.

Once this is done, the guided procedure to install all applications will start automatically. To complete the installation of various applications, simply press the buttons in sequence siguiente, install y final.

note: Even if they come from a different source than the classic Google Play Store, the new applications installed after downloading the APK will be accessible, as usual, directly from the classic Android screen where all the applications available on the device are collected.