How to Install APK on Android Device without Google Play Store

What is an APK File?

An Android Package Kit, or APK for short, is the file format used by the Android operating system for distribution and installation of mobile apps. Just like Windows (PC) operating system use .exe file for installing a software or an app, the APK file does the same for Android.

Usually, you download an Android application or a game through Google Play Store but as Android is an open-source platform, you have the freedom to install any third-party application or game from outside of Google Play Store. However, it is not recommended to install any application from any third-party store or provider other than Google Play Store.

But there are several reasons one might want to go beyond Google Play Store and download an application through a third-party website like ours, APKTroid.com. For example, you might want to use an application or a game that is not available in your region or somehow you want to try an application that is not supported by your device (which is highly NOT recommended to do so).

Whatever the reason, you can follow the steps in this guide to install an Android application from a third-party or in other words, unknown source.

Note that we DO NOT host any Android APK File at APKTroid.com. We simply provide access to the files already available over the Internet. So proceed at your own risk.

You can follow the steps below to know How to Install an APK File on your Android device.

How to Install APK on Android

  • Open the Settings on your phone.
  • Tap Apps & notifications.
  • Tap Advanced.
  • Tap Special app access.
  • Tap Install unknown apps.
  • Tap the web browser you'll use to find outside apps.
  • Tap the toggle next to Allow from this source.

With this done, you can now download the APK file and install it on your phone. There's always some level of risk when installing apps that don't come from the Play Store, so make sure you trust the source you're downloading the outside app from.

Please note that we do not test all the APK files, so install at your own risk.