How to install an apk file?


Step 1

Download .apk file. Any android app outside of Google Play come in .apk format.

Step 2

After the download is complete, tap on the download completed notification to install. In this example, the user is trying to install Vidmate.apk.

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Step 3

If you are installing an app outside of Play Store for the first time, you may see an installed blocked message. Just tap on settings.

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Step 4

For older versions of Android, you will see something like this after you tap on settings in the above screenshot:

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For newer versions of Android, tap on settings and allow the installation from browser/source you just downloaded the app. In my case, Chrome.

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Step 5

Go back to the installation screen and you will see an install window. Tap on install and you are ready to explore the app after it gets installed. 

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