In this tutorial we will teach you how to install apk on android. But befor that you should know what is an apk file and is it safe to install outside Google plae?
What is Apk
APK is an acronym of Android Package Kit. It installs an application (software or game) on yours phone. It is like an executable (.exe) in Windows.
Is Apk Safe
Apk file can contains viruses and bugs. Before installing any apk file make sure it is safe and virus free.
How To Check Apk For Security
To check the security of an apk you can use some kind of anti-virus app or website. Here we have mentioned some of the best anti-virus app and websites.
You can use VirusTotal website or download their app. It scans the file with 70+ anti-virus scanner. Just upload apk file on their website and scan. It doesn’t support larger than 128MB file. It is one of the best antivirus checker.
elifHash Droid checks the hash (also known as message digest or checksum) of an apk file. Hash is a digital fingerprint which uniquely identifies a file. It is freely available on Google Play.
It is another tool which is similar to VirusTotal. There is no file limit plus it shows a detailed report about your file. It is fast and easy.
Before installing apk file, set your device to install apk from unknown source. Goto Security -> Settings -> Check Unknown Sources
How To Install Apk On Android
Now download the apk file in your mobile. Go to Downloads, click on apk file then click install.
If you are installing apk file from computer, the process is slightly different. Connect your mobile with the computer via USB. Copy the file and paste it in your device. Open file manager, locate the file and install it.
Hope this tutorial helps you to install the apk file on your device. Be careful when downloading the app outside Google Play.