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Top 4 Ways to Install APK Files on Your Android Phone and Tablet

Sept. 25, 2014 09:26 am / Updated by Andrew Coffe to Android
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What's an APK File?

APK (application package files) are a compressed single-file package of an Android app. The Android application is stored in an APK file (i.e., a file named by {Application Name}.apk). You must install the APK on your Android phone or tablet in order to run it.

How to Install APK Files on Your Android Device - Top 4 Options

There are 4 best ways for you to install APK files on your Android phone or tablet, whether you are using a Windows computer or a Mac for help.

Important:
  • 1. Depending on whether you have internet or cellular service on your Android phone or tablet and the type of application you want to install, one of the 4 methods may work better than the others.
  • 2. All the methods require that an SD card be mounted in the phone or tablet. To mount an SD card, simply insert it into the device. If you have unmounted the SD card and not removed it from your device, you can try 2 ways to remount it: remove and then re-insert the SD card, or turn off your device and then back on.

Install APK Files from a Computer to Your Android Device with Application Installer or File Manager

This method is useful for installing non-market applications (i.e., applications not available on Google Play). If you fail to download Tenorshare Android Service APK (for Windows) or Tenorshare Android Service APK Mac version from Google Play, try this method. It will help you more convenient to launch Tenorshare Android Data Recovery app and then use Android Data Recovery (Windows or Mac) to recover data from Android device through Wi-Fi.

Requirements: An SD card of the Android phone or tablet, application installer or file manager installed on your Android device.

How:

Install APK Files from a Computer to Your Android Device with SDK

This method is useful for installing non-market applications (i.e., applications not available on Google Play). You may fail to download Tenorshare Android Service APK from Google Play, and if you are in this case, try this method. It will help you quickly launch Tenorshare Android Data Recovery app and then use Android Data Recovery to recover data from Android phone or tablet through Wi-Fi.

Requirements: SDK (SDK is short for the Android Software Development Kit), and the Android USB drivers that have installed on your Windows computer (Mac OS X users won't need to install USB drivers).

How:

Install APK Files from Google Play to Your Android Device

This method is useful to install APK files directly on your device - no need to download the APK file from computer and then mount it to your Android device. Google Play is formerly the Android Market.

Requirements: Either cellular or internet service on your Android smartphone or tablet, a gmial.com account for accessing the Market and the SD card mounted (inserted) in the device.

How:

Install Non-market APK Files from a Web Site Directly to Your Device

This method is for installing non-market applications (i.e., applications not available on Google Play) from a web site on your Android device.

Here we take how to download Tenorshare Android Service APK from your device's browser as an example.

Requirements: Either cellular or internet service on your Android device to access the browser, and the SD card mounted in the device.

How:

Select one of the 4 methods to install the APK file on your Android smartphone or tablet according to your need.

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