Having trouble opening .apk extension? Don't panic! This page explains what apk files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open apk files. You can download these programs through this page.
What is an APK file?
Apk file extension has Android Package file type, developed by Google, which is associated with the "executable files" category.
An .APK file contains an application designed for Android. Android uses various distribution programs, like Google Play, to manage app installations, so that the user doesn’t see .APK files.
For a manual installation of apps, a number of websites provide direct .APK files. It is extremely important to install .APK files that only come from trusted sources to avoid malware. Malicious software is mostly transmitted via .APK files to go after Android users, or .EXE file to target Windows-based platforms.
To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.
How to open APK file?
Double click the apk file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .apk extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.
Method 1: Fix file association errors
Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the apk extension associations' problem in no time:
- Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
- Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
- Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".
Method 2: Download the appropriate software
The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the apk file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.
Programs that open APK files
Method 3: Use universal file viewer
In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the apk file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.