APKfile extension

Android Package File

Have trouble opening the .apk extension? Don't panic! This page explains apk files and suggests programs you may use to open apk files. You can download these programs through this page!


What is APK file?

An APK file is an application for the Android OS. Some apps are installed on Android devices, and the rest are available for download from Google Play. Any application downloaded from Google Play is automatically installed on your device, while all other applications from other sources need to be downloaded manually.

Additional data

Users rarely see APK files because Android installs all apps in the background through Google Play and other app distribution platforms.

Most websites directly download APK files to Android users, who can install the app manually.


How to open APK file?

Here are some universal methods of opening a file. Please, use this list of solutions.

Method 1: Correctly fix file association error

By following these steps, the user will be able to fix the apk extension association problem in an instant automatically:

Step 1: Click the "Download Solution" button to download the automatic tool from Appsitory.

Step 2: Now click "Start Scan" to find out all potential problems.

Step 3: Review the resulting scan and click the "Fix Items" option.

Method 2: Download apps that open the apk file

Here is a list of the presented programs that you should use to open/convert the apk file. You can choose the right program for your OS and click on it to start the download. You can also visit the developer's website.

Apps that open APK files

Method 3: Use Universal File Viewer

The recommended use of Universal File Viewer, a tool for opening over 250 file extensions, complements the list of programs above. This utility is capable of opening your apk file. Download Universal File Viewer to your OS quickly and securely.