Open XAPK File

Information, tips and instructions

APK File

APK file is an installation archive for the Android platform. APK file contains all files and information necessary to install an app to the Android device. All information inside APK file is compressed using ZIP compression algorithm. APK file size is typically limited to 100MB due to Google Play Store restrictions.

Only open APK files from the sources that are safe. APK file can contain malicious and dangerous app which can compromise privacy and security of your data.

Open APK File on Android

  • Download the APK file you want to install
  • Tap on the downloaded APK file and tap "Open"
  • You may see a message box asking you to update "Settings" and enable APK file installations. Navigate to Settings and then Security & Privacy section. There tap on "More Settings" and then tap on "Install app from external sources". You will see list of browsers which are available on your device. Toggle APK file download for the browsers you want.
  • After clicking "Open" on an APK file tap "Install" to proceed with installation.

Open APK File on Windows

Since application inside the APK file is designed to be install on Android OS only you will not be able to install it on Windows OS. Below are steps on how to decompress APK file and get access to files inside it.

  • Change APK file extension to ZIP in Windows File Explorer
  • Double-click on resulting ZIP file. If you have decompression utility installed it will open automatically.
  • If the file does not open, you need to download and install a decompression utility such as WinRAR
  • Once decompression utility is installed double-click on the ZIP file again and it will open in WinRAR

Open APK File on Mac OS

Since application inside the APK file is designed to be install on Android OS only you will not be able to install it on Mac OS. To open APK file on Mac OS change extension of the file to ZIP and double click on it. Unarchive Mac OS utility will open it and extract content to the same folder where ZIP file is located.