How to Install Apk on Android Device from PC

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The Android platform is one of the fastest growing smartphone platforms in the world today. In fact, it is currently the number one choice among consumers cornering almost 50% of the market share. Last year alone, more than 237 million devices running on Android were sold worldwide.

One of the main reasons why people are choosing smartphones is that it can easily be customized with apps. There are various apps available for you to install some of which are paid while others are free. Some of the most popular titles include Angry Birds, Temple Run, Facebook and Skype.

The normal way to get these apps on your smartphone is to access the Google Play store and choose among the hundreds of thousands of apps available. You won’t get overwhelmed by the choices since the apps are categorized according to type. Amazon also has an Android app store where people can get apps sometimes at a lower price.

Another option to get apps into your smartphone is through your PC. You will probably run across a website having all the latest Android apps and try to download them but then once you get them you don’t know what to do with it. How do you get it to your phone? With downloads made over at Google Play everything was easy since the app was installed automatically.Having a non-market app is different though since it usually won’t be available at Google Play. When you download this particular app from a website what you will be getting is a file with the apk extension. This apk file is what you will be installing on your Android device.

There are actually two ways to install apk on Android device from your PC. First is the manual method with the steps listed below:

  • Download the apk file to your PC
  • Connect your smartphone to your PC via USB or Bluetooth
  • Transfer apk file from PC to your smartphone
  • Open the apk file on your smartphone using a file manager and install

The second option is to use an Android app installer to install apk on your Android device. The app installer takes out all the complexities involved and makes it easy for you to install your favorite apps. Here’s what you need to do.

  • Download and install your preferred app installer to your PC
  • Connect your smartphone to your PC via USB or Bluetooth
  • Choose any title and click on it to automatically install it to your smartphone

Some of the best app installers can perform other functions as well such as uninstall the apps on your Android and even export the apps from your device to your PC. This is particularly useful if you want to share an app on your device to your friends.

When searching for an app installer it is always best to download one from a trusted source. You can easily do this by checking which ones are the most popularly used.

About the author: Chad is a Tech Enthusiast who loves to play around with this gadget. In the informative article he has highlighted how you can install apk on android using your personal computer.

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