How Do I Install an APK File on My iPad?

APK, APK Installations

If you’re an iPad user, you may have noticed that it doesn’t support APK files. This can be limiting if you want to install an app that’s only available in the Android ecosystem.

However, there are ways to work around this limitation. In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through the steps to install an APK file on your iPad.

Step 1: Download a File Manager App

The first thing you need to do is download a file manager app from the App Store. There are several file manager apps available for iOS, but we recommend using Documents by Readdle as it’s both free and easy to use.

Step 2: Download the APK File

Once you’ve downloaded a file manager app, you need to download the APK file of the app you want to install. You can do this by searching for the APK file online and downloading it onto your iPad.


Make sure that you download the APK file from a trusted source as downloading from unknown sources can pose a security risk.

Step 3: Open Documents App

Next, open the Documents app and navigate to the folder where you downloaded the APK file. You should see it listed there.

Step 4: Install APK File

To install the APK file, tap on it and select “Open in” from the options that appear. Choose “Copy to Documents” from this list.


You may get a warning message about installing apps from unknown sources. If this happens, go to Settings > General > Profiles or Device Management and trust the profile associated with Documents by Readdle before proceeding.

Step 5: Install App

Once the copy process is complete, go back to your Documents folder and tap on the copied APK file again. This time, you should see an installation prompt. Simply follow the instructions to install the app on your iPad.


And that’s it! With these simple steps, you can install an APK file on your iPad and enjoy Android apps on your iOS device. Just remember to download APK files from trusted sources and be cautious when installing apps from unknown sources.