How Do I Install APK Files for Free on Google Play?

APK, APK Installations

Have you ever wanted to install an app that is not available on Google Play? Perhaps you found a great app on a third-party website that you want to download for free. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of installing APK files for free on Google Play.

What are APK files?

APK stands for Android Package Kit, which is the file format used by Android operating system for distributing and installing mobile apps. APK files are basically compressed packages of an app’s code and resources. They can be downloaded from various sources other than Google Play.

Step 1: Enable Unknown Sources

Before we begin, you must enable “Unknown Sources” on your Android device. This allows you to install apps from sources other than Google Play.

To enable “Unknown Sources”, go to your device’s Settings > Security > Unknown Sources and toggle it on.

Step 2: Download the APK file

You can download an APK file from various third-party websites such as APKMirror, Aptoide, and more. Simply search for the app you want to download and look for the download link.

Make sure to only download APK files from trusted sources as downloading from unreliable sources can put your device at risk of malware or viruses.

Step 3: Install the APK file

Once you have downloaded the APK file, go to your device’s Downloads folder or any other folder where the file was downloaded.

Tap on the downloaded file and select “Install” when prompted. The installation process may take a few minutes depending on the size of the app and your device’s processing speed.


If your device shows a warning message that says “This type of file can harm your device”, don’t worry. Simply click “OK” to proceed with the installation.

Step 4: Enjoy Your App!

Congratulations! You have successfully installed the APK file on your device. You can now enjoy the app for free, without having to download it from Google Play.


In this tutorial, we learned how to install APK files for free on Google Play. By enabling “Unknown Sources”, downloading the APK file from a trusted source, and installing it on your device, you can easily access apps that are not available on Google Play.

Remember to always download APK files from trusted sources and be cautious of any warning messages that may appear during the installation process. With these precautions in mind, you can enjoy all the benefits of using third-party apps without any hassle.