How Do I Install APK Files From Google Drive?

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Have you ever wanted to install an APK file from Google Drive but didn’t know how? Well, you’ve come to the right place! In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through the steps to install APK files from Google Drive.

What is an APK file?

Before we dive into the installation process, let’s first understand what an APK file is. An APK (Android Package Kit) is the package file format used by Android operating systems for distribution and installation of mobile apps. It’s like an executable file on Windows or Mac OS X that installs software on your computer.

Step 1: Upload the APK file to Google Drive

To install an APK from Google Drive, you need to first upload the file to your Google Drive account. If you already have the APK file on your device, skip to step 2. Here’s how you can upload a file to Google Drive:

  • Open Google Drive on your device
  • Click on the “+” icon in the bottom right corner and select “Upload”
  • Select the APK file you want to upload from your device
  • Once uploaded, open the file in Google Drive and click on “Share”


Make sure that you have enabled “Unknown Sources” in your device’s settings before proceeding with installation. You can do this by going to Settings > Security > Unknown Sources and enabling it.

Step 2: Install the APK from Google Drive

Now that we have uploaded our desired APK file onto our Google Drive account, let’s proceed with installing it:

  • Open a web browser on your device and go to
  • Login with your credentials if not already logged in
  • Select the APK file you want to install
  • Click on the three dots in the top right corner and select “Send a copy”
  • Select “Open with” and choose “Package Installer” from the list of apps
  • Follow the instructions on-screen to install the app


If you are unable to select “Package Installer” or it doesn’t appear in the list of apps, you may need to download and install a file manager app that supports APK installation.


Installing an APK file from Google Drive is a simple process that can be done in just a few steps. By following the steps outlined in this tutorial, you should now be able to install any APK file from your Google Drive account onto your Android device. Just make sure that you have enabled “Unknown Sources” before proceeding with installation.