How Do I Install APK Games on Android?

APK, APK Installations

Installing APK games on your Android device can seem daunting, but it’s actually a simple process that can be completed in just a few steps. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of installing APK games on your Android device.

What is an APK file?
Before we get started, let’s first understand what an APK file is. APK stands for Android Package Kit and it’s the file format used by Android operating system to distribute and install mobile apps. In simpler terms, an APK file is like an installer for Android apps.

Step 1: Enable ‘Unknown Sources’ on your device
By default, Android devices are set to only allow apps to be installed from the Google Play Store. To install an APK game from another source, you need to enable ‘Unknown Sources’ on your device. To do this:

  • Go to Settings on your device.
  • Select Security or Privacy (depending on your device).
  • Scroll down and toggle the switch next to Unknown Sources.

Step 2: Download the APK game file

Once you have enabled ‘Unknown Sources’, you can download the APK game file from any trusted source online. Make sure that the website you are downloading from is trustworthy and secure.

Step 3: Install the APK game

Once you have downloaded the APK game file, go to your Downloads folder or any other location where the downloaded files are stored.

  • Tap on the downloaded APK game file.
  • A pop-up window will appear asking if you want to install the app. Tap Install.
  • The installation process will start which may take a few minutes depending on the size of the app.


  • If you encounter an error message during the installation process, it may be due to an incompatible version of the APK game with your device’s operating system. Try downloading a different version of the APK game.
  • Always download APK games from trusted sources to avoid malware or viruses in your device.

Installing an APK game on your Android device is a simple process that can be completed in just a few steps. By enabling ‘Unknown Sources’ on your device, downloading the APK game file from a trusted source, and installing it on your device, you can enjoy all sorts of games outside of Google Play Store.