Installing APK files on Android devices is a simple process that allows you to download and access third-party applications that are not available on the Google Play Store. ES File Explorer is one of the most popular file manager apps on Android, and it also provides an easy way to install APK files. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of installing APK files using ES File Explorer.
Step 1: Download ES File Explorer
Before you can install APK files using ES File Explorer, you need to download and install the app from the Google Play Store. To do this, follow these steps:
- Open Google Play Store on your Android device.
- In the search bar at the top, type “ES File Explorer” and hit enter.
- Select “ES File Explorer” from the search results.
- Click on “Install” and wait for the app to download and install.
Step 2: Enable Unknown Sources
By default, Android devices do not allow installation of apps from sources other than the Google Play Store. To enable installation of third-party apps:
- Go to “Settings” on your Android device.
- Select “Security”.
- Scroll down until you see “Unknown Sources”.
- Toggle ON the button next to it.
Step 3: Locate the APK file
After enabling unknown sources, you need to find the APK file that you want to install.
- You can download an APK file from any website or transfer it from another device via Bluetooth or USB cable.
- You can also use ES File Explorer itself to download an APK file by selecting “Downloader” in the sidebar menu and entering a URL where the file is located.
Step 4: Install the APK file
Now that you have located the APK file, follow these steps to install it using ES File Explorer:
- Open ES File Explorer.
- Select “Internal Storage” from the sidebar menu.
- Navigate to the folder where the APK file is located.
- Select the APK file and click on “Install” when prompted.
- Wait for the app to install. Once done, you can access the app from your device’s app drawer.
ES File Explorer is a powerful file manager app that allows you to install third-party apps on your Android device easily. By following these simple steps, you can install any APK file using ES File Explorer. Remember to toggle off “Unknown Sources” after installing your desired app to ensure that your device remains secure.