How Install APK ES File?

APK, APK Files

Installing APK files on your Android device can be a great way to get access to apps that are not available on the Google Play Store. One such app that can help you with this task is ES File Explorer. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of installing an APK file using ES File Explorer.

What is an APK file?

Before we proceed, let’s first understand what an APK file is. An APK (Android Package Kit) file is a package file format used by the Android operating system for distribution and installation of mobile apps. These files contain all the necessary components of an app, including code, resources, and manifest files.

Step 1: Enable ‘Unknown Sources’

By default, Android devices are set to only allow installation of apps from the Google Play Store. You will need to enable “Unknown sources” to install apps from other sources such as ES File Explorer.

To enable “Unknown sources,” go to your device settings and select “Security.” Under Security, look for “Unknown sources” and toggle the switch to turn it on.

Step 2: Download ES File Explorer

ES File Explorer can be downloaded from the Google Play Store or from their official website. To download from their website:

  • Open your web browser and go to
  • Click on the “Download” button.
  • Select your preferred version and download it.

Step 3: Install ES File Explorer

Once you have downloaded the ES File Explorer APK file, follow these steps to install it:

  • Open ES File Explorer.
  • In the left-hand menu, select “Local.”
  • Navigate to where you downloaded the APK file, and click on it.
  • Click “Install” when prompted.

Step 4: Install the APK file

Now that you have ES File Explorer installed on your device, you can use it to install any APK files you want:

  • Open ES File Explorer.”
  • Navigate to where the APK file is saved and click on it.


If you encounter an error while installing an APK file, go to your device settings and clear the cache of Google Play Services. This should resolve any issues related to app installation.


ES File Explorer is a powerful tool that can help you install APK files on your Android device. By following the steps outlined in this tutorial, you can easily install apps from outside the Google Play Store. Remember to always download APK files from trusted sources to ensure that your device remains secure.