Are you tired of manually installing APKs on each of your devices one by one? You can save time and effort by installing them on multiple devices simultaneously. In this tutorial, we will show you how to install APKs on multiple devices using ADB (Android Debug Bridge) commands.
What is an APK?
An APK (Android Package Kit) is a file format used by Android to distribute and install applications. It contains all the necessary files for an app to run on an Android device.
Before we begin, make sure that you have the following:
- A computer running Windows, Linux, or macOS
- ADB (Android Debug Bridge) installed
- A USB cable to connect your device to your computer
- The APK file that you want to install on your devices
Step 1: Enable Developer Options on your Devices
To use ADB commands, you need to enable Developer Options on each of your devices. Here’s how:
- Go to Settings > About Phone.
- Tap on Build Number seven times until a message appears saying “You are now a developer!”
- Go back to Settings and find Developer Options.
- Toggle the switch ON.
- Scroll down and enable USB Debugging.
Step 2: Connect Your Devices to Your Computer
Connect each of your devices to your computer using a USB cable. Make sure that USB debugging is enabled on each device.
Step 3: Install the APK file using ADB Commands
Open a command prompt or terminal window and navigate to the directory where ADB is installed.
Type in the following command:
This will display a list of all the devices connected to your computer. Make sure that each device is listed.
Next, type in the following command:
adb -s DEVICE_ID install path/to/APK/file.apk
Replace “DEVICE_ID” with the ID of each device (which you can find from the list generated by the previous command), and “path/to/APK/file.apk” with the actual path to your APK file.
Finally, press Enter to execute the command. The APK file will be installed on all devices simultaneously.
In this tutorial, we have shown you how to install an APK on multiple devices using ADB commands. This method can save you time and hassle, especially if you need to install apps on many devices at once. With these simple steps, you can easily deploy your app to all your Target devices quickly and efficiently!