What is APK File?

The APK file format is one of the most widely used file formats for distributing and installing mobile applications on Android operating systems. Android devices will automatically install APK files when they are loaded by their default installers, which are recognized by Google.

Installing an APK file on Android is as simple as following three simple steps, but first, you need to make a few Android settings. To install an APK file from a third-party source, you must first prepare the device's settings. Installing an APK file requires a few steps. Here are the steps to follow.

How to Install APK File on Android?

By default, your Android device only allows you to install apps from the Google Play Store. Getting software installed from third-party sources requires enabling third-party installation. Enable "Unknown Sources" in the security settings.

Allow Unknown Sources 

Applications that come outside the Google Play Store are not allowed to be downloaded on Android, and they are automatically blocked when they are identified. To download APK files, you must make certain that unknown apps are allowed before you download them.

• In Settings, tap Apps & Notifications (or Apps if you're using the older version).

• To install applications that are not available on the market, tap Unknown Sources.

• In Some Android phones, you don't find it easily, So Search Special App Access. Click on them and select Install Unknown Apps.

• Select the browser you wish to use from the menu when you tap Install Unknown Apps.

• The Allow button should be moved to the On position once Chrome (or another browser) has been selected.


Open the Downloads folder of your file manager if your device browser does not allow you to open a file after it has been downloaded.

Click on the downloaded APK file to install it. Please allow permissions to be requested for the app to be installed if it asks. To install the APK file on your Android device, tap on Allow, Yes, or Install on the confirmation pop-up. When your app is successfully installed, you will see a confirmation, and the app will appear in your installed app list.

What is XAPK File?

This file extension contains separate APKs or packages of OBB cache assets files, allowing developers to upload their Android apps into the Play Store within the maximum size limit of 100 MB. The ApkPublisher Site is a reliable source for downloading and installing safe XAPK files on Android.

How to Install XAPK File on Android?

APK files can be downloaded and installed through your default handset's installer, but XAPK files cannot. In addition, XAPK Installer helps you manage APK / XAPK files directly on Android with just one click.

Download and install XAPK Installer on your Android device.

Go to Me > App Management > APK / XAPK Management to view the XAPK / APK file.

Tap the INSTALL button to install the XAPK / APK file you want.

Enable the “Unknown Sources” setting on your Android device if needed.

What Is OBB File And How Does It Work?

There is a limit of 100 MB on the size of a compressed APK for Google Play. APK files can be expanded using .obb files that can be in any format (ZIP, PDF, MP4, etc.) with sizes up to 2 GB. This option is available whenever you upload an APK through Google Play Console. Users can download XAPK files without fear of corruption thanks to this file format.

Where to put the OBB or Data file?

First of all, unzip/extract the downloaded OBB or Data file on your PC or laptop.

Copy the ‘Data’ folder and place it into the given path: External SD Card > Android > Data > paste the folder here

In the case of OBB files.

Copy the OBB folder and place it in the given path here: External SD Card > Android > OBB > paste the folder here

If you cannot find the OBB or Data folder, you can create a new folder manually.

Make sure that the files are successfully copied into your SDcard.

Disconnect your phone from your PC.

Run the APK file now.