What is APK file? Is It safe to Install?

Hello friends, do you download the Android app from Google Play Store, or download Android APK files from unknown sources.
If yes, then today’s post is just for you. Because, in this post, we will tell you about what is an APK file, is it safe to download it from unknown sources. As well as will discuss every topic related to the APK files that you should know before installing an Android APK file on your Android smartphone, let’s start.

So friends, first of all, we all need to know what is APK file.

What is an APK File?

APK file means Android package kit. It is a format, such as a file named .exe for the computer. We download APK in the Android device to install android apps and games.

Now you must be thinking, why do we need to download such APK file in our device. What are the benefits? We will discuss this thing later. First, we’ll talk about which websites are safe for downloading APK files.

Best websites to download Android APK file.

1. APK Pure

APK Pure is a website on which you will get every android apk files that you need. The apkpure website is fully certified. You can download your favorite games and app’s APK files without worrying about malware.

2. listofapk.com

List of apk website also provides latest android games and apps apk files. All the apk files we upload on our website are secure and safe, because first, we test all those apk files which we upload. List Of APK is also one of the best website for downloading android application.

3. APK Mirror

If we talk about downloading apk files, then there is a lot of competition between apkpure and apkmirror. Because both these sites upload the android apk files at the same time.

And if you download and install apps from this website, then 99% chances are that an apk file is secure.

4. Aptoide

Aptoide is also the top in terms of downloading apk files because more than 6 billion downloads have been done till date. So you can think how much the user is trusting Aptoide.

Is it safe to download Android APK?

When we download an APK file, the chances of getting virus increases in it, how?

There are many blogs that say even Google also says you must download Android app from Play store only. Because Google play store is 100% safe. If you download APK files from unknown sources then it may contents malware.

So friends, the question now arises whether downloading APK files is safe or not?

From my point of view, it is safe when you download APK download from the above websites. Because these websites are popular. There are many benefits to download an apk file like most of the people have storage issues on their smartphones. So they can download apk file and install it whenever they want. No need of the internet again and again.

If you don’t want to take the risk then you should not download APK file and before download and install apk file. You must download it from safe website.

How to allow unknown sources apps to be installed in Android device?

If you want to install an APK file from unknown sources, then for this you have to turn on its settings in the device.

Because when we buy the device, the default setting doesn’t allow us to install APK files. Which means that you cannot install apps from unknown sources. So you have to turn this setting on.

  • First of all, go to setting,
  • Then click on security,
  • Here you have to find out Unknown Sources option and click to enable it.

Now you can install or download apps from any unknown sources. If you want to stop installing APk files from an unknown source then please turn it off.
Every Android device has different setting so you to find out or you can search on youtube by typing your smart’s model number. So if you have any problem, then please tell us by commenting.

Final Thoughts

Before ending this article let me share some questions that users ask us. Is it illegal to download APK files? No, It is not illegal if you download free apps and games APK file. Can I delete APK files after install them? Yes, you can delete, if you want to delete it. I hope we have shared everything about APK files. If you have any point that we didn’t mention. So please let us know. If you like this article please share it with your friends and family. If you have any doubt then leave the comment below. Thanks

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