How To Install Android App APK on Phone or Tablet from Desktop

While the customization that Android offers is enough to leave iOS users envious, Google’s mobile operating system- Android has lately also been criticized for various unusual bugs that have appeared across the system hampering the overall user experience. Be it frequent app crashes that take place or inability to install various apps with numerous different errors popping up while doing the same, Google does need to take a leaf out of Apple’s book on bringing more stabilization to the whole system. With both iOS and Android at the crossroads of entering new updated software cycles with iOS 9 and Android M respectively, the battle for the most intuitive and stabilized mobile OS is coming to its own.

For all the Android users who face various weird installation errors such as ‘invalid package file’ or ‘installation unsuccessful’ while trying to install an app on their Android phone or tablet, Android offers an alternative option to do the same by trying to install Android App APK file manually. For this, today we would brief you about a Windows app named Pure APK Install that would help you initiate the process to install Android app APK from your Desktop to your Android phone or tablet. In order to do this, just follow the underlying step-by-step tutorial on How-to Install Android App APK on Phone or Tablet from Desktop. Take a look!

Install Android App APK

Note : Before you proceed, make sure that you have the USB Debugging option activated on your Android phone or tablet on which you are to install Android app APK. To do this, navigate to Settings>About Phone and scroll down to Build number. Now tap this Build number 6-7 times and you would then be prompted with a message that ‘You’re now a developer’. After this, navigate to Settings>Developer Options and check the USB Debugging option. On being prompted to allow the same, click Ok. Also, navigate to Settings>Security>Applications and enable the “unknown sources’ option. You are now all set to proceed with the following tutorial.

How To Install Android App APK on Phone or Tablet from Desktop

Step 1 : First up, head to the official Pure APK Install site here and download the setup file.

Step 2 : Proceed with the normal installation process to install the downloaded file.

Step 3 : Next up, click on Open APK File button and choose the Android App APK file that you wish to install. You can download the APK files for all the Android Apps from here.


Step 4 : Now, you will be given an option to select between the storage location where you want to install this app. You can manually select either Internal Android Memory or External SD card or can let Pure APK Install Auto-select.


Step 5 : You will now be prompted with a settings menu wherein you can select to scan the APK before installation and update it automatically. Check both of them and hit save changes.

Step 6 : That’s it. You will now be having the APK file installed as an app on your Android device.


Specifications – Pure APK Install

About : Pure APK Install is an APK installer software for Android, developed by APKPure team. With this APK installation tool you can easily install APK games and apps from PC to Android phone or tablet. It would take just one click. It is simple.

Price : Free

Compatibility :

  • Support all Android brand cellphone apk installing.(Samsung, HTC, Motorola, Huawei, LG, Lenovo, Mi, Micromax, etc).
  • APK Installer works perfectly with Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7(32/64bit), Windows XP.
  • Android 2.3 and above support, the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop has been already tested.

Usability : Intuitive, Straightforward.

Download : Click here.


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