Android: How to Download APK Files From Google Play

All Android users are used to downloading apps from the Google play store. Did you know that you can directly download APK files from Google Play?

No ? Read on.

How to Download APK Files From Google Play

When using the Google Play store, the apps are directly installed on your Android devices. The android apps are packed as APK files and if you wish to install an app manually you would have to download APK files to PC, use a file manager to transfer the APK file to your device and then go ahead with the installation. But, this is cumbersome and time-consuming. Instead, you can directly download the APK package on your Android device and install the app whenever you want. You can also share the downloaded apps with your friends.

How to download APK from Play store directly to your Android device

There is a very simple procedure to download the APK files directly using the package name or the Google Play URL. You need to navigate to Evozi APK downloader. Once there, enter the package name or the Google Play URL and click on “Generate Download Link”

The APK file will be fetched directly from the Google Play Store. This file is hosted on the website’s server before a download tab will be enabled and you can directly download APK from play store to PC or on to your Android device. You can also use the QR code to get access to the download link.

The APK installation may come in very handy when you are trying to install an app that is not compatible with your device. You know that the app would work just fine but Google Play won’t let you install the app. In such situations you can easily download APK files to your Android device using the above procedure and sideload the app on to your device. Also, at times some apps would not be available for download for a specific region or a country. In those situations also the Evozi Apk downloader can be used to download the apk files directly and you can install the apps on your device. You can also use this to install the apps on another android device that cannot access the Play store, like the Amazon Kindle Tablet.

Be advised that the APK files can be downloaded only for free apps and not for the paid ones. This helps to prevent app piracy. You can check out our guide on getting paid apps for free on Android using legitimate ways.

Do try this out and let us know if you were able to download APK files from the Google Play store directly. We would love to read your thoughts in the comment section below.

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