How To Download Apk

An APK is a package file format used to distribute applications for Android. They are similar to .exe files on Windows or .dmg files on macOS—but they can be installed on devices running the Android operating system. In order to install an APK, you’ll need to allow your device to install apps from unknown sources. Here’s how to do it.

How To Download Apk on Android

How to Download an APK on Android

  1. Go to Settings > Security.
  2. Scroll down and tap Unknown Sources.
  3. Tap Allow confirming.
  4. Find the APK you want to download—usually in your Downloads folder—and tap it to begin the installation process.
  5. Depending on the app, you may need to grant it permission to access specific features or information on your devices, like your contacts or location.
  6. Tap Install when prompted.
  7. Tap Done once the installation is complete—the app will now be available in your App Drawer.
  8. Note that some apps may not work if you don’t give them permission to access certain features or information on your device.
  9. Repeat steps 1-8 for each APK you want to install on your device.

How To Download an APK on iPhone

  1. On your iPhone, open Safari and go to the website where you want to download the APK file (e.g., apkpure or apkmirror).
  2. Tap the direct link for the APK file you want to download (the file should end in “.apk”). If prompted, tap Allow > Open in “Files”. If you don’t see this prompt, long-press the download link instead and then tap Share > Copy Link in the share sheet that appears at the bottom of Safari—you’ll need this link later so make sure it’s saved somewhere accessible.
  3. In Files, tap Browse at the bottom-right corner of the screen, then select a location where you want to save the file (e., iCloud Drive or On My iPhone).
  4. Once the file has been downloaded, go back into Files and locate it in the location where you saved it.
  5. Long-press anywhere on the file preview area and select Share > Copy Link among the share options that appear at the bottom of the Files.
  6. Open Cydia Impactor on your computer.
  7. Connect your iPhone or iPad.
  8. Drag and drop e IPA file into Cydia Impactor.
  9. Type your Apple ID credentials.
  10. Click OK.
  11. Cydia Impactor will now start installing Kodi onto your iPhone.
  12. Once Kodi has been installed, you will find its icon on one of your home screens.
  13. Tap Get when prompted.
  14. You’re now able t use Kodi! However, because this is a third-party app not downloaded from Apple’s App Store, it will expire after 7 days and stop working unless you sign it again with Cydia Impactor.
  15. To do so, simply follow steps 1-11 again but use a different computer each time step 12 is reached—this ensures that Apple does not detect and revoke any digital certificates.
  16. After 7 days have passed, just repeat these steps again from scratch with a new IPA file.
  17. You can also sideload apps using Xcode; however, this method is much more complex than using Cydia Impactor and requires a Mac 18 For more information about sideloading apps using Xcode as well as other methods, check out our guide here.


These are two methods for downloading an APK onto either an Android phone or an iPhone—both of which are fairly simple and straightforward ways to get started with downloading apps from unknown sources outside of the Google Play Store or Apple’s App Store, respectively. Give them a try and see which one works best for you!

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