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How to Install an APK on an Android via Email

by Ruri Ranbe
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Although the Google Play Store features over a million apps you can install to your Android device, the marketplace sometimes removes popular software from its catalog, such as Grooveshark Mobile and Adobe Flash Player. You aren't forced to download apps only from the official marketplace, however; you can configure your device to download installation packages, or APK files, from other locations. To download a package from an email attachment and install it to your Android, you'll need to download and use third-party software.

Using Apk Installer By Graphilos Studio

Step 1

Open "Settings" from the Apps screen or notification bar, and then touch "Security."

Step 2

Scroll down to Device Administration, and then check the "Unknown Sources" option.

Step 3

Download the attachment from your email app or mobile browser, and then open the Google Play Store from the Home or Apps screen.

Step 4

Search for and then install Apk Installer by Graphilos Studio from the Play Store.

Step 5

Open the app when installation completes, and then browse to the folder containing the package you downloaded.

Step 6

Select the APK file from the file manager, and then touch "Package Installer" to launch setup.

Follow the onscreen prompts to install the contents of the APK to your smartphone.

Using Apk Installer By Array Infotech

Step 1

Open "Settings" from the Apps screen or notification bar and then touch "Security."

Step 2

Scroll down to Device Administration, and then check the "Unknown Sources" option.

Step 3

Download the attachment from your email app or mobile browser, and then open the Google Play Store from the Home or Apps screen.

Step 4

Search for and then install Apk Installer by Array Infotech from the Play Store.

Step 5

Open the app when installation completes and then choose the appropriate package from the list.

Touch "Install," and then touch "Package Installer" from the pop-up. Follow the onscreen prompts to install the APK to your device.

Easy Installer

Step 1

Open "Settings" from the Apps screen or notification bar and then touch "Security."

Step 2

Scroll down to Device Administration, and then check the "Unknown Sources" option.

Step 3

Download the attachment from your email app or mobile browser, and then open the Google Play Store from the Home or Apps screen.

Step 4

Search for and then install Easy Installer from the Play Store.

Step 5

Open the app when installation completes, and then choose the appropriate package from the list.

Touch "Install," and then touch "Package Installer" from the pop-up. Follow the on-screen prompts to install the APK to your device.

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