Ever felt the need to have an APK file for the app you installed on your phone?
Maybe, you want to share it with someone; maybe you want to keep it as a backup; there may be many reasons you might want to have an APK file.
Of course, you can re-install the app in the Google Play Store or download the APK from other sources like APKMirror. To do so will cost you more details, which you may not get right away.
It’s okay to do that with one app, but what if you want to get an APK file for multiple apps? that can be up to 100MB+ in size shared
With the APK file of the app installed on your phone
This is where applications like APK Extractor come in easily. As the name suggests, it allows you to extract the APK file of the application installed on your phone.
Even if you install apps on your phone using the Google Play Store, the Android device requires apps to be in the APK package to be installed.
This means that whenever you install an app on your phone, there is an APK file available, and the APK Extractor app allows you to find and type it in a simple interface.
The app is available for free or supported by Ad. You can remove ads by paying for a paid version that costs about $ 1.99
Install the APK extractor from the Google Play Store
Find APK files for installed applications using ES Explorer
ES Explorer is a running Android mobile app that lets you access files on your phone.
One of its features is to get the APK file of the applications installed on your phone. To find the APK file, go to the AP application section located in the left-hand bar below the library.
Taping an app shows you a list of applications installed on your phone. Long press on the application you want to find in the APK file (and you can select multiple applications).
Then tap three vertical dots on the top right side, which will give you a chance to share them.
After that, you can choose from the option you want to send via WhatsApp or another app.
You can also save it to your phone, so you can decide what you want to do with it, maybe move it to a flash drive by connecting it to your phone using an OTG cable, maybe you want to save it to your phone a backup, optional.
Apk Downloader and ES Explorer are not the only apps that will allow you to find the app’s APK file; many other apps are available in the Google Play Store.
But I have tried these two do any work as advertised. All sins ES Explorer has many other features to offer. I would suggest you use ES Explorer to find APK files.
Install ES Explorer from the Google Play Store