In this article, you’ll learn how to install APK file in iPhone. An APK file is an Android file package used to distribute applications on Android, Google’s mobile operating system. APK files are saved in ZIP format and are usually downloaded directly to Android devices, usually through the Google Play store, but can also be found on other websites. Some of the content contained in a typical APK file includes the AndroidManifest.xml file, classes.dex, and resources.arsc; as well as the META-INF and res folder.
How to open the APK file
APK files can be opened on a number of operating systems, but they are mostly used on Android devices.
Open the APK file on the Android
To open an APK file on your Android device, you just need to download it like any other file and then open it. However? APK files downloaded from outside the Google Play Store may not install immediately due to security restrictions.
To bypass this download restriction and install APK files from unknown sources, go to Settings → Security (or use the settings search) and check the Install from unknown sources box. You may need to confirm this action.
If the APK file won’t open on your Android, try looking for it with a file manager like Astro File Manager or ES File Explorer File Manager.
Open the APK file on Windows
You can open the APK file on your PC using Andro >Install apk in the bottom right corner of the window.
Open APK file on Mac
ARC Welder is a Google Chrome extension for testing Android apps for Chrome OS, but it works on any OS. This means that you can open the APK on your Mac or Windows computer as long as this application is installed in the Chrome browser.
Open the APK file on iOS
You cannot open or install APK files on an iOS device (iPhone, iPad, etc.) because the file is built in a completely different way than the apps used on those devices and the two platforms are incompatible with each other.
You can also open an APK file on Windows, MacOS, or any other desktop operating system with a file extraction tool. Since APK files are just archives of several folders and files, you can unzip them with a program like 7-Zip or PeaZip to see the various components that make up the application.
However, this does not allow you to use the APK file on your computer. This requires an Android emulator (like BlueStacks) which essentially runs the Android OS on the computer.
How to Convert an APK File
Although a file conversion program or service is usually required to convert files from one type to another, they are not very useful when working with APK files. This is because an APK file is an application that is designed to work only on certain devices, unlike other types of files such as MP4 or PDF that work on various platforms. Instead, if you want to convert an APK file to ZIP, you must use the instructions above. Either open the APK file in a file extraction tool and then pack it into a ZIP file, or simply rename the .APK file to .ZIP.
Renaming a file in this way is not a file conversion. And it only works in the case of APK files, because the file format is already using ZIP, but it just adds another file extension (.APK). As mentioned above, you cannot convert APK files to IPA to use on iOS, and also you cannot convert APK to EXE to use Android apps on Windows.
However, you can usually find an iOS alternative that works instead of the Android app you want to install on your iPhone or iPad. Most developers have the same app available on both platforms (both APK for Android and IPA for iOS). As for the APK to EXE converter, just install the Windows APK and then use it to open the Android app on your computer.
You can convert an APK file to BAR for use with your BlackBerry device by simply uploading the APK file to the Good e-Reader APK to BAR online converter. Wait for the conversion to finish and then download the BAR file back to your computer.
How to open an archive file on iOS
Since not every file can be sent by email, users often first pack it into an archive (usually ZIP or RAR) so that it takes up as little space as possible. You can open such a folder on your computer without any problems – even standard operating system tools are suitable for this. But what if you urgently need to unzip a file on your iPhone and don’t have a laptop at hand?
This is where the Apple app store comes to the rescue, where you can find a program for almost any purpose. I will note right away that there are incredibly many applications for opening archives on iOS in the App Store, so many developers had to work hard on the names of their products, otherwise, they would simply copy each other. Today I want to tell you about three programs that, in my opinion, are best suited for these purposes.
A very handy application for opening archives of various formats – even .7z, .tar, .gz, and many others is supported. You can get used to ZipApp in a couple of minutes: the interface is not littered with unnecessary elements, however, there is no support for the Russian language yet. Given Apple’s recent messages to international developers, it’s only a matter of time.
The second program I would like to talk about is iZip. Its functions are very similar to ZipApp, it also has its own paid version without an advertising banner. However, there are significant differences that put it in a slightly different category. With iZip, you can not only open archive files from email (the whole process is identical to an opening in ZipApp) but also get quick access to your iTunes music library, photos, or Dropbox cloud storage. The application allows you to share files via e-mail, send them to Dropbox, and even open them in other programs of this type.
3. iUnarchiver Pro
The last app on our list, but by no means least. iUnarchiver also did not get Russian localization, however, it does not have a free version. Opening files follows the same pattern as above, but the creators of the program did their best and added a couple of additional lotions. The application has added the ability to independently create text files, as well as import photos from your personal archive. In addition, as in ZipApp, remote access to the file library from a desktop computer is implemented – however, if both devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network
How to install unofficial apps on iOS without jailbreak
Are you tired of waiting for a jailbreak? Do you want to install third-party apps not from the App Store on your iPhone or iPad? There is a solution. Zestia is an analog of Cydia with unofficial programs that work on non-jailbroken devices. In addition, the application has a list of hacked applications with endless in-game purchases, which is not encouraged by the developers.
Attention: The application is unofficial (Chinese), so you do it at your own peril and risk. Third-party certificates allow you to send user data to third-party servers. Using this software, you jeopardize not only the safety of your personal information but also the reliability of financial transactions made from your smartphone.