APK files won’t open on download


Google Chrome does not open .apks – open your file manager (file explorer) and go to the download folder or make sure you use a different browser !

We recommend you download .apk files using Firefox (or any browser different than Chrome), as the built-in Chrome web browser will only download the installer, but it will refuse to open it (a way for Google to force people to use the Play Store for installing apps).

If you don’t want to install Firefox on your device, you can always open .apk files using a file explorer like ES File Explorer File Manager (but any similar one will surely open the .apk file as well).