How to download apk-file to android phone

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WHAT IS APK FILE

APK is short for Android Package Kit, is the package file used by the Android operating system for distribution and installation of apps (and games of course). Basically it is a zip-file, and you can see its contents simply by unpacking.

Anyway APK is a package for Android and you install games from it. The system does. And this is precisely what is going on when you reach a Play Store for another game: the phone downloads the apk file and installs it, and that's called a "trusted source". However - you can significantly extend your smartphone experience and get these apk files by very other means, downloading it straight from a developer for example or from an alternative store, like Amazon appstore or GetJar, whatever.

WHY INSTALL A GAME FROM APK FILE

Typically the Android system has a security setting with a scary name "Unknown sources" for it, down in the "Security" section of the general phone "Settings". And as soon as you switch it off that'll be the last step to the dark side and there'll never be a way out you shall gain an immediate access to a hacker-style downloading... in a form of apk-file, and from now you can reach a hundred of alternative stores offering downloadable apk files from the developers.

IS IT A SECURITY ISSUE?

is it safe to install from apk and (or) any other alternative appstore

Yes and no. This may harm your phone or your privacy if you go to a suspicious website and download a ton of suspicious content. Stay reasonable and everything will be fine. Many companies offer their products this way, so does the Amazon's appstore, and so does Aptoid, and GetJar - the very old and trusted one coming even from a ancient dinosaur era when colourful java-phones full of java-games were all around. Don't panic, stay brave, and Google is not your mom for that much care after all.

SO? HOW TO DO THIS AWESOMENESS?

Open Settings -> Security (it is a SETTINGS icon in the main menu of the phone, and then select the sub-menu, which is SECURITY)

how to install apk file from so-called unknown sources

Find "Unknown Sources" and set it to "On".

When the game file is downloaded (try few safe ones by the picture-links below), there should be a notification in the notification bar. And the game file must be in the download folder of your smartphone. Click it, whether from notifications or from the download folder, and that'll run the installation.

Download and install one of .apk files below:

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