Delete APK Files

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Wayne Miller
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Jan 27, 2019, 6:54:16 PM via Website

My antivirus software (McAfee) is recommending that I delete all APK files to "save space".
I don't know much about APK files or Android ops. I understand that APK files deliver/install apps on my phone.
Is it okay to delete the APK once the app is installed & running? Or does the app still depend on the APK for proper operation?
Thanks for your patience and support for an "old guy"

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Jan 27, 2019, 9:10:34 PM via Website

Wayne
If the app was installed in that apk, when you uninstall the apk you will probably uninstall the app also! (But I'm not 100% sure about that)
I have a suggestion, in play store there is a app called Master Sweep!
This app is used to uninstall unused and obsolete apk pack's. It will scan your apps and files and remove the ones that are not being used and are not nessary.
You might want to look into it!

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James Watson
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Jan 28, 2019, 2:18:37 AM via Website

It is okay to delete the APK once the app has been installed. (smug)

Download size < 0.15 MB. But also accurate enough, ad-free & free.
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James Watson
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Jan 28, 2019, 6:36:04 AM via Website

An apk file is a package installer for android app. It is just for app installing.

Download size < 0.15 MB. But also accurate enough, ad-free & free.
The minimalist app available on Play Store: https://goo.gl/ws42fN
Blog: https://okblackcafe.blogspot.com Your 5-star is appreciated.

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iphone.theme
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Jan 30, 2019, 12:16:49 AM via Website

Its totally safe, it will delete only apk from GP or installed by you... so its totaly safe.

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Maxim
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Feb 18, 2019, 8:30:34 AM via Website

you can delete apk file after installing also you can use google photo to free your space on phone

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Dominic Connor
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May 2, 2019, 11:56:23 AM via Website

haha, it's safe for sure. You can delete it and it won't affect your installed app. In case you want to update or reinstall the app, you can download apk file via apknite.com

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matthewardis
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Dec 4, 2019, 7:43:59 AM via Website

you can easily download them again on techbigs

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Verus
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Dec 20, 2019, 9:07:07 AM via Website

Yep! You can delete the APK files to free up your phone storage as long as you've installed the app.

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Demixl
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Feb 7, 2020, 2:21:45 PM via Website

You can safely delete the APK without damaging already installed apps. APK files are only needed to install the app. After installation, the app functions by itself. Often APK are difficult to find, because it is not clear where they were downloaded. I can advise you to use a special uninstaller that can also track junk files and clear them. This way you will save time and free up space. I wish you good luck!


Uninstallers: https://thinkmobiles.com

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MobiusDickius
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Mar 22, 2020, 6:24:16 PM via Website

Thanks for the recommendations. Had the same issue

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benjanem
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Oct 23, 2021, 7:11:17 PM via Website

yes, this is good for you. once you delete the file then your system will be clean from unauthored activity.

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Damian Cross
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Mar 15, 2022, 2:39:28 PM via Website

It's okay to delete the APK once the app has been installed.

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Philips
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Aug 18, 2022, 4:51:17 PM via Website

Hello !
Apk files are the installed apps and can't be deleted even if you try.
Thanks

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Philips
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Aug 19, 2022, 11:27:47 PM via Website

[F1 Clash apk][1] unlimited bucks Apk files are the installed apps and can't be deleted even if you try.

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Steven
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Jun 30, 2023, 12:36:31 PM via Website

Once you've successfully installed and are running the app, you can delete the APK file. The app doesn't depend on the APK for proper operation. Deleting the APK can help save storage space. If you need to reinstall or update the app later, you'll have to download the APK again or use an app store.

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