Delete APK Files

  • Replies:10
  • OpenNot stickiedUnanswered
  • Forum posts: 1

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"

Deactivated Account
  • Forum posts: 822

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

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!

  • Forum posts: 1,435

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 < 0.08 MB. But also Ad-free, Pure & Accurate enough.
The minimalist app available on Google Play
Your 5-star is appreciated. Blog :

  • Forum posts: 17

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.

  • Forum posts: 3

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

  • Forum posts: 4

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

  • Forum posts: 2

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

you can easily download them again on techbigs

  • Forum posts: 64

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.

  • Forum posts: 54

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!


  • Forum posts: 11

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

Thanks for the recommendations. Had the same issue