Can't download Apk File

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Feb 15, 2022, 10:41:00 AM via Website

Hello people, first i'm sorry if i'm on the wrong forum. My problem is in the title, i can't download any .apk file, when i try to download one from chrome, it shows me an unknown error, when i try to download from firefox same thing, when i try to download an apk file on my computer and then transfer it into my phone in my file manager (on my phone) it says that the apk is 0 bytes, when i try to install it, my phone says "A problem occured while analysing the package". I don't understand why this is happening i mean i have no anti-virus, no task killer nothing, please help thanks.

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Feb 16, 2022, 1:48:28 AM via Website

  1. First of all, make sure that you have enabled the options as below.

    Settings - Advanced settings - Security,
    Download apps from unknown sources
    Install apps from unknown sources

  2. Try downloading apk files from other sources like the well-known apkmirror or apkpure.

  3. Check whether you have any security apps installed on your phone which blocked apk files downloading and transfering.

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Feb 18, 2022, 10:56:06 AM via Website

It issue in your settings please select option in security box. And allow app installation from any source. It will work fine then.

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Apr 6, 2022, 9:25:13 PM via Website

There are special applications for this, it is better to look in the search engine

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Feb 3, 2023, 7:05:24 AM via Website

Launch your phone's Settings.
Go to Biometrics and security and tap on Install unknown apps.
Select your preferred browser (Samsung Internet, Chrome, or Firefox) using which you want to download the APK files.
Enable the toggle to install apps.


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Feb 5, 2023, 8:46:22 PM via Website

James Watson is absolutely right!

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Mar 7, 2023, 12:56:27 PM via Website

I agree, i did it the same)

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Mar 17, 2023, 12:22:44 PM via Website

It sounds like you are having trouble downloading and installing APK files on your phone. Here are a few things you can try to troubleshoot the issue:

Check your device storage: Make sure that your device has enough storage space available to download and install the APK file. If your device's storage is full, you may encounter errors when trying to install an APK.

Enable app installations from unknown sources: By default, Android devices are set to only allow app installations from the Google Play Store. You may need to enable app installations from unknown sources to install APK files. To do this, go to your device's Settings, select "Security", and enable "Unknown sources".

Clear cache and data: Try clearing the cache and data of the browser you are using to download the APK file. This can help resolve any issues with the browser's cache or settings.

Try a different browser: If you are having trouble downloading the APK file with one browser, try using a different browser to see if the issue persists.

Check the APK file: Make sure that the APK file you are trying to install is not corrupted or damaged. You can try downloading the file from a different source to see if the issue is with the file itself.

Update your device: Make sure that your device is up to date with the latest software updates. This can help resolve any compatibility issues with the APK file.

If none of these solutions work, it may be worth contacting the developer of the APK file or seeking assistance from a technical support professional.