Sometimes there is a need to transfer the APK file to another device, but with Google Play we can only download and immediately install the application on the device. The installation file is not stored anywhere. There are several ways to extract APK file from an installed application. We will talk about them below.
In order to download APK file with a desired game or application from Google Play Market, no special programs or plugins are required.
To do this you need to go to Google Play website in the browser and open the page with the desired application.
After pressing the button, the file download will begin. After the download is completed, you will only have to connect your phone to your computer, copy the installation file to your smartphone (or Tablet) and run it in order to install.
It is crucial not to forget that your device should allow to install applications from untrusted sources.
Undoubted advantage of the website apk-dl.com is the fact that it is a huge catalog of applications. Going to the website’s home page, in the search box you can enter the name of a program or game that interests you, open the page of this application and download the application to your computer, or smartphone (if you visit the website from your smartphone).
To do this, you actually need to download this file manager from Play Market. Besides extracting APK file, this program can manage the backup of installed applications, video and images.
Run the application and make a swipe to the left. Opens the main menu where you will need to click on the “Application Manager”. After this you will be presented with a window showing all applications installed on your device. In the list of applications, find APK file that you want to extract and click here.
In the opened window click the button “backup” and wait until the backup copy of the phone will not be saved in the phone memory. This is our APK file. By default, the program saves a backup copy in native device memory storage in the folder storage/sdcard/bakups/apps.
As you can see from the header, you must have ROOT rights on your phone in order to apply this method. You can found here how to get them. Also, you will need a special file manager ROOT Explorer. You can download it here.
Go to the application and navigate to the folder data/app. There you will find the APK files of all installed applications. You just need to copy it where you want.
As you can see, you can easily download and install into to your smartphone the apk file of the application that allows you to bypass any blockage! Earlier this way also served to download even paid apps and install them for free on your phone. But now this possibility no longer exists! If you have any questions-feel free to ask them in the comments below.