How To Open APK Files On IOS – Step By Step Guide

how to open apk files on ios

How To Open APK Files On IOS

APK or Android Application Package is a file format to distribute and install android apps. These files contain code, resources, and assets required to run an app on android. Once you download any app from Google Play Store, it will automatically download and install the app’s APK file on your android device.  In this article, I will guide you on how to open APK files on IOS.

Android apps are built in java and designed so iOS devices can‘t open APK files like android devices. In contrast, IOS devices use IPA files. But you can access the content of APK files on ios in different ways and by doing extra work. 

How To Extract APK Files

The first way is to extract APK files from the android application to open them on iOS. You need software that can easily extract the APK file for you. The most popular APK file extractor software is WinRAR. Here is how to do it:

  • Download and install WinRAR.
  • Open WinRAR and find the application you want to extract the APK from
  • Right-click on the desired application to open different options.
  • Select the “Extract Here” option.
  • It will create a new folder with the extracted APK file inside. 
  • You are now able to open APK files. 

Note: If you are using iPhone or iPad, extracting APK files is impossible since these devices don’t support this file format. You can perform the extraction via bluestacks or other online tools and services. 

How to Convert APK Files into an IPS

You can convert an APK file into an IPS file to open it on iOS. So many tools, such as Apk2Tpa, are available online for windows and Mac.

 Here is how you can do it:

  • Download and install Apk2Ipa.
  • Open the desired APK file in the tool. 
  • Tap on the “ Convert To IPA” Option. 
  • Save the IPA file to your computer. 

You are now able to share the IPA file to your iOS device and install it through iTunes. 

Installing software to open APK files

You can use a few software tools to open APK files on iOS. Following are the most used softwares for opening APK files:

IZIP: You can simply install this software on your device to open APK files.

WinZip: After Installation, this software enables you to open an APK file by tapping on it. 

7-Zip: This is an open-source software tool you can use on both windows and MacOS. It extracts the APK file content and prepares it to open on iOS. 

BlueStacks: BlueStacks is a powerful software that allows you to run android apps on iOS devices. It is free to download from the App Store. YouWave: This software tool opens APK files on iOS devices.

FAQ’S

Is it possible to open APK files on iOS?

You can’t normally open APK files on iOS devices because they are developed in java and designed for android apps. But it is not entirely impossible. You can open APK files on iOS via different softwares or by converting APK to IPS.

Can APK files harm Mac?

Yes, it can. Unfortunately, APK files sometimes contain malware that will affect your iOS upon opening and installing them. It is recommended to use a virus scanner before installing any APK file.

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