An apk is an app created mainly for Android, google’s operating system. There are two types of APK files. Some of them come as built-in pre-installed features, while the others can be downloaded from the internet.
Normally users won’t have to deal with APK files as Android handles app installation through google play or some other medium. There are many websites where different types of APK files with enhanced properties can be downloaded from.
However, you should be cautious when downloading an APK file as malware can be present within them and might cause trouble later.
Deleting an APK file.
Common reasons to delete APK files include saving storage and increasing speed. If it is for any of these reasons or whatsoever, deleting an APK file should be done properly. Here is a complete guide to doing so.
Uninstalling Android app from the Home Screen.
This way works for all the versions of Android. For example, Marshmallow, Nougat, and Oreo.
Step 1: search the shortcut to the app that you want to remove. It often is shown on the Home Screen.
Step 2: You tap and press long on the app. While doing this, a pop-up menu will appear. There are two options on the top of the screen.
Step 3: drag the shortcut of the app to the Uninstall option and hold it.
Step 4: You will be asked to confirm that: “Do you want to uninstall this app. ” You tap OK. Then, on the screen, it will display a message saying that the app was uninstalled successfully.
Removing an Android app file from Settings
Step 1: you head to your smartphone’s Settings app, then tap on the Apps section of settings.
Step 2: It appears a list that shows all the apps on your Android smartphone or tablet. You select the app that you want to delete.
Step 3: On the screen, some details about the app will be shown for you. You just tap on the Uninstall icon.
Step 4: You also be reconfirmed that: “Do you want to remove this app? “. Just press OK to finish the uninstalling process on your Android phone.
You can delete app files to free up your storage as long as the app is installed.