How to Download Apps From Your Computer to Android

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Developed by Google, the Android mobile operating system offers support for thousands of different open-source, third-party applications. Usually, the way to download apps onto your Android phone is by accessing the Android Market directly through your handset, but you can also install an app using your computer. The process is uncomplicated and only takes a few minutes.


Step 1

Connect your Android phone to your computer using the device's USB connector cable. Wait a moment while the device engages a link with your computer.

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Step 2

Open a new Explorer window and click the "Removable Disk" menu item below "My Computer." This directory represents the contents of your Android device. Right-click the window, select "Create" and click "New Folder." Click the folder and title it "NewApps."


Step 3

Open a new Explorer window and navigate to the APK file you would like to install onto your Android phone. Click the file and drag it to the folder located in your Android (Removable Disk Drive) directory.


Step 4

Disconnect your Android phone from your computer. Activate your Android phone and access the directory folder, tap "NewApps" and tap the new application file. Tap "Install" to install the app to your phone.




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