App Installer

43 reviews
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About this app

App Installer will scan your internal storage or SD card(s) for apk files and show you a single unified list of all the apps you can install.
Then, it will only take one touch of the finger to either install the app, or delete the apk file.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: if your device is running Android 11 or newer, in order for the app to be able to scan your device for the APK files you have copied/downloaded from other sources, you will have to allow for the "All Files Access Permission" when prompted, otherwise the scan will fail and the app will be useless.

You'll get the following information for each apk:
- app name
- app icon
- app version
- apk file size
- app package
- list of permissions required by the app

You will also see the installation status for each app, as follows:
- green icon - the app is already installed, and the installed version is the same or newer than the apk version
- yellow icon - the app is already installed, but the installed version is older than the apk version
- red icon - the app is not installed at all
- warning icon - the app requires a minimum Android version higher than the one on your device

Note that after installing or uninstalling apps, a rescan is needed for the statuses to be refreshed.

You can also share your favorite apps with your friends via the share app button.

Known issues:
- app installations may fail if your Android device does not have Play Services installed and enabled.

Permissions used and why:
READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE - required for accessing the internal storage or SD Card
WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE - required for deleting the apk files from the internal storage or SD Card
REQUEST_INSTALL_PACKAGES - required on Android 8.0 and newer for calling the Package Installer
MANAGE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE - required on Android 11 and newer for storage access
QUERY_ALL_PACKAGES - required on Android 11 and newer for reading the version of the installed apps
Updated on
Aug 24, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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No data collected
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Ratings and reviews

41 reviews
Aravinthan S.Manoharan
October 15, 2023
No way to show apks files or other files in application. All permissions section seems to be empty after installation and done twice.
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Eugen X
October 15, 2023
Hi, Have you given all permissions the app asked for (storage,media,all files access) ? The app does not show other files, like a file manager app, it only shows APK files. APK files shown will only be the ones you manually copied/downloaded to your device, you will not see the APK files of preinstalled apps, or apps installed from the Play Store.
A Google user
April 2, 2020
Its not show any error or no app found, I have asus max pro 2 android os 10, only show root dir. App , but its not able to serch sd card apk, so that Not show sd card apk, i give all permission storge related access.
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Eugen X
April 2, 2020
Can you post a screenshot with the app running on your phone ? You can use any of the free image posting/hosting sites on the web, post the link in your updated review.
Caleb Steller (Flam3z03)
May 3, 2023
Its awesome! You are able to distinguish something from something else so easily! You should get it!
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What's new

- dropped support for Android 6 and 7
- improved support for Android 12 and 13