The list of unlimited apps is one of the main reason why people prefer Android. But one limitation with Google apps is that it can be download and install through the Play store only. This is actually for security purpose but it makes inconvenience in many situations. If you do rooting, flash your ROM or do a factory reset you will lose all your apps and you need to install all your favorite apps once again through the play store and that’s a tedious job.
There are some websites available over the net which allow to download the APK files directly from their website. You can download them, copy to your SD card and install to your android devices. But the bad thing about these apks are these freebies get from third party sources can be infected with malwares or viruses, so one cannot simply trust these third party sources.
The way which we are going to discuss is fully trusted and authentic way to download official Android app apks from the Google Play Store. However, you should keep this in mind that you still have to pay for paid apps, the only way in which this direct apk download will help you is that it will save your time when you have to download bulky Android apps – and in some cases, also prevent you from getting errors again and again.
Download Android APK Files Directly from Play Store to Your Windows PC
We are using a software called Real APK Leecher to download the apps directly to the Windows PC. It’s a java based open source software which dubbed as an android device and allow you to download 100% original Android app apks directly to your Windows PC from Google Play Store. It means that you will have no risk of getting your Android phone violated with malwares or viruses. So enough of the wait now, let us guide you through the steps which you will be needing to do in order to download direct APKs of Android apps from the Play Store.
Step 1 - Find the Device ID of your android device. To get this go to dialer and press *#*#8255#*#*, the device ID along with other details will be displayed immediately on the GTalk Service Monitor.
You can also use the app Device ID to get the information on your screen quickly.
Step 2 - Download the Real APK Leecher
Step 3 - This application does not need any installation procedure to work so open the zip file and extract it to your prefered folder.
Step 4 - Go to the Extracted folder and click on the Real APK Leecher.exe file. You will be now taken to the settings page of the software. You have to enter the Email ID and password associated with your Android device along with the Device ID which you have found in the 1st step. You can also choose a folder to save the downloaded files. Once you enter the details click on save.
Step 5 - The main screen of the application will open now. To download any app from the Play store type the app name in the search box and press Enter. You can search the apps by vendor name, package name or both.
Step 6 - To download an app, Right click on it and select ‘Download this app‘. The app will be downloaded from the Play store to the folder you have chosen earlier.
Step 7 - You can now copy this APK file to your android device and install it from there.
Tip: You can also use this method to decrease the data usage of your smartphones.
How to Download Android App APKs Directly to your PC [Video]