How to Install Multiple Apps on Android at Once

How to Install Multiple Apps on Android at Once

Everytime you switch smartphones, you have to install all the apps that you had on your last Android phone all over again. Reasons for changing smartphones can range from losing devices to buying a new shiny toy. Whatever the reason, you have to begin with a clean slate (or a clean homescreen).

An average user has about 90 apps installed on his device at any given time. Surprisingly, most people don’t use half of them for long periods of time, but still find it difficult to uninstall them. What if I need it in the future? It’s not really troubling me anyway. Let it be.

The problem? Installing that many apps one-by-one can be cumbersome, time consuming, boring, and frustrating.

Solution? Let’s find out.

1. Install from Mobile

We will mass-install apps using their APK files. APK is a file format for Android apps, similar to EXE for Windows.

To download APK files, visit APK Mirror, a trusted source operated by Android Police. I’ll use this method to install Flappy Bird, which is no longer in the Play Store, and PUBG. Please don’t judge me for not having PUBG, even though I play it.

How to Install Multiple Apps on Android at Once

You can search for any app here, including those no longer available in the Play Store. Once found, you can download any desired version. I recommend saving a copy on your PC for future installs. After installation, updates can be easily performed without the need for redownloading.

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Have all the APK files on your mobile? Great.

Open APK Installer and you’ll see a colorful interface. Choose Install APKs. The app will scan your mobile and SD card for APK files, listing them in order and indicating if they’re already installed.

How to Install Multiple Apps on Android at OnceHow to Install Multiple Apps on Android at Once

Select all the apps you want to install together on your Android and click Install APKs at the bottom of the screen.

How to Install Multiple Apps on Android at Once

At this point, if you haven’t allowed your phone to install unknown apps (side loading), you’ll see a message like the image below.

How to Install Multiple Apps on Android at Once

Click on the Settings button and select ‘Allow from this source’ to continue. It works if you have Developer Options enabled. If not, go to the Settings app, then to the About menu and tap on your Android version repeatedly to enable it.

How to Install Multiple Apps on Android at Once

To install, confirm the installation and hit the back button once done. Hit Install to finish.

How to Install Multiple Apps on Android at Once

You only need to do this once and all the other selected apps will be installed automatically. It won’t take much time since the apps are already downloaded on your Android phone. Your phone just has to install them.

How to Install Multiple Apps on Android at Once

As you can see in the screenshot below, both apps were successfully installed. Wondering what launcher I am using here? It’s Nova Launcher and it’s super cool.

How to Install Multiple Apps on Android at Once

APK Installer is a powerful app. You can manage apps, batch install or uninstall, and run a security scan of all the apps on your Android phone.

2. Install from PC

I understand. Especially when dealing with 50-100 apps at once. You would rather install everything from your PC. The good news is that APK Install is available for Windows. Let’s see how it works.

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Download the software using the link below and install it. Launch when done.

How to Install Multiple Apps on Android at Once

Open APK Installer app on your Android and select PC Version option.

How to Install Multiple Apps on Android at Once

ADB (USB Debugging) should be enabled when you connect your mobile via USB to your PC. Click on it to open Developer options and enable USB Debugging.

How to Install Multiple Apps on Android at Once

When launching APK Installer on PC, the drivers should be installed automatically. If not, you can download and install them from here. Ensure you select your smartphone manufacturer from the list.

If APK Installer (Windows) fails to recognize your device, reboot your PC. When relaunching the installer, your device name should be visible on the title bar.

How to Install Multiple Apps on Android at Once

Click on Tools on the lower left of the Installer and select Open APK file. Choose the desired apps to install. For this test, I will choose Weather Channel and Pokemon Go.

How to Install Multiple Apps on Android at Once

Once you’ve selected the apps, you’ll see more options. Check the box next to the apps you want to install. You can also choose to install these apps all at once on your Android device’s SD card. Click the Install button at the bottom to start installing.

How to Install Multiple Apps on Android at Once

Installing message will appear next to Tools. Wait for the status to change to Done. Check your mobile, the apps should be there. APK Install (Windows) allows you to install or uninstall multiple apps at once on your Android. Choose the version that suits you.

Multitasking is Everywhere

If humans can multitask, smartphones should do it even better. That’s why they were created. This feature used to be part of Google Play Store, but Google decided to remove it. They might bring it back or not. Meanwhile, it’s a good way to install multiple apps at once. Keep the APK files for future use, just update the apps afterward. Easy, right? If you have unused apps in your Android app drawer, remove them to free up storage space.

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