The File Extensions Database

.XAPK File Extension

  • Category: Compressed Files
  • Format: Zip

What is an .XAPK file?

.XAPK is Compressed Android Package File

An XAPK file is a package used to install Android apps on mobile devices. It is similar to the standard .APK format, but may contain other assets used by the app, such as an .OBB file, which stores graphics, media files, and other app data. XAPK files are used for distributing apps on third-party Android app download websites. They are not supported by Google Play.

Because XAPK files are not standard app installer packages, they must be installed manually or installed using an XAPK installer. After downloading an XAPK file, you can install the app (the APK file stored in the package) to an Android device using XAPK Installer. If you would like to manually install the additional files, you can unzip the XAPK file (which is a standard .ZIP file) and place the extracted files in the appropriate location on your device.

A drawback to delivering apps via Google Play is that the size of the APK file must be 50MB or smaller, which forces app developers to use other files (such as OBB files) to store additional graphics and media assets. Because of this limitation, some developers make their apps available from other sites besides Google Play. The XAPK format was introduced to package the APK file and OBB file together for a seamless delivery and installation process when downloading an Android app from a non-Google Play site.

NOTE: You should verify the trustworthiness of the site you are downloading an XAPK file from because malware can be distributed through XAPK files.

Programs that open Compressed Android Package File
Pure APK Install

How to solve problems with XAPK files

  • Associate the XAPK file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any XAPK file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.XAPK files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the XAPK file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .XAPK is Compressed Android Package File. Because only the current version supports the latest XAPK file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the N/A manufacturer website after an available .XAPK is Compressed Android Package File update.
  • To make sure that your XAPK file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.