File Extension Library

.XAPK File Extension

  • Category: Compressed Files
  • Format: Zip

What is an .XAPK file?

.XAPK file extension has been classified as Compressed Files. The format of .XAPK file is Zip

.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.

List of all softwares that can open the Compressed Android Package File
Pure APK Install

How to Open .XAPK file on different platforms

Open .XAPK File on Windows

  • Right-click a .XAPK
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .XAPK file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .XAPK files" Press "Ok"

Open .XAPK File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .XAPK file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .XAPK File on Linux

Right click on the .XAPK file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .XAPK File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .XAPK file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .XAPK File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .XAPK files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .XAPK files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .XAPK files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .XAPK file format
  2. You need to check the .XAPK file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)