There are numerous Operating systems available for techies/ computer users, and not all of them have gained the same popularity. A few of the OS, which have attained enormous popularity, are iOS for Apple products, Android OS from Google, Windows from Microsoft & MAC OS for Apple Computers.
Innumerable apps are available on the Google Play store. You can download & install an apk file from the Google Play store directly. In the Google Play store, you can find multiple apps related to a single niche [functionality].
As we are dealing with the steps to convert the .exe file to Apk, we will limit ourselves to this topic. Before getting about the steps to convert the .exe file to Apk, let us know about “.exe files” & “APK”.
This section is for people who are not knowledgeable of / have incomplete knowledge of what .exe or apk files are. If you have a much understanding of an exe & Apk, you can simply skip this & move ahead.
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What is an EXE File?
EXE: Executable. If you notice a file with a .exe extension, you can administer and run it on a windows computer. Apart from Windows, operating systems that support the .exe file format are ReactOS, MSDOS, Open VMS, etc.
You don’t need another application or software to open an exe file. By default, Windows can manage the .exe file, once you double-click on the file or run it.
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What is APK?
In general, APK Stands for Android Package Kit. Related to an exe file for windows PC, Apk for Android. You can download & install apk files on your Android Phone.
If you are installing an app from the Google play store, you won’t see any backend information or procedure i.e. file format you are installing, etc.
If you are looking for a third-party app [not on the Google Play store], then you have to download the apk file & you have to install it manually by giving the permissions from your end on the device.
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Why Convert EXE to APK?
I Hope, now your understanding of an exe & apk file is a little bit better than before.
Now the main question arises is “Why is it necessary to Convert to EXE file to Apk ?”.
Some People / Techies want to know different ways to install apps [cross-platform] on their mobile [out of curiosity] and learn how they are working.
I have seen on many blogs that “Few Games/apps which are not available on Google Play store / Apk version can be converted from exe version which is available for Windows PC”.
But that’s not true.
Anyway, without further ado, let’s see how to convert the best Windows PC Software to apk version and install it on your Android Phone. We have gathered the 2 best ways to convert an exe file to apk file with ease.
How to Convert EXE to APK format? [Different Ways] online exe to apk converter online
online exe to apk converter
Before starting the conversion process, let me explain to you a few things.
- Make sure you are using the latest version of the Operating System on your PC.
- Android Phone with the latest version of OS [ 4.4 or above ]
- You cannot transform Windows Software / Games / Programs which need a huge memory. It is not possible.
There are several third apps available on the internet through which you can easily convert an exe file to Apk. But the app which you are going to download and install on your phone is trustworthy? If the answer to the above question is YES, then you can use it simply.
After reading many articles related to exe to apk converters, we came to a result i.e. we cannot simply trust an application from an unknown source and use it in converting exe to apk.
One tool which has received decent reviews from users is “Change MY Software”. I have noticed on many blogs and forums regarding “Change My Software exe to apk converter” and even I have tried it personally. I am satisfied with its performance and its ability to port exe to apk version.
Change My Software: EXE to APK Converter
We are going to take Exe to the Apk Converter tool named “Change my software” to perform this task. Let’s see the step-by-step procedure
- The most important & initial step is to download the latest version of the exe to apk converter tool online free i.e. Change my software 10 edition on your Windows PC. Here we have given you the link to download the Change My Software converter tool.
- The downloaded file will be in RAR format, so your next step is to extract it.
- Double-click on the Change My Software file to start & run it.
- Here you will see two options (a) I have a setup file and (b) I have a portable application.
- You have to select the “I have a portable application” option.
- Now take the exe Software/ program which you want to convert to Apk.
- Once the exe file is loaded onto the app, you will notice an option “CONVERT”. Click on it to start the conversion process. Wait for a few minutes. Conversion time may vary depending on the size of the exe file you have selected.
- Once the procedure is completed, you will see the “SUCCESS” message on the app.
That’s it you have successfully transformed the exe file to apk. Now you can carry this APK Converted file from your PC to your Android Phone & Install it on it.
EXE to APK Converter Online
Another simple way that doesn’t require any software to convert exe to apk is Online.
You can fulfill the task of converting exe to apk just by uploading the exe file from your Web browser.
Note: We have checked too many sites that claim themselves as “EXE to APk Converter Online”. None of them is in working condition.
So we will update this space once we find an authentic & efficient website that perfectly converts exe files to apk online.
Is it Possible to Convert Apk to Exe?
Converting an exe file to apk is very complicated as there are insufficient options and most of them are not working, apart from the application discussed above.
But installing an Apk file onto the Windows platform is very easy and millions of people are performing this around the world.
“Android Emulators” are there to serve the purpose. You can install any apk file on your Windows PC using Android Emulator. There are many Android Emulators available on the web and the Bluestacks App player is a pioneer among them with huge popularity.
We will see more about Android Emulators in our coming articles.
We have performed our best to deliver you legitimate information on how to convert exe to apk format, and the tools required to convert exe file to apk.
If you have any doubts & suggestions on changing the exe to apk file, then please do let us know in the comments section.
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