What is Aptoide and what's it for?

It’s one of the alternative Android application stores to Google Play with greatest user base and the largest amount of software in its catalog. It’s an alternative marketplace where we can find many applications that are also present in the Play Store but also many others that aren’t because due to different reasons they don’t comply with the search engine company’s conditions for their store.

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Opinions about Aptoide: pros and cons

Malavida’s editors have given their opinion about using Aptoide to download applications. Here is what they have to say:

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How to uninstall Aptoide

There are several different methods to uninstall Aptoide from our mobile device, each one of which is easier than the previous. Therefore, we’re now going to explain the two methods that we consider the easiest and fastest ones, and that any user can carry out:

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Is Aptoide safe?

Regarding the security of this application, we can find all sorts of different opinions. In the first place, its developers obviously guarantee that Aptoide is safe. But, of course, what else could they say? Nevertheless, if we take a look around other user opinions that we can find on the Internet, we can find comments saying totally the opposite. Let’s see what they say about this app.

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How to use Aptoide

Using Aptoide is very easy. Once you’ve downloaded and installed the app, you need to follow these simple steps:

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How to fix Aptoide if it can't download apps

When using Aptoide, we may come across the problem that it doesn’t let us download apps. Sometimes, it shows us a No Connection error message when we are connected. Once we’ve checked that both our data network and WiFi connection are working correctly, we can carry out the following steps to try to fix the problem:

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How to install Aptoide

There’s no mystery behind installing Aptoide. To do so, you’ve got two possibilities as you can install the app from Malavida or from its own official website, but in both cases you’ll get hold of exactly the same file.

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How to install Aptoide on iOS (iPhone/iPad)

The installation of Aptoide App Store on Apple’s mobile devices isn’t as easy as on Android (where you only have to enable the option to install apps from unknown sources to be able to start the installation process). Therefore, if you want to install Aptoide on your iPhone or iPad, just follow these simple steps:

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How to create your own store in Aptoide

To be able to create your own store within Aptoide, you need to register as a user and there are three options to do so:

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Which is the original Aptoide

The original Aptoide is the one you’ll find both on Malavida and on Aptoide’s official web page. You can get hold of its APK by following any of these two methods:

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Is Aptoide malware?

No, Aptoide is definitely not malware. The doubts and concerns about this alternative store to download Android applications (basically, an alternative to the official Google Play Store) are widely spread but have nothing to do with the reality behind Aptoide.

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How to update apps from Aptoide

Aptoide offers us the possibility to update the applications installed on our smartphone, including operating system apps. To do so, we only have to follow this procedure:

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How to upload applications and games to Aptoide

To be able to upload applications and games to Aptoide, we need to have created a store and installed Aptoide Uploader. These are the steps to be followed to get there:

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Is Aptoide a virus?

No, Aptoide is definitely not a virus. It’s an Android application store that you can use as an alternative to the official market, Google Play Store, and that can be installed on any device running on this mobile operating system. Thanks to the latter, you can download applications and games that you otherwise wouldn’t be able to find in the official store, as well as many other titles that can be found on both platforms. It’s an excellent way to find apps that, due to different reasons, aren’t available on Google’s market place.

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How to fix the no connection error in Aptoide

The No Connection error message in Aptoide can be fixed as follows although in the first place, we highly recommend you to check that both your data network connection and WiFi are working in perfect conditions:

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What is Aptoide TV?

Aptoide TV is the version of the store that offers applications optimized for Smart TVs and Android TV set top boxes. In other words, we can install its APK on of these devices and make the most of the Aptoide’s app catalog for these entertainment systems.

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Is Aptoide legal?

Yes, it’s totally legal. You have to remember that despite the fact that Android is owned by Google, nobody can forbid anyone from downloading applications from alternative market stores or web pages, although it is true that the North American company has tried to prevent the free installation of Aptoide in the past. Or at least that’s what its developers thought when they reported Google to the European Commission back in 2014 due to alleged unfair practices.

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