The process to run Android apps requires installing WSA on Windows 11. If you do not have it already installed, follow these instructions in the provided link and continue with the steps below.

Sideload Android apps on Windows 11

To sideload Android apps on Windows 11 through the WSA platform, use these steps: Once you complete the steps, the Android app will install on Windows 11, and it’ll be available from the Start menu like any other app.

In the command, change the path with the location where you extracted the files. In the command, change the IP address corresponding to your WSA instance.

In the command, specify the name of the apk package you downloaded from another source and want to install on Windows 11. Also, the .apk file should be stored in the platform-tools folder to work. If you want to uninstall the app, right-click the app from the Start menu, and select the Uninstall button. Before installing Android apps on Windows 11, you first need to install the Windows Subsystem for Android. However, virtualization needs to be enabled on the motherboard’s firmware before adding the platform. If you don’t have this feature enabled, check your computer manufacturer to find the specific details to complete this task. In addition, you have to enable the Virtual Machine Platform on the Windows Features page. You can turn on this by opening Start, searching for “Turn Windows features on or off” and clicking the top result. Then check the Virtual Machine Platform option, click the OK button, and restart the computer. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.