How to send apps from Android to Android using Google Play Store

It is extremely convenient to head to Google Play Store to download an app or game you are looking for, as long as you have enough data to spare. But what if you need an app urgently from one of your friends or colleagues, but you don’t have a strong connection. We often face such issues in remote areas, and when we get a new handset, where all our favorite apps are installed on the old one. 

In all such situations, it is easier to send apps from Android to Android, either through Wi-Fi, which is fast, or Bluetooth which is relatively slower but can still get the job done. That said, today on InkedFreedom, I will talk about how to send apps from Android to Android that can help you transfer files from one phone to another, phone to tablet, and there are a handful of use-case scenarios.

While it was previously possible to share Android apps using some third-party apps, you can use the Google Play Store to share apps now, and I will discuss how here. 

Send apps from Android to Android easily and offline

Open Google Play Store on your first handset, i.e., the handset from which you want to send the apps.

Once there, tap on the profile icon, and hence tap on 'Manage apps and device'. 

Now tap on 'Send'

In a similar way, open Google Play Store on the second handset where you want to receive the apps after being shared. Open Google Play Store, and then go to ‘Manage apps and device’ the same way. 

Hence tap on ‘Receive’ on the receiving handset.

In the next step, select the apps that you want to send on the handset from where you want to send apps, and then tap on the send button.

Now, you will find a list of devices that are ready to receive apps.

On both devices, you will get a 4-digit code. It should be the same code on both devices. Just tap on ‘Receive’ on the receiving handset. It is an important step to send apps from Android to Android to make sure you are sending the apps to the appropriate devices.

After the apps are received on the second handset, you will get the option to install the apps. Either install all the apps or install individual apps with the self-explanatory options that are available.

Unfortunately, there is no way here to save the APK files for future use if you send apps from Android to Android in this way. So, you either have to install the apps right away or discard them. Maybe Google doesn't want users to keep a copy of the apps, maybe to prevent the misuse of such apps by users, if the APK files are stored in the internal memory. This process uses Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to send apps.

So, that’s all about how to send apps from Android to Android. Do you have any questions? Feel free to comment on the same below.