Delete APK Files

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Jan 27, 2019, 6:54:16 PM via Website

My antivirus software (McAfee) is recommending that I delete all APK files to "save space".
I don't know much about APK files or Android ops. I understand that APK files deliver/install apps on my phone.
Is it okay to delete the APK once the app is installed & running? Or does the app still depend on the APK for proper operation?
Thanks for your patience and support for an "old guy"

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Jan 27, 2019, 9:10:34 PM via Website

If the app was installed in that apk, when you uninstall the apk you will probably uninstall the app also! (But I'm not 100% sure about that)
I have a suggestion, in play store there is a app called Master Sweep!
This app is used to uninstall unused and obsolete apk pack's. It will scan your apps and files and remove the ones that are not being used and are not nessary.
You might want to look into it!

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Jan 30, 2019, 12:16:49 AM via Website

Its totally safe, it will delete only apk from GP or installed by you... so its totaly safe.

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Feb 18, 2019, 8:30:34 AM via Website

you can delete apk file after installing also you can use google photo to free your space on phone

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May 2, 2019, 11:56:23 AM via Website

haha, it's safe for sure. You can delete it and it won't affect your installed app. In case you want to update or reinstall the app, you can download apk file via

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Dec 4, 2019, 7:43:59 AM via Website

you can easily download them again on techbigs