Android Apps on Windows 11 PC: How to Run Android Apps on Windows 11 Without Installing the Operating System

How to Run Android Apps on Windows 11: Have you installed Windows 11 but have yet to receive Android app support? Here's what you should do.

Android Apps on Windows 11 PC: How to Run Android Apps on Windows 11 Without Installing the Operating System
How to Run Android Apps on Windows 11

Support for Android apps is one of Windows 11's most notable features. The feature is, however, still being tested. For the time being, the Windows Subsystem for Android is only accessible in the United States' Dev and Beta channels. Furthermore, only a small number of Amazon AppStore apps are available for beta testing. That means you won't be able to enjoy the same flexibility as Google Play Store users even if an Android app obtains official Windows 11 support, which is where sideloading comes in. If you have Windows 11 on your device and are eager to run Android apps, you may use this tutorial to sideload any Android software onto your Windows 11 PC.

How to Sideload Android Apps on Stable Windows 11

Here's how to use any Windows 11 machine to sideload Android apps.

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Install Windows Subsystem for Android

On your Windows 11 PC, you must first install the Windows Subsystem for the Android component. The installer package will soon be available for download from the Microsoft Store for all Windows 11 users. However, because the software is not available to stable Windows 11 users, we will have to rely on a third-party tool for the time being. Here's how you can manually install Windows Subsystem for Android on Windows 11:

1. Go to the Microsoft Store link generator online.

2. In the first and second drop-down menus, choose URL (link) and Slow, respectively.

3. Click the tick button after entering the following link in the text box:

4. Look for the installer package for Windows Subsystem for Android. It will be larger than 1GB and feature the.msixbundle extension.

5. Select the file with a right-click. Select Save link as from the drop-down option, then Save.

6. Return to the beginning. Select Run as an administrator in Windows Powershell.

7. Type the following command in the prompt: Add-AppxPackage -Path "download file's target location" (with ").

The Windows Subsystem for Android will appear in the Start menu once the installation is complete. The Amazon AppStore is also included in the package, from which you may download a number of Android apps for your Windows 11 PC. However, as I previously stated, the selection is limited, and you may be unable to install them if the Amazon AppStore is not available in your country.

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Sideload Android Apps on Windows 11

The only way to get around this problem is to sideload Android apps into Windows 11. Sideloading apps on Windows 11 now works similarly to sideloading apps on an Android device, using ADB and the Android app's APK file. If you're unfamiliar with the ADB (Android Debug Bridge), you can get a basic ADB setup from here. Now, to get back to sideloading Android apps on Windows 11, follow these steps:

1. Open the Android Settings in the Windows Subsystem for Windows.

2. Toggle the Developer mode on by scrolling down.

3. Make a note of the IP address. (If the IP address does not appear to be inaccessible, use the redirect icon next to the Files option at the top.) If the Android layer hasn't already started, this will compel it to do so. Next to the IP address choice, click the Refresh button. The IP address will now be visible.)

4. From the Start menu, select Command-Line.

5. Adb connects the copied IP address> is the command to use. Enter adb devices to see if the device appears in the List of devices attached to validate that the connection has been established.

6. On your PC, download the APK file for the Android app you want to utilise.

7. Adb install file location> is the command to use. You can also copy the file's path by dragging it over the command prompt window.

8. Enter the code. The app's icon will now appear in the Start menu.

You can use a third-party program called "WSAInstall" to install Android apps if you don't want to deal with the command line. Given that ADB is already installed on the device, this program streamlines the process of installing Android apps. If you wish to install an APK, open WSAInstall, find the APK file, and follow the on-screen instructions.

One thing to keep in mind is that the Windows Subsystem for Android is currently in beta, which means you should expect glitches and performance issues from time to time. Also, keep in mind that many apps that rely on Google services may not work.