Want to share some Android apps with your family or friends? You can use a free wireless transfer app, such as SHAREit, Zapya. Both can help Android users share apps across devices easily and quickly. We prefer Zapya as SHAREit has annoying ads. Zapya support file transfer over WiFi, WiFi direct and hotspot. You can use it to send files from one device to another with or without internet. File transfer via mobile hotspot is an ideal solution when you are on the go without Wi-Fi. It allows two devices to connect directly, peer-to-peer, without a wireless router in the middle. It doesn’t consume your cellular data. Today, we will discuss how to share apps between Android mobile phones through personal hotspot using this free file sharing app. Get this file sharing app for Android here before we get started.
Connect both phones via hotspot
Launch Zapya app on your phone, tap Transfer button at the bottom to open the Connect to Share screen. Then tap Create Group, you will get the Group Name, Password and a QR code.
Run Zapya on the other phone, tap Scan button in the top right corner, then point your camera to the first phone to scan the QR code on it. This will establish connection between them.
Share Android apps between two phones
You can then go to the App tab in Zapya to select any apps and send them to the other phone. On the receiving device, tap the Transfer history from the top right section to view all sent and received files and apps from there. You can then tap the Install button to install a received app on your phone from there.
Allow installation of apps from unknown sources
Since the apps are downloaded from other mobile phones, you have to jump into the Settings to allow installation of apps from unknown sources. Otherwise the installation will be blocked by the system. See how to allow installation of apps downloaded from third-party sources on LG mobile, just as an example.