Export. You can see a complete breakdown of what is inside your APK file. You're basically given an XML with all the important How to extract APK files from Android Studio You can extract APK files from your device, such as by using the handy Android Studio tool named scanner. APK Analyzer is a great tool that lets you extract files directly from your Android apps. For example, if you install a tool called scanner on your Android device to extract all the APK files in a specific folder (like com.android.launcher), scanner will save all the APK files found inside the directory com.android.launcher in your external folder If you extract the above APK files, they will be stored inside their own folder, in the following folder structure; Inside android.sdk/extras/com.android.launcher/apk/ com.android.launcher/apk.1.1.0 com.android.launcher/apk.1.0.1 com.google.launcher.permission.WRITE_APK_PACKAGES com.google.android.gms/u 0.0.0.0/app/ com.google.android.launcher/apk/ com.google.android.launcher.permission.RECEIVE_PACKAGES However, this doesn't mean you shouldn't remove the APKs from your Android device; in fact, deleting and reinstalling the APK files can help you to get the most benefit from you APKs. How to use apkscanner is a tool built into Android Studio. It works with Android Studio's built-in File Manager to help you extract APK files from your Android device and backup or move them to your external folder or to the cloud. APK Analyzer's settings dialog allows you to customize the output files it will write to and save the generated files in a specific folder. Scanner can be activated from the Android Studio menu, Build → Analyze... under the main APK package name. Here you'll be able to view and use scanner as described above.