How do I install RealVNC Viewer for Android without using the Google Play Store with an APK file?


We recommend that you download RealVNC Viewer for Android from the Google Play Store where possible, so that you can ensure you are downloading the official version and to keep your app automatically up-to-date.

Installing using an APK means you may not receive automatic updates for the RealVNC Viewer app and all updates will need to be installed manually. You can follow the Release Notes page to be notified of updates.

If you do not have access to the Google Play Store on your Android device, then you can download the APK file for RealVNC Viewer for Android using the button below.

Download RealVNC Viewer APK

  SHA-256: 2b0af1a60ccfbf7620277621e770820d98f0e1b82ffdfa32fadf3b042948c64f

Note: if you see an error message when trying to upgrade an existing version of RealVNC Viewer, please uninstall it and then try installing using the APK again. This is caused by an upgrade to our app signing certificate so an error should only happen once when trying to upgrade from an earlier version of RealVNC Viewer signed with the older signing key.

We recommend you do not download RealVNC software from unofficial sources.

Please ensure that you only download RealVNC software from the RealVNC website, the App Store, the Google Play Store or the RealVNC Help Center.

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  • Thank you for this! However, when I download it, there is no apk file in the download. Any other instructions for this?

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  • Hi Tim,

    I've just checked the links and an APK file is downloaded correctly. Which device and Android version are you using to try the download on?



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  • It is a Galaxy Samsung A7 Lite.
    Android 13
    One UI core Version 5.1

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  • Let me know if you need any other info. Thanks!

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