How to Duplicate an App on Android

Kyle Wood

Android, Tutorials

Are you looking to duplicate an app on your Android device? Whether you want to create a backup or simply have multiple versions of the same app, duplicating an app can be a useful feature. In this tutorial, we will walk you through the steps to duplicate an app on Android.

Step 1: Enable Unknown Sources

Before we begin, please note that duplicating apps is not a built-in feature of Android. To accomplish this, we will need to download and install a third-party app. But first, we need to enable installation from unknown sources:

  • Step 1.1: Open the Settings app on your Android device.
  • Step 1.2: Scroll down and tap on “Security” or “Privacy.”
  • Step 1.3: Look for the option labeled “Unknown sources” and toggle it on.

Step 2: Download and Install ‘Parallel Space’

In order to duplicate apps, we will be using an app called Parallel Space. Here’s how you can download and install it:

  • Step 2.1: Open the Google Play Store on your Android device.
  • Step 2.2: Tap on the search bar at the top and type in “Parallel Space.”
  • Step 2.3: Tap on the Parallel Space app from the search results.4: Tap on “Install” and wait for the installation process to complete.

Step 3: Duplicate an App

Now that we have Parallel Space installed, let’s proceed with duplicating an app:

  • Step 3.1: Open the Parallel Space app from your app drawer.
  • Step 3.2: Tap on the “Start” button to begin the setup process.3: Grant the necessary permissions for Parallel Space to function properly.4: Tap on the “Add App” button and select the app you want to duplicate.5: Wait for Parallel Space to clone the selected app.


If you want to duplicate multiple apps, simply repeat Step 3.4, and Parallel Space will create separate copies of each selected app.

Your Duplicated App is Ready!

Congratulations! You have successfully duplicated an app on your Android device using Parallel Space. The duplicated app will now appear on your home screen or in your app drawer, depending on your device’s settings.

You can use the duplicated app just like any other installed app on your device. Keep in mind that any changes or updates made within the duplicated app will not affect the original version.

Duplicating apps can be a convenient way to separate work and personal accounts or test different configurations without interfering with your main setup. Enjoy exploring the possibilities!

In Conclusion

Duplicating apps on Android is not natively supported, but with third-party apps like Parallel Space, it becomes a straightforward process. By following the steps outlined in this tutorial, you can easily duplicate any app on your Android device and enjoy the benefits of having multiple versions at your disposal.

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