I would like to know how to configure IIS 7.0 to allow the download of APK files?

I found an article which tells me to add a new MIME type:

File Name Extension: .apk

MIME Type: application/vnd.android.package-archive

Because In IIS there needs to be a MIME type added to allow IIS to support the .APK file type.

Is this all that is needed?

Thanks for any replies


Generally, adding a new MIME type should be all that's required:

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    Generally, true. Annoyingly, type wasn't included in your "answer". – Adam Plocher Oct 20 '15 at 21:40
  • how is this the accepted answer? – Jeff Woodard May 8 '17 at 18:24
  1. Open the Internet Information Service (IIS) Manager -> Properties
  2. Click MIME types
  3. New -> type Extension ".apk" and MIME type "application/vnd.android.package-archive"
  4. Click Ok and Apply
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    andrOId, not andrIOd – Pierre Feb 28 '15 at 18:06
  • Pierre, Thx correct me and updated – TimLau Apr 1 '15 at 7:36

Add this to the web.config:

     <mimeMap fileExtension="apk" mimeType="application/vnd.android.package-archive" />

Using the method above doesn't require the MIME type to be set in IIS, just add the static content in your web.config file, as mentioned by Igor

  • <div> <asp:HyperLink ID="HyperLink1" runat="server" NavigateUrl="~/android-debug-unaligned.apk">Download</asp:HyperLink> </div> – Ridwaan Maharaj Jan 19 '17 at 17:50
  • web.config = <staticContent> <mimeMap fileExtension="apk" mimeType="application/vnd.android.package-archive" /> </staticContent> </system.webServer> – Ridwaan Maharaj Jan 19 '17 at 17:51

a better option is to use the MIME of a Zip file, since an apk is actually a zip file and is IIS knows it.

for me worked just fine with a server with Windows 10 Anniversary.

  • Is there some config (or pointers) you could share? – iwaseatenbyagrue Mar 4 '17 at 12:43

Extension : .apk

Type MIME : application/octet-stream

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