Use P2P to share & update apps with friends offline

You can share or update apps with friends while you’re offline, without using mobile data, by using peer-to-peer (P2P) sharing apps.

What you need

To share apps with a friend or update apps offline, you need a P2P sharing app like ShareIt or Xender.
You can’t share apps while offline in South Africa or South Korea.

Share apps with a friend

  1. On your phone, open your sharing app. 
  2. On their phone, have your friend open the same sharing app. 
  3. Follow the app’s instructions to connect with your friend’s phone.
  4. On your phone, select the apps you want to share.
  5. Tap Send.

When your friend receives the apps, they should:

  1. Select the apps.
  2. Tap Install selected.

Share a newer version of an app with a friend

Important: You can only update apps that you and your friend both have. If one of you doesn’t have the app, you can’t update it but you can share it using the instructions above.
  1. On your phone, open your sharing app. 
  2. On their phone, have your friend open the same sharing app. 
  3. Follow the app’s instructions to connect with your friend’s phone.
  4. On both phones, tap Update Apps and then Update.
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