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You probably use a lot of apps, but sometimes one instance of an phầm mềm isn’t enough. If you have an game android phone, you can “clone”—or duplicate—apps. There are a few reasons why you might want to vày this.
Why “Clone” an App?
The most common reason for cloning or duplicating game android apps is using multiple accounts. These days, more apps support signing in with multiple accounts, but there are still plenty of holdouts. Snapchat và WhatsApp are two popular examples.
When you clone an app, you’re creating an identical copy that can be used independently. That means you can sign in with one tài khoản on one version & a different tài khoản on another. Even if the tiện ích does tư vấn multiple accounts, you may find it easier khổng lồ switch between them this way.
You could also clone an phầm mềm to create a separate version for a child or anyone else that uses your apk device. The cloning tiện ích we’ll be using also allows you to lớn change the name of the ứng dụng if that’s something you’re interested in doing.
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How to lớn Duplicate app android Apps
We’ll be using an app android app called “App Cloner” lớn accomplish this. The ứng dụng is not available in the Google Play Store, but it can be easily downloaded from the developer’s website and sideloaded on your device.
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Once installed, mở cửa the tiện ích Cloner & select the phầm mềm you would like to duplicate.
There are a number of things you can vày to differentiate the cloned app from the original. First, give the ứng dụng a different name.
Next, you can tweak the look of the icon, either by changing the màu sắc or by rotating it. Tiện ích Cloner has a bunch of other options that you should explore, but for the purposes of this guide, we’ll stop here.
After you’ve made your customizations, tap the clone icon at the top.
Depending on the app you’re cloning, you may see a message about functionality issues. Not all apps will work correctly after being cloned. Tap “Continue.”
While the phầm mềm is being cloned, you may also see more warnings. Let the cloning process finish.
Once the cloning is finished, you can select “Install App.” You will also need khổng lồ give phầm mềm Cloner permission to sideload apps first.
The game android APK installer will appear with the new ứng dụng name and icon you created. Tap “Install” khổng lồ finish.
Now you can mở cửa the newly cloned app và (hopefully) use it lượt thích normal. Again, keep in mind that this will not work with every app.
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That’s it! You may not have a ton of uses for this functionality, but for those few cases, it’s an extremely handle tool to have at your disposal. Sometimes, just having two versions of the same app opens up your productivity.
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