Android : There is a problem parsing the package - Solution | Parse error

While installing an apk file in android, if you receive the error "There is a problem parsing the package" , then follow these steps to solve the issue and continue with the installation.

To solve the problem parsing the package in Android

  1. The apk file might not be fully downloaded. So, delete the existing apk file and download it again.
  2. Go to settings → Security ; Under device administration, enable Unknow sources. (to allow installation of apps from unknown sources other than google play store)
  3. Disable the antivirus software temporarily and try to install the apk now.
  4. Unlock developer options by tapping seven times on the build number. Now Go to developer options and enable usb debugging.

If these steps did not work , then it means that the apk file is not compatible for your OS version.