“The package conflicts with an existing package by the same name” is very common among the Android users. This error occurs when you try to install or side-load an APK file on your Android device. Most of the times it’s because your phone has the same application already installed whilst you try to install the same application’s new APK. Therefore, the most obvious fix would be to uninstall the app and then try to install the new APK. This fix works for a majority of users. However, sometimes it doesn’t work and even after uninstalling the app users still, face the “The package conflicts with an existing package by the same name” error. The guide is fully updated with the latest 2019 November solution.
Well if you are here because the error won’t go then you are in the right place. Because in this post we will tell you how to fix the “The package conflicts with an existing package by the same name” error. This is a simple workaround which works perfectly. No, third app or root or anything is required. Just follow below mentioned simple steps and say goodbye to the error and install whichever APK you want to install.
How To Fix The Package Conflicts With An Existing Package By The Same Name Error
- First of all, Disable any lock screen security and pin code on your phone.
- Next, add APK shortcut to the home screen.
- Now reboot your device.
- Once your device is up and you see anything on the screen. Quickly tap on the APK shortcut to initialize the installation.
1. Install APK Editor from Play Store
2. Open the app and tap on Select APK (1st option)
3. Choose the APK you want to install and tap on Common Edit.
4. Tap install location and change from default to Internal Only.
5. Wait until it’s edited and try installing the apk.
That’s it! Your APK is installed now. Also, check out below video to see this workaround in action. Please let us know in the comments if it worked for you.