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[Closed] Why is my android APK so big?

My entire content folder (all my game assets and blueprints) is 4.5mb in size.

Why would my APK be 52mb?

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asked Aug 02 '14 at 04:47 PM in Packaging & Deployment

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Glenn1990
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avatar image piXelicidio Dec 18 '14 at 10:15 PM

Very sad, this kind of questions are all hardly answered... :(

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The question has been closed Jul 24 '15 at 08:23 PM by wittlief for the following reason:

Duplicate Question of https://answers.unrealengine.com/questions/70842/why-are-android-file-sizes-so-big.html#answer-263191


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answered Jul 24 '15 at 08:23 PM

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Engine resources and code, your assets are just addition to that

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answered Aug 02 '14 at 04:52 PM

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avatar image Glenn1990 Aug 02 '14 at 05:04 PM

The engine takes up that much space?

My game is extremely small, it only utilizes the GUI to produce a simple 2D game.

Androids max file size is 50mb, there's no way unreal takes up 90% of that. It would make building for android on unreal completely useless as you couldnt fit anything else on top.

avatar image Shadowriver Aug 03 '14 at 12:44 PM

Why dont you open apk with jar explorer (or whatever it use) and check what takes so much space

avatar image piXelicidio Dec 18 '14 at 10:14 PM

After finding "what takes so much space" how we know what we can delete or not? Where is documentation about this? How to discard unused content and modules?

avatar image Glenn1990 Dec 18 '14 at 10:37 PM

I never did find out the answer to this question.

If you do work out how to strip away the unnecessary items from an APK, could you post here and let me know?

Thanks.

avatar image piXelicidio Dec 18 '14 at 10:52 PM

I have bookmarked your question... I have to fight this problem soon when I get near to finish my game, if I found something I'll comeback here. regards.

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Hi @Glenn1990

Digging into the forums I found some tips from other people experience:

See here: https://forums.unrealengine.com/showthread.php?51098-reducing-apk-size&highlight=apk+size And here: https://answers.unrealengine.com/questions/70842/why-are-android-file-sizes-so-big.html

One of these guys has taken his game down to 35MB :D See it at google play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.scgames.TappyFootball

I'm not tested anything yet, came here to share first ;)

Regards, piX

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answered Dec 19 '14 at 03:36 PM

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