How to Install and Set up Android Studio on Windows?

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Based on JetBrains’ IntelliJ IDEA software, Android Studio is the official IDE (Integrated Development Environment) for developing Android apps. Among the many fantastic features that Android Studio offers to increase productivity when creating Android apps are:

  • An integrated setting where developers may work on all Android devices
  • Utilise Modifications to push resource and code updates to the active application without forcing it to restart
  • An adaptable build system based on Gradle
  • A quick and robust emulator
  • You can import sample code and construct common app features with the help of GitHub and Code template integration.
  • extensive frameworks and tools for testing
  • Support for NDK and C++
  • Integrated support for Google Cloud Platform, which facilitates the integration of App Engine and Google Cloud Messaging, among many other features.
  • gives access to GUI tools that make the less exciting aspects of developing apps easier.
  • Simple connection with “Firebase,” a real-time database.

System Requirements

  • Microsoft Windows 7/8/10 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • 4 GB RAM minimum, 8 GB RAM recommended (plus 1 GB for the Android Emulator) 
  • 2 GB of available disk space minimum, 4 GB recommended (500 MB for IDE plus 1.5 GB for Android SDK and emulator system image)
  • 1280 x 800 minimum screen resolution

Installation Guide

Step 1: Head over to this link to get the Android Studio executable or zip file. 

Step 2: Click on the Download Android Studio Button. 

Click on the “I have read and agree with the above terms and conditions” checkbox followed by the download button. 

Click on the Save file button in the appeared prompt box and the file will start downloading. 

Step 3: After the downloading has finished, open the file from downloads and run it. It will prompt the following dialog box. 

Press the “Next” button. It will ask for a route for installation in the upcoming prompt. After selecting a route, press next.

Step 4: The installation will begin, and after it’s finished, it will resemble the picture below.

Click on next.

Step 5: If Android Studio was previously installed, a prompt will appear asking if the old settings should be imported before selecting “Finish.” Selecting the “Don’t import Settings option” is preferable.

Click the OK button. 

Step 6: This will start the Android Studio. 

Meanwhile, it will be finding the available SDK components.

Step 7: After it has found the SDK components, it will redirect to the Welcome dialog box. 

Click on Next

Choose Standard and click on Next. Now choose the theme, whether the Light theme or the Dark one. The light one is called the IntelliJ theme whereas the dark theme is called Dracula. Choose as required. 

Click on the Next button. 

Step 8: Now it is time to download the SDK components. 

Click on Finish. Components begin to download let it complete.

The Android Studio has been successfully configured. Now it’s time to launch and build apps. Click on the Finish button to launch it. 

Step 9: Click on Start a new Android Studio project to build a new app. 

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