Android Studio is the official and the most used IDE (Integrated Development Environment) among Android developers for Android app development. Android studio is powered by IntelliJ IDEA which provides it with the powerful code editor and developing tools. On top of IntelliJ based IDE, Android studio offers its own enhanced features which mainly includes: flexible Gradle-based build system which helped you to develop apps for all Android devices; an fast Emulator integrated so developers can create a virtual device to test their apps on different devices and Android version, and which also helps the users who cannot afford to have an android device; an instant run feature that provides real-time changes in your application along with many more other features that simplifies your Android App development. So in this article, I will walk you through each step to install Android Studio in Windows 10.
Before we start with the stepwise guide, there are some requirements that you should preserve to install Android Studio in Windows 10.
- Make sure you have Java8/11 installed in your Windows 10
- Your PC should have Internet connection throughout the process
- Your PC should have at least 4 GB RAM (8 GB recommended)
- You PC should be running Windows 10 (32 or 64 bit)
- Your PC should have a minimum of 1366×768 screen resolution
- Your PC should have at least 2 GB space on your hard-drive
Step 1: Download Android Studio
Open up a browser and visit https://developer.android.com/studio/ Android studio official website to download its latest version as shown above. Simply click on the DOWNLOAD ANDROID STUDIO button to start the download as highlighted above.
After clicking on the button a Terms and Conditions dialog box will pop up. Make sure to checkmark the checkbox as highlighted above, now click on the Download Android Studio For Windows Button as highlighted above.
Step 2: Install Android Studio
After the download is complete, open up the installer file to start the setup wizard of Android Studio as shown above.
From the Setup wizard, click on the Next button of the Welcome phase to proceed as shown above.
In the Choose Components phase, make sure to checkmark the Android Virtual Device Checkbox to install it along with Android Studio. AVD (Android Virtual Device) is the configuration of virtual devices used in Android Studio’s emulator. Now simply click on the Next> button to proceed.
In the Install Locations Phase, it is recommended to leave the location as default or you can change the location by clicking on the Browse button if you know what you are doing. Now simply click on the Next> button to proceed.
In the Choose Start Menu Folder, leave everything as default and make sure that Android Studio is the default selected option as shown above. You can checkmark the “Do not create shortcut” checkbox if you don’t want to create Android Studio shortcut in the Start Menu. Now simply click the Install button as highlighted above.
In the Installing phase, wait until the installation process is complete as shown above.
After Installation is completed, click on the Next button as highlighted above.
In the Completing Android Studio Setup phase, make sure to checkmark the “Start Android Studio” checkbox to open up the Android Studio directly after closing the setup. Now, simply click on the Finish button to close the setup wizard as shown above.
Step 3: Configure Android Studio
After closing the installation setup, Android Studio will launch up some prior settings before starting.
In the Complete Installation phase, make sure to select the “Do not import settings” radio button and then click on the OK button as highlighted above.
Now wait until the Android Studio Downloads and install some important SDK components as shown above.
Now in the Android Studio’s welcome phase, click on the Next button to proceed as shown above.
In the Install Type Phase, choose the type of setup you want for your Android Studio:
- Standard type: This is the recommended option for the users who are not familiar with Android Studio’s components. Select this option to let Android Studio install the common settings and options.
- Custom type: Select this option if you’re familiar with Android studio components to customize Android Studio.
We recommend you to select the Standard option and then click on the Next button to proceed.
In the Select UI Theme, click on the preferred Theme’s radio button to select the Android Studio UI (user interface) theme and then click on the Next button as highlighted above.
In the SDK Components Setup phase, make sure to checkmark the “Performance (Intel HAXM)” and let the Android SDK location to be selected as default as highlighted above. Now click on the Next button as shown above.
In the Verify Settings phase, you can see the list of all the current Settings and components that are about to be included in the Android Studio. Now simply click on the Finish button as highlighted above.
Now you have to wait until the setup wizard download and install the components for Android studio. After the installation is complete, Android Studio will launch up automatically.
That’s it! Hope this article helped you install Android Studio in Windows 10. If you have any confusion or faced any difficulty following the instructions, please let us know in the comment section below.