Install Android Studio

Set up Android Studio in just a few clicks. First, download the latest version of Android Studio.

Windows

To install Android Studio on Windows, follow these steps:

  • If you downloaded an .exe file (recommended), double-click to launch it.

  • If you downloaded a .zip file:

    1. Unpack the .zip.
    2. Copy the android-studio folder into your Program Files folder.
    3. Open the android-studio > bin folder.
    4. Launch studio64.exe (for 64-bit machines) or studio.exe (for 32-bit machines).
    5. Follow the Setup Wizard in Android Studio and install any recommended SDK packages.

The following video shows each step of the setup procedure for the recommended .exe download:

As new tools and other APIs become available, Android Studio notifies you with a pop-up. To manually check for updates, click Help > Check for Update.

Mac

To install Android Studio on your Mac, follow these steps:

  1. Launch the Android Studio DMG file.
  2. Drag and drop Android Studio into the Applications folder, then launch Android Studio.
  3. Choose whether to import previous Android Studio settings, then click OK.
  4. Complete the Android Studio Setup Wizard, which includes downloading the Android SDK components that are required for development.

The following video shows each step of the recommended setup procedure:

As new tools and other APIs become available, Android Studio notifies you with a pop-up. To manually check for updates, click Android Studio > Check for Updates.

Linux

To install Android Studio on Linux, follow these steps:

  1. Unpack the .zip file you downloaded to an appropriate location for your applications, such as within /usr/local/ for your user profile or /opt/ for shared users.

    For a 64-bit version of Linux, first install the required libraries for 64-bit machines.

  2. To launch Android Studio, open a terminal, navigate to the android-studio/bin/ directory, and execute studio.sh.
  3. Select whether you want to import previous Android Studio settings, then click OK.
  4. Complete the Android Studio Setup Wizard, which includes downloading the Android SDK components that are required for development.

Tip: To make Android Studio available in your list of applications, select Tools > Create Desktop Entry from the Android Studio menu bar.

Required libraries for 64-bit machines

If you are running a 64-bit version of Ubuntu, you need to install some 32-bit libraries with the following command:

sudo apt-get install libc6:i386 libncurses5:i386 libstdc++6:i386 lib32z1 libbz2-1.0:i386

If you are running 64-bit Fedora, the command is:

sudo yum install zlib.i686 ncurses-libs.i686 bzip2-libs.i686

The following video shows each step of the recommended setup procedure:

As new tools and other APIs become available, Android Studio notifies you with a pop-up. To manually check for updates, click Help > Check for Update.

Chrome OS

To install Android Studio on Chrome OS, follow these steps:

  1. Install Linux for Chrome OS.
  2. Open the Files app and locate the DEB package in the Downloads folder under My files.
  3. Right-click the DEB package and select Install with Linux (Beta).

    The target file location for DEB package on Chrome OS.

    • If you have installed Android Studio before, select whether you want to import previous Android Studio settings, then click OK.
  4. Complete the Android Studio Setup Wizard, which includes downloading the Android SDK components that are required for development.

  5. Once the installation is complete, launch Android Studio from the Launcher or from the Chrome OS Linux terminal. In the default installation directory /opt/android-studio/bin/studio.sh, run studio.sh.

As new tools and other APIs become available, Android Studio notifies you with a pop-up. To manually check for updates, click Help > Check for Update.