Create Android Virtual Device (AVD) in Android Studio

THUMB-Create Android Virtual Device (AVD) in Android Studio

20th October, 2022

As an Android developer you always need to test your app frequently. If you have a real Android device, that’s great. But sometimes your app needs to be tested on the specific Android API version or you want to check how your app perform in the different Android device. You don’t have all the real devices at the moment. Android studio makes this problem easy for you. You can create virtual device in Android Studio. They behave like real devices. In this section We will learn how to create Android Virtual device (AVD) in Android Studio.

Step 1: Open Android Virtual Device (AVD) Manager

You can open Android Virtual Device Manager from various places.

Step 2: Select a device from the list

Now click on Create Device from Device Manager tab. New popup window will open. Here you will see the list of category of Android devices. Select a device from the list and hit Next.

IMG-Select hardware profile of Android Virtual Device
Select hardware profile of Android Virtual Device

Step 3: Choose a system image based on your requirement

Now you have to choose a system image based on your requirements. The download icon indicates that the system image has not been downloaded yet.

IMG-Choose a Android Virtual Device system image based on your requirements
Choose a Android Virtual Device system image based on your requirements

Step 4: Name your device and click Finish

You can customize the AVD. Enter AVD name in Android Virtual Device and click on Finish button. Click Finish.

IMG-Customize the AVD
Customize the AVD

Step 5: Launch Android Virtual Device

Great. You have successfully created an AVD.
Let’s launch it.

IMG-Launch Android Virtual Device from Device Manager
Launch Android Virtual Device from Device Manager

Happy coding!

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