How to Download and Install Android Studio on Windows

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This is a complete guide on how to download and install Android Studio on Windows.


We’ve got a lot to cover, so let’s get started.

What is Android Studio?

Android Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE). It provides tools for building apps on every type of Android device.

Android Studio is maintained and developed by Google and JetBrains.

Step #1: Download

Head over to the Android Studio downloads release page.

Check your windows bit version and click on the corresponding link:

  • For 32-bit =
  • For 64-bit = android-studio-ide-X.X-windows.exe

For 64-bit, make sure to choose the Recommended version which is an exe file.

In this tutorial, we will work with the 64-bit version.

At the time of writing the latest stable Android Studio release was version: 173.4907809.

android studio latest release page

Enable the checkbox to accept the terms and conditions.

Click on the Download Android Studio for Windows button to start the download.

android studio terms conditions

Now, wait for the download to complete.

Step #2: Install

Open the location of the downloaded executable.

android studio downloaded installer

Double-click it to run the installer.

On Windows 10 a pop-up window will appear: The app you're trying to install isn't a verified app from the Store

Click on Install anyway.

windows 10 install app not in store

The Android Studio installer will start. Click Next.

android studio installer start

You can choose the components you want to install. Keep the default settings and click next.

android studio installer choose components

You can change the installation location by clicking on the Browse.. button.

In this example, we keep the default install location of C:\Program Files\Android\Android Studio.

Click Next.

android studio installer installation location

Keep the default Start Menu Folder.

Click Install to start the installation.

android studio installer start menu

The Android Studio installation will now start.

A progress bar shows the various steps that are executed.

android studio installer progress

Once the installation is complete, click Next.

android studio installer complete

Click Finish to complete the setup. Android Studio will now launch.

android studio installer finish

Step #3: Setup

Before you can use Android Studio you need to configure it.

A pop-up appears that allows you to import existing settings from a custom location.

In this guide, we will apply the default settings. To do this select the Do not import settings radio button and click OK.

android studio setup complete installation

A welcome screen appears. Click Next.

android studio setup wizard

Keep the Standard install type that is selected by default.

Click Next.

android studio setup install type

Select the UI theme you prefer and click Next.

android studio setup select ui theme

An overview of the different components that are going to be configured is shown.

Click Finish to start the setup.

android studio setup verify settings

The Android Studio configuration will now start.

A progress bar shows the details of the various steps that are performed.

Note that this can take a while depending on your download speed.

android studio setup progress

Click Finish to complete the Android Studio configuration.

android studio setup finish

Once the setup is complete, Android Studio will launch and a welcome screen appears.

android studio welcome

Congratulations, you have installed Android Studio on Windows 10!

Now go ahead and build your first app.

Have fun coding!

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