Sometimes installing a different operating system on Windows or macOS and any other PC is just like a fun. It’s the best opportunity for developers who test different OS to check out there interface look. Due to the release date of Android 11 “R” in the previous article, I had prepared for the installation of Android 11 “R” on Android Studio on Windows 10 PC. I was curious to test Android 11 on Android Studio on macOS PC. Therefore, lots of effort I am successful to do that. In fact, Android 11 “R” is in preview mode but again it much interesting to use on our PC. Android 11 is having many features than the previous version of Android.
What Android Studio used for? Android Studio was the first project that started at Google Inc by developers. They passed this notification over the world, they faced the lacked some tools to find auto-update on. After that, they created Android Studio. Android Studio all in one developing tool for those who want to develop any App for Android. Thanks to Google that gives us the opportunity and makes an easy way to make the development environment easy for us. Android Studio with its new features is super fast super smoother performance. After updating your Android Studio to the latest version, you will see that Google added new Kotlin language on Android Studio for faster development. Android Studio’s latest version consists of several professional tools. Like SDK manager. Build tools, Emulator, and others.
How to Test any Android OS on macOS using Android Studio
However, you can install Android OS on macOS using Android Studio or Emulator. Android Studio is an open-source platform for you to test any Android OS on it without any connection to Android phones. In fact, Android Studio was built for the purposes of developers to test out Android Apps there. But it allows the users to install several Apps there. In some few clicks, you can test the following Android operating system on Android Studio Android R Preview, Android 10.0 (Q), Android 9.0 (Pie), Android 8.1 (Oreo), Android 8.0 (Oreo), Android 7 (Nougat), Android (Marshmallow), Android (Lollipop), Android (KitKat), and others.
Android Studio is an “Integrated Developments Environment” IDE which usually uses for developing Android Apps. However, while testing an operating system on Windows 10 PC or macOS PC. Mostly, we use VMware Workstation or VirtualBox called Virtual Machines. The same Android Studio itself consists of a Virtual machine Emulator that works like a Virtual machine to run any Android operating system. If you are not a developer to develop any App software on Android Studio. But at least you can test Android OS on it, that support on Google Pixel 2.
In this guide, I will walk you through how to test any Android OS on macOS using Android Studio. To get started with this you need some requirements to prepare first. When all is done so let’s get started with the installation.
- Download Android Studio for macOS
- Download SDK Tools – In case, if Android Studio faced missing of SDK tools. Then download it from here and install it with Android Studio.
Step 1. Download Android Studio
First will come first if you couldn’t find a way to download Android Studio. Then check the screenshot below for downloading the Android Studio.
In macOS open up the Safari browser, type on the search bar Android Studio and press enter. Once the Android main window opened click on Download options. In fact, the Android Studio comes for Windows, macOS, and Linux.
When the download list appeared click Mac (64-Bit) to download Android Studio dmg.
Step 2. Install Android Studio on macOS
Once you have downloaded Android Studio, double-click on dmg to extract it. When extraction completed double-click on setup, and again double-click on the Android logo to run its setup.
Wait until it should verify the Android Studio.
When the Android verified, then a notification will pop-up. That that “Android Studio is an app downloaded from the internet. Are you sure you want to open it? simply click open to launch the setup.
Choose the option “Do not import settings” then click OK.
What is Data Sharing on Android Studio? it allows Google to collect anonymous usage data for Android Studio and its related tools, features, and resources. If you want to share its data with Google then click “Send usage statistics to Google” or simply click Don’t send.
Once you clicked Don’t send it will go to Android Studio installation wizard. Simply on the first window click Next.
Choose the type of setup for Android Studio. I think the Standard setup is better for its performance, but it’s up to you. When you selected the setup type click Next.
Choose the UI theme for Android Studio and click Next.
To verify setting click Finish
After clicking finish, the Android Studio will start downloading important internal components.
Step 3. Download & install the SDK “Software Development Kit” Tools
Android SDK platform-tools are components of the Android SDK. It includes tools that interface with the Android platform, such as ADB, fast-boot, and systrace. The SDK tools required for Android App development. It also required when you needed to unlock your device Bootloader and flash it with a new system image.
- Download Android SDK Tools
To download SDK tools on Android Studio open up the Android Studio. And click on “Start a new Android Studio project”.
Now you will see that Android SDK is missing on Android Studio or corrupted, so click on Open SDK Manager.
On the Android SDK Manager window simply click OK.
An existing Android SDK was detected. The setup wizard will only download missing or outdated SDK components, click Next to continue into the next setup.
To continue into installation click Next.
Wait while the SDK should be downloaded, once it downloaded automatically starts the installation.
Now the SDK components have been successfully installed on Android Studio. To end the window click Finish.
In fact, each Android SDK platform package includes the Android platform and sources pertaining to an API level by default. Once installed, Android Studio will automatically check for updates. Check show package details to display individual SDK components. And each SDK platform contains separate Android OS check the box of operating system then click OK.
In this step, you need to confirm changes by clicking OK.
Agree to the terms and conditions of the Software Development Kit then click Next.
Wait for to download SDK path
Once the download completed click Finish.
Step 4. Start a New Android Studio Project on macOS
Now everything is ready for you, go ahead and follow the instruction below to start a new Android project on Android Studio on macOS PC. When the components downloaded and installed on Android Studio open up the Android Studio. And click on “Start a New Android Studio Project”.
Select the project template, you can choose the following template, Phone & Tablet, Wear OS, TV, Automative. Android Things. For Android 11 or Android older versions of Android choose “No Activity” and click Next.
Now to configure your project check the below screenshot.
Once you entered the Android Studio main window then click on Install a shell script formatter.
Once installed click on the top bar on the Android logo for creating a virtual machine.
Click on Create Virtual Devices.
Choose the hardware device for Android, then click Next.
Choose the following Android OS which you want to run on Android Studio on macOS.
Agree to the terms and conditions of Android OS and click Next.
The Android OS size is 1GB wait when it should be downloaded.
When the Android OS succeeds click Finish.
Choose the system image which you have downloaded then click Next.
Verify the configuration by selecting an AVD name, and click Finish.
That’s it the Android OS is ready on Android Studio on macOS PC. To start Android OS click the play button.
That’s all about how to Test any Android OS on macOS using Android Studio. I hope you have gotten something from reading this article. Furthermore, if you faced any kind of problem feels free to share with me below in the comment section. In addition, if you think the article was useful for you then share it with your friends on social networks.