Install Android Studio
Install Android Studio
3h 39m

This course begins by downloading Android studio - make sure you watch the appropriate video depending on whether you're on Mac or Windows. Then, we'll take a tour off the Android Studio interface and see how apps are put together. You'll learn about text views, buttons, and images to build a user interface for our app, and we'll also write some code to make our apps interactive.

Then we'll move onto a practical project in which we make a temperature converter app, which converts temperatures from Fahrenheit to Celsius. You'll be able to follow, building the app, and then running it on your system.

Intended Audience

This course is intended for beginners to Android app development or anyone who wants to master coding in Kotlin.


Since this is a beginner level course, there are no requirements, but any previous experience with coding would be beneficial.


Hello and welcome back. In this video, I'll show you how to install Android Studio on a Mac. If you are using Windows, you can jump right to the next video where that is covered. To start, pull up a browser window and search for Android 11 or Android 11 SDK. So, I'm going to go in here and say Android 11 SDK and SDK stands for software development kit. If I had enter a return, there you go. Set up Android 11 SDK or you can go to Android 11 developer preview. So, all of these links are from and it will essentially get you to the same place. 

So, if I click on the first link, it's saying set up Android 11 SDK, I'll scroll down and get the latest Android Studio Preview. Now at the time of this recording, the version of Android Studio that works best with Android 11 is Android Studio Preview. For you this may be different, but basically, it says that any version of Android Studio 3.3 or higher should work, but the preview version again at the time of this recording works best. And another thing to note is Android Studio is a complete system. It allows you to both design and build your apps and you can also run them using an inbuilt emulator. So, you don't need a phone or a tablet or a smart watch or anything else. 

You can do it all from within Android Studio. So, I'm going to click on this, get Android Studio Preview. Again for you this might be Android Studio itself and I'll scroll down and right here, release candidate, I'm going to click on this; this is a stable version. Here are the terms and conditions, I'm going to agree to this and then click on 'Download Android Studio.' Now this might take a while since it's a big file, so I'll pause the video and return once the download is complete. Okay, it's done. Now, I'm going to go over to my downloads folder. Here we go, in my downloads, there it is the Android Studio zip file, so I'm going to double click on it. 

This is going to unpack and do whatever else is necessary. All right and there it is. I'm going to grab this and put it in my applications folder right there, okay. So, now to complete the installation process, what I'll do is open Android Studio and you can open it as you would any other application, you can use your LaunchPad, but what I like to do is click on 'Command Space' to bring up my spotlight search and I'll start typing Android Studio. There you go and I'll double click on this 'Android Studio.' This is going to complete the installation process. It's going to ask me if I want to open this application that's download from the internet. I'm going to say 'Open'. Now it's asking me import Android Studio settings, I'm going to say 'Do not import settings'. 

All right, so this will pull up the setup wizard and it's going to walk me through some information. This is asking about data sharing. You can send the statistics to Google if you want or you can say don't send, I'm just going to say 'Don't send' and there we go Android Studio setup wizard. And we're going to next through and try to stick to the default options as much as possible. So, I'm going to click on 'Next' here, choose the type of setup you want, standard is fine, click 'Next'. UI theme, there is dark, there is light. 

I'm going to stick to the light theme, click 'Next' and here I'm going to choose all the default SDK components that are listed here. Click on 'Finish' and this is going to complete the installation process. This might take a few minutes. So, I'm going to pause the video and return once it's complete. All right, welcome back. I wanted to pull this up because depending on your computer security system and preferences that you may have set up, it might ask you for your computer's password in order to allow the installation to continue. So, I'm going to do that here real quick, click 'Okay.' All right, and I'm going to pause again and return once it's complete. All right, and then it says system extension blocked again this is due to my security preferences in my computer. 

You may or may not get this. I'm going to open my security preferences and allow this. There we go. And it says here system software from developer Intel corporation apps was blocked from loading. I'm going to allow it. That should be enough, back here. So, now it's going to continue the process and I'll return once it's complete. Hi, welcome back. So, I got this screen that popped up after it successfully created the Android Virtual Device. So, I'm going to click on 'Finish' and that's it. It's all done. So, when it's all done for you, you should see this, Welcome to the Android Studio screen and this is where we're going to kick off our exploration of the Studio in the next video. See you there.


About the Author

Mashrur is a full-time programming instructor specializing in programming fundamentals, web application development, machine learning and cyber security. He has been a technology professional for over a decade and has degrees in Computer Science and Economics. His niche is building comprehensive career focused technology courses for students entering new, complex, and challenging fields in today's technology space.

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