Setting up a virtual device (Emulator) & Owned device for app testing

  1. In Android Studio, Navigate to Tools > AVD Manager

  2. Click "Create Virtual Device" (bottom left)

  3. Choose a device your want to emulate such as: Pixel 3 and click next

  4. in System Image dialog in the recommended tab choose the latest release

  5. Click Download next to the android version you choose

  6. Accept the default settings click finish and your ready to start.

  • Select Run > Run 'app' or click the green arrow icon next to your selected device name in the top right corner, use the red square to stop the application from its running state.

  • You should now see your new mobile emulator displaying your app

This should be how your Newley created app should look

Android Studio Status Bar Messages:

  1. Gradle build running

  2. Waiting for target device to come online

  3. installing APK

  4. Launching activity

Run your app on your own device

  • Enable USB Debugging on your device

    1. Open your device settings > About phone > tap Build Number seven times

    2. Go back to settings & Developer options should appear at the bottom of the list click Developer Options

    3. Click "Enable USB Debugging"

  • Connect your phone to your computer via USB or USB-C cable

    1. Once you connect your device you should see a pop up message asking to agree to allow USB Debugging click allow

    2. In Android Studio Click Run Select your personal device as the Deployment Target and click OK your app should now run on your device.