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Appium – Creating an Emulator with Android Studio

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Appium – Creating an Emulator with Android Studio

In this article, I will be explaining ‘How to create an Emulator using Android Studio’ in a step by step manner.

Pre-requisite: Android Studio should be installed and launched (Click here for step by step  instructions for installing Android Studio). Ignore, if you already have Android Studio installed in your machine.

Now, follow the below steps for creating an Emulator using Android Studio:

1) Launch Android Studio and select ‘AVD Manager’ option from ‘Tools’ Menu as shown below:

Appium - Android Studio - AVD Manager

2) Click on ‘Create Virtual Device’ button on the displayed ‘Your Virtual Devices’ screen as shown below:

Appium - Android Studio - Create Virtual Device

3) Select any mobile device model say ‘Pixel 3’ from ‘Select Hardware’ screen and click on ‘Next’ button as shown below:

Appium - Android Studio - Select Hardware for Emulator

4) Select your choice of OS version (I downloaded the latest version of Android) and click on ‘Download’ link as shown below:

Appium - Android Studio - Select OS Version for Emulator

5) Select ‘Accept’ option in the displayed ‘License Agreement’ screen and click on ‘Next’ button as shown below:

Appium - Android Studio - License Agreement for downloading Emulator

6) Android Studio will start downloading the required packages.

Appium - Android Studio - Downloading required packages Emulator

7) Once the required components got downloaded and installed, click on the ‘Finish’ button as shown below:

Appium - Android Studio - Finishing Emulator Creation

8) Click on ‘Next’ button on the displayed ‘System Image’ screen as shown below:

Appium - Android Studio - Emulator Creation - System Image Screen

9) Set a name for the Emulator (AVD Name field) and click on ‘Finish’ button as shown below:

Appium - Android Studio - Emulator Creation - AVD Name

10) Created Emulator will now be displayed under the Virtual Devices list as shown below:

Appium - Android Studio - Emulator Creation - Vitual Devices List

11) Click on ‘Play Symbol icon’ to launch the created emulator as shown below:

Appium - Android Studio - Emulator Creation - Play

12) Congratulations, you have successfully created the emulator and launched in from Android Studio as shown below:

Appium - Android Studio - Emulator Creation - Launch

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Comments (4)

  • good blog, you can also explain how to consume that emulator with appium and in automation code

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  • Hi I’m Ganesh it is nice article u can also explain the scripting part as well every one need scripting which covers regular project scenarios take those as an examples and explain thanks

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    • Yes Ganesh, we are yet to write more articles and will be covering the scenarios you mentioned for sure.

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