1. Welcome to Android Studio Screen

First, open Android Studio. You should see this window. Go ahead and click Start a new Android Studio Project. An Android Studio Project typically means the code and files for one Android Application.

For Android Studio 1.4 and newer, use the defaults shown here:

Depending on your computer speed it might take a minute to set up your project. Go ahead and get some tea or do a stretch.

Running into Errors?

Don’t panic! Lots of students have had issues with downloading Android Studio so you are not alone. To help you can try:

  1. Troubleshooting Document is a growing document that lists solutions to common problems that students run in to.
  2. The forums are a great resource and can be accessed by clicking the Discussion Topics link next to the video you’re having trouble with.

    We’ll be looking at the forums and updating the troubleshooting document based of discussions there. When you post make sure to:

    • Include the error message or a screenshot of the problem you are seeing.
    • To take a screenshot, use the keys Command-Shift-4 on a Mac or the Screenshot key on a Windows machine. Then upload using the image upload button in the forums:
Access the "Forums" from the "Resources" tab in the Classroom

Access the “Forums” from the “Resources” tab in the Classroom

To help with troubleshooting, remember to include the error message or a screenshot when posting about a problem

To help with troubleshooting, remember to include the error message or a screenshot when posting about a problem

  • Note If you post about a problem and later solve it, share your experience on the forum. It could help others!

3. Google is a great tool for troubleshooting. Copy the exact error message you’re getting and search for it. Try adding Android to the search terms if just Googling the error message isn’t working.

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