Why AVD Manager options are not showing in Android Studio

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Android Problem Overview

Why i'm unable to see Android Virtual Device (AVD)

I'm facing problem to create AVD in android studio, the problem is i'm unable to see any of this option Tools —> Android —> AVD Manager

below screen shot where i'm not finding Tools —> Android —> AVD Manager

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in the above screen shot you cannot find Android --> AVD Manager,Why it is not showing.

Below is my installed packages:

1. SDK Manager

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2. SDK Tools

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i'm following this link:http://www.dev2qa.com/how-to-create-android-virtual-device-avd-in-android-studio/

Android Solutions

Solution 1 - Android

I had installed Android studio and was not able to access the AVD Manager directly. I had to follow the steps as mentioned below:

  1. Created a blank project using Android Studio
  2. Once the Project is ready to use I tried open action using the shortcut ctrl+shift+a option and searched for AVD Manager AVD Manager
  3. On double clicking the AVD Manager I got a few errors in console about the missing libararies along with the link to install the neccessary dependencies. On clicking the links which was displayed with the error message few packages which were needed were installed. Once all the required packages were installed the AVD Manager icon becomes active.

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Solution 2 - Android

interesting, looks like all icon shifted to the right of toolbar. please try open actions using shortcut Ctrl + Shift + A and than type AVD Manager, is avd manager options appear like this:

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Solution 3 - Android

The only thing that worked for me (with an existing project on a fresh install of macOS) was:

"File" > "Sync Project with Gradle Files"

This was odd to me since building the project succeeded with no errors or log messages, but I couldn’t run the project and there was nothing Android in the Tools menu.

I had already tried creating a new Android project and running that. It didn't help with my existing project.

Solution 4 - Android

Here is a screenshot of me fixing this. I've encountered it many times, and it's always due to this config-related jazz:

  1. Click Event Log (bottom right)
  2. Click Configure of the Android Framework detected notification
  3. Done

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If you do this and your icon still isn't lit up, then you probably need to set up the emulator still. I would recommend investigating the SDK Manager if so.

Solution 5 - Android

On linux I have same problem - its not listed in tools.

However there is a small icon:

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Higlighted in yellow above in the top right corner of studio. It looks like a small phone with the android logo.

Solution 6 - Android

I feel so damn silly. In my case, it turns out my Android Studio had two projects, one was for my React Native app root and the other for /android. If I closed the project and opened the /android project, I could access AVD Manager again.

Example project list

Solution 7 - Android

Fixed by enabling Groovy plugin. Enabling it also enables the "SDK manager" option.

  1. Ctr + Shift + A
  2. Type "Plugins"
  3. Search for "Groovy"
  4. Enable it and restart Android Studio.

Solution 8 - Android

I found it from the icon. Please see the device icon.

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Solution 9 - Android

Should be something to do with your Platform Settings. Try the below steps

  1. Go to Project Structure -> Platform Settings -> SDKs
  2. Select available SDK's as shown in screenshots
  3. Re-start the Android Studio
  4. Android will detect the framework in the right corner. Click on it
  5. Then click ok as shown in second screenshot

SDK's Setup Frameworks

Solution 10 - Android

Follow these steps:

There could be a better way but this worked for me:

  1. Open android studio, go to preferences by clicking on the top left 'Android Studio'

  2. Search for 'avd' in the search bar. You'll see 'AVD Manager' in search results. It will be under 'Tools' folder.

  3. Click on it and it will ask you to set up a short cut. Set it up. Say for example use 'V' as a shortcut.

  4. Now open android studio and create a new project. After the project is created, press your shortcut that you had set. Like 'V' in our case. It will open the 'Virtual Devices Screen'

Solution 11 - Android

I had the same issue on my React Native Project. Was not just that ADV Manager didn't show up on the menu but other tools where missing as well.

Everything was back to normal when I opened the project using Import project option instead of Open an Existing Android Studio project.

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Solution 12 - Android

After updating Android Studio to the latest version I finally found the AVD Manager:

  1. (Update Android Studio)
  2. Create a new project
  3. Click on the device config dropdown: enter image description here

Solution 13 - Android

The easiest way for me was pressing ctrl+shift+a search for AVD double click > install device. close and relaunch Android Studio

Solution 14 - Android

It happens when there is no runnable module for Android App in your project. Creating new project definitely solves this.

You can check this using Run > Edit Configurations > Adding Android App. If there is not runnable Android App module then you can't see "AVD Manager" in the menu.

Solution 15 - Android

Usually this implies some Android setup issue with the project. Go to the "Resource Manager" tab where you will be able to click on "Add Android Module" and click on import gradle files. If the import fails, you will get error messages that you can work with enter image description here

Solution 16 - Android

I ran into this same problem on a Pixelbook. It ended up that I needed to enable: Settings > Develop Android Apps > Enable ADB Debugging in the Chromebook settings to get it working.

Based on that, it seems possible that if AVD isn't working on other computers it might be an issue with ADB.

Solution 17 - Android

I guess AVD has been renamed to "Virtual Device Manager".

If you don't see it in the pop up menu do this:

  2. Type in "Virtual Device Manager"

Documentation: Create an AVD

Solution 18 - Android

It Seems your AVD Manager is missing from root SDK directory please follow the Steps

  1. Go to sdk\tools\lib\ and copy AVDManager.exe
  2. Paste it to root of your sdk Directory. Now you have sdk\AVD Manager.exe

Now try to run it.


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