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Set up the Android 10 SDK

Android 10 is a major release and includes a variety of features and capabilities you can use to extend your app. Android 10 also includes behavior changes (for apps targeting Android 10 and for all apps) and privacy changes that help improve battery life and security.

To develop with Android 10 APIs and test your app with the Android 10 behavior changes, follow the instructions on this page to set up the Android 10 SDK in Android Studio and build and run your app on Android 10.

Get the latest Android Studio

The Android 10 SDK includes changes that are not compatible with some older versions of Android Studio. So, for the best development experience, we recommend that you install the latest version of Android Studio.

Get Android Studio

You can compile and test Android 10 apps using Android Studio 3.3 and higher, but some users of the Android 10 SDK may encounter Gradle sync failures and warnings about outdated dependencies.

Get the Android 10 SDK

After you install and open Android Studio, install the Android 10 SDK as follows:

  1. Click Tools > SDK Manager.
  2. In the SDK Platforms tab, select Android 10 (29).
  3. In the SDK Tools tab, select Android SDK Build-Tools 29 (or higher).
  4. Click OK to begin install.

Update your build configuration

To fully test your app's compatibility with Android 10 and begin using the APIs introduced in this version of the platform, open your module-level build.gradle file and update the compileSdkVersion and targetSdkVersion as shown here:

android {
    compileSdkVersion 29

    defaultConfig {
        targetSdkVersion 29
    }
    ...
}

To learn about the changes in Android 10 that might affect your app and begin testing them, read Android 10 behavior changes affecting all apps, Android 10 behavior changes affecting apps targeting Android 10, and Android 10 privacy changes.

To learn more about the APIs available starting in Android 10, read Android 10 features and APIs.