Speeding up Android Emulator using Windows Hyper-V – Tricks to make it work

image01.pngThe Android emulator is so very slow compared to the Apple iOS Simulator. But with recent changes in, the Android emulator is now a bit faster, though not as fast as Apple still.

Here’s all the lessons I learned with getting Android’s Emulator to run as fast as possible.

I assume you have installed Visual Studio 2019

Step 1: Enable Hyper-V  in your Bios

Look for “VT-X” or other “Virtualization” related terms. Often under “Security”:

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Step 2: Install Hyper-V on your Windows 10 PC

Search for “Add/Remove Windows Features” in the Start Menu. Add Hyper-V

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Step 3: Open the Android Device Manger in Visual Studio and “Factory Reset” your devices

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GOTCHA! Step 4: Edit your devices and make sure that the hw.gpu.mode is set to host. This will ensure that your PC’s GPU will do the heavy lifting.

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Problems?

Make sure that your machine has Hyper V successfully installed. To do so, open a CMD prompt and type systeminfo. You should see this if all is well:

 

 

 

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