The 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.
Step 1: Enable Hyper-V in your Bios
Look for “VT-X” or other “Virtualization” related terms. Often under “Security”:
Step 2: Install Hyper-V on your Windows 10 PC
Search for “Add/Remove Windows Features” in the Start Menu. Add Hyper-V
Step 3: Open the Android Device Manger in Visual Studio and “Factory Reset” your devices
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.
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: