In Android Studio, why do I have to click 'run app' twice in the emulator to start the app?


In Android Studio, when I press play button to install and run the app on the Android Emulator, after about 5-10 seconds, I get a message on the bottom of the screen saying "Install successful" but the app doesn’t actually run on the emulator, I have to press the play button again. This is quite frustrating because I have worked on projects where I just press play once and it installs and runs at the same time.

I tried searching this forum but couldn’t find an answer. Does anybody else experience this and how do you fix it?


EDIT: Looks like the ‘Run on Multiple Devices’ option has been removed from the latest Android Studio update. The problem has started again and I can’t seem to find a workaround or a solution.

Outdated solution:

Instead of clicking on the icon, I started using the dropdown box, clicking on ‘Run on Multiple Devices’, selecting the devices and clicking ‘Run’.

This seems to have solved the problem for now.

Select Run on Multiple Devices, select the devices and click Run


Answered By – Dedding

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