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Different Ways to Fix “Select Android SDK” Error in Android Studio
  • Last Updated : 10 Mar, 2021

Android SDK is one of the most useful components which is required to develop Android Applications. Android SDK is also referred to as the Android Software Development Kit which provides so many features which are required in Android which are given below: 

  • A sample source code.
  • An Emulator.
  • Debugger.
  • Required set of libraries.
  • Required APIs for Android development with their documentation.
  • Tutorials required for Android OS development.

What’s the Error?

Sometimes when the developer import an Eclipse-Android-Project into Android Studio then there may be a possibility of getting the following error

“Please select Android SDK”

Now the point that comes here is how we can fix the “Select Android SDK” error in Android Studio. So in this article, we are going to discuss four different methods to fix the “Select Android SDK” error in Android Studio.

Method 1

Sync your project with Gradle files



When you open your project now simply sync your project. To sync your project. Click on the Files option. In that option, you will get to see the option as Sync Project with Gradle Files. Click on that option to sync your project. After your project sync, this issue will be resolved. Please refer to the below screenshot.

Method 2

Step 1: Opening project structure

Navigate to the File > Click on Project structure which is shown in the list and click on the Project structure option. After clicking that option you will get to see the below screen. 

Inside the above screen, click on the SDK Location option you will get to see the below screen. 

In the above image, you will get to see the current SDK location for your Android Studio. To change this SDK location you have to click on the 3 dots which are being displayed and then select your SDK location folder. After selecting this folder click on the OK option to save your SDK path. 



Step 2: Sync your project after adding your SDK path 

Now sync your project with Gradle files to check that SDK is working fine. To do this click on File > you will get to see the option as Sync Project With Gradle files option click on that option and sync your project. On successful sync of your project, your SDK location is set perfectly and now you are good to go in developing Android Applications. 

Method 3

Step 1: Opening Android Studio Settings

Navigate to the File > Settings option you will get to see below dialog screen. Inside that screen. Click on Appearance and Behavior option > System Settings options and then click on the Android SDK option to get to see the below screen.

Inside this screen, you will get to see your SDK path. You can update your SDK path by clicking on the Edit option. After that select your SDK path, then click on Apply option, and then click on the OK option.  

Step 2: Sync your project after adding your SDK path 

Now sync your project with Gradle files to check that SDK is working fine. To do this click on File > you will get to see the option as Sync Project With Gradle files option click on that option and sync your project. On successful sync of your project, your SDK location is set perfectly and now you are good to go in developing Android Applications. 

Method 4

Step 1: Opening project structure

Inside your Android Studio in the top right corner, You can get to see the icon below the image for opening the project structure. Click on that option to open your project structure option. You will get to see the below screen. For opening this Project Structure we can also use a shortcut key as: 

Operating System 

Shortcut Key

WindowsCtrl + Alt + Shift + S
Mac OSCommand + ; (semi-colan)
LinuxCtrl + Alt + Shift + S

After clicking on this option we simply have to follow Step 1 to update our Android SDK.  

Inside the above screen, click on the SDK Location option you will get to see the below screen.  

In the above image, you will get to see the current SDK location for your Android Studio. To change this SDK location you have to click on the 3 dots which are being displayed and then select your SDK location folder. After selecting this folder click on the OK option to save your SDK path.  

Step 2: Sync your project after adding your SDK path 

Now sync your project with Gradle files to check that SDK is working fine. To do this click on File > you will get to see the option as Sync Project With Gradle files option click on that option and sync your project. On successful sync of your project, your SDK location is set perfectly and now you are good to go in developing Android Applications. On successful sync of your project, your SDK location is set perfectly and now you are good to go in developing Android Applications. 

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