Are you an Android lover and want to run your Android Apps while using your windows or Mac PC?
You own a new generation Android smartphone and you’re a lover of the green robot’s operating system. After searching far and wide on the Web, you came across this article hoping to find a solution to your “problem”.
Would you like to find a tool that allows you to install Android on PC to use all the apps and games of your smartphone with mouse and keyboard?
No problem, I can help you: all you need to know is enclosed in this guide: I will explain in detail how you need to proceed to install Android on PC.
Before you can think of who knows what abstruse process, I want to clarify that installing Android on PC is actually an extremely simple procedure for everyone.
All you have to do is download one of the most popular free software emulation on your PC: it will be thanks to the use of a virtual machine that you can easily use Android on PC.
The emulation software are nothing more than programs that will allow you to reproduce the operation of the Android operating system to allow you to download and use all the apps available on the OS created by Google.
Do not worry, it’s all easier than you imagine: you do not need computer skills at all and it is no longer necessary to create partitions of the Windows operating system, as was done until some time ago. Thanks to emulation software, installing Android on PC is practically child’s play.
What intrigues you and would you like to know which emulation software to use to install Android on PC?
So I suggest you take a few minutes of free time to read this guide carefully and calmly. I will talk in detail about the most used Android emulation software, their operation and the procedures you will have to perform to use them and install the Android operating system on your PC.
Are you ready to start? Yup? Very well, then let’s start. As usual, I wish you a pleasant reading.
How to install Android on PC (Memu)
If you want to install Android on PC, all you need is one of the most famous software designed to emulate the Google smartphone operating system on your PC.
There are several emulators famous for Android but the first of which I want to talk to you is Memu, since this is a free software that offers a very high experience regarding its performance. I would like to begin to explain how to install and use this software: I think it is very valid.
Memu is without any doubt an excellent software for the emulation of Android on PC and you can download it by connecting to its official website. Once you have connected to the indicated link, just hit the Download button in the middle of the web page to start downloading the software.
You’ll clearly have to wait a few minutes for the download to be properly downloaded to your computer.
Done? Very well. At this point open the file you downloaded to begin to install the program.
Then, when prompted, click on the Yes button to run the installation client. Now you will need to select the preferred installation language using the Custom button and the Select Language menu. To start the installation of Memu on PC press the Install button.
When the installation is complete, you will have to click on the Start button to run Memu. At this point, if you have correctly performed all the steps mentioned so far, Memu will be running on your PC.
When you start the software, a short introductory guide will explain some of the main features of the Memu emulator. If you wish, take a look at the initial advice offered to use the program, or, if you do not care, press the X in the upper right to close the suggestions panel.
How to configure the use of Memu on PC
Once the installation is complete and the program will start, you will have to follow some simple basic procedures that I will explain to you, to correctly configure Memu on your PC.
The first thing to do is to associate the Android emulator with your Google account. This is a fundamental procedure, otherwise, without the associated Google account, you will not be able to download apps and games from the Play Store.
The configuration procedure you will see on the screen will also ask you to make a choice: you can connect Memu to a new Google account, create one on the moment, or log in with an existing Google account.
In case the configuration procedure does not start automatically, you can start it manually by clicking on the Google Play Store icon. In this way Memu will start the configuration wizard for the Google account.
As I mentioned, now choose whether you want to log in with your existing Google Account or create a new one. In case you decide to link your Google account, click on the Existing button.
Now type the e-mail address and password that refer to your account. Then press the forward arrow and the OK button to allow Memu to access your data.
You will then be asked if you want to use your Google account to back up your apps and settings. This is an optional operation but if you want to confirm it, enable the checkmark Keep active backup tablet with my Google account.
To continue, press the arrow forward. Press the Accept button now to accept the Google terms and conditions.
Now you just have to press the No thanks to avoid adding your payment information; To install Android apps on your PC and use the Memu emulator, you do not need to enter your billing information.
If you followed all my instructions correctly, you can easily access the Google Play Store to download games and applications, through the same procedures that you do when you use your Android smartphone.
A small note: if you encounter problems in opening the Google Play Store, it is possible that there is a small hitch that you can easily solve, by checking in the Memu settings the virtual device model generated. Doing it is very simple; I’ll explain it to you right away.
In the Memu side menu, click on the gear symbol to go to the emulator settings. Look for the Advanced menu at the top and click on it. Under the heading Device, take a look at the model of virtual device that has been generated (for example Samsung Galaxy Tab 3.)
As you can see, if you click on the drop-down menu, among all the names, there are models of some popular Chinese devices like for example Xiaomi Mix. If by chance one of the Chinese devices is selected, this could be the cause of the blocked access to the Google Play Store.
As a result, make sure that as a virtual device model generated there are more common Android devices. You can safely change the virtual device and set the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Edge or Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1.
At this point, confirm this item by pressing the Save button and press Restart now to restart Memu and confirm this setting immediately.
Be patient and wait for the software to reboot and correct the settings; once you return to the main emulator screen, everything should work correctly. So you can use Memu as an Android emulator on a PC.
Do you encounter problems with the user interface?
Due to a temporary problem, it may happen that Memu is localized in a language different from the one you selected. This can happen, do not worry: go back to the Memu settings (a gear symbol in the sidebar).
From the General menu, select your language (or the one you prefer) using the drop-down menu and press the Save button. If you are asked to restart Memu to confirm this setting, restart by pressing the Restart Now button.
How to install Android on PC (BlueStacks)
The best alternative to Memu as emulation software that allows you to install Android on PC is certainly BlueStacks. Even the software in question allows you to use any application available for Android on PC, and its operation is very similar to Memu.
One of the most common uses of Android emulators and for the download of Android games on PC and from this point of view, BlueStacks is equally valid and optimized for gaming. On a general level, I think that BlueStacks is a great software: you can easily use it to install Android on PC.
If you want to use the Android apps on your PC and you want to try BlueStacks, the first thing you need to do is to download and install the software on your computer. So, first connect to the official website of the software by clicking here, then press the BlueStacks 3 button to download the new version of the emulator on your computer.
Wait until the download procedure is started and then completed; once completed, double click on the file you just downloaded to start the installation of the program.
In the installation window that will open, immediately click on the Install Now button to start the installation procedure. As you can see, the installation procedure for BlueStacks 3 has been greatly reduced thanks to the new update.
The Android emulator will install and start automatically after a few minutes of installation. Once the installation is finished and you will be shown a brief guide with the introduction to the operation of the emulator: press the arrow forward to continue or directly the X button to close the tutorial if you do not care.
How to configure the use of BlueStacks on PC
Once BlueStacks 3 starts, you first have to choose whether you want to allow applications to access your location. This option allows a better user experience but is optional: you can then independently press the Agree or Disagree button respectively to accept or deny.
Now you will have to perform the procedure to create your own BlueStacks account and to do so you can use the Google account. After selecting the language using the drop-down menu, you will be in the Login screen where you can proceed choosing whether to set up an existing Google account or if you create a new one for the occasion.
In case you have chosen to use an existing Google account you will need to proceed by completing the proposed form with the login and password data related to your Google account. Otherwise, if you had chosen to create a new one, you will have to fill in the data for the registration of a new profile.
In the next step you will also be asked if you want to enable or disable all settings related to data synchronization. You will also be asked if you want to enable or disable the BlueStacks geolocation. Keep in mind that these are completely optional options: you can freely choose whether to accept or reject, by affixing or removing the check mark on the Backup and Restore and Location items.
The last step involves the addition of a payment method: in this case, you can safely skip the procedure by pressing the No Thanks button. It is not mandatory to add a payment method to use the Android emulator. We are almost there: if you want you can customize your Android BlueStacks emulator, indicating your name and last name in the appropriate text fields and then continue pressing the arrow forward.
Congratulations! If you have followed all the steps correctly you have finally finished configuring BlueStacks with your Google account; now you can start downloading applications from the Play Store. Have you seen how simple it was to install Android on PC?