Check Android Studio App is M1/M2 Chip based post installation

If you have already installed Android Studio on your Mac device which has an Apple Silicon ARM M1/M2 Chip, and you are wondering did you install the correct setup (not Intel-based setup), follow the below steps

  1. Open Android Studio Applciation.
  2. Now go to Menu: Android Studio -> About Android Studio.
  3. If the installation version was done for M1/M2 based ARM Chip you will see Runtime version as aarch64.
Know Android Studio version is for M1 M2 Mac
Android Studio Flamingo | 2022.2.1
Build #AI-222.4459.24.2221.9862592, built on March 31, 2023
Runtime version: 17.0.6+0-17.0.6b802.4-9586694 aarch64
VM: OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM by JetBrains s.r.o.
macOS 13.2.1
GC: G1 Young Generation, G1 Old Generation
Memory: 2048M
Cores: 8
Metal Rendering is ON

You can also know if the setup you did was for M1/M2 Mac by opening to Activity Monitor app and looking at the Kind filed next to Android Studio (make sure Android Studio App is running before checking).

Know Android Studio Setup Kind using Activity Monitor

If you see kind as Apple you are good, if you see Intel and you have M1/M2 Mac, well you need to download the correct setup to run Android Studio natively and efficiently.

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