Apk location in New Android Studio

I started using new Android Studio and cant find the APK of the application in IDE,where it actually locates?

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  • 25 Solutions collect form web for “Apk location in New Android Studio”

    To help people who might search for answer to this same question, it is important to know what type of projects you are using in Studio.


    The default project type when creating new project, and the recommended one in general is Gradle.

    For a new project called “Foo”, the structure under the main folder will be


    Where the internal “Foo” folder is the main module (this structure allows you to create more modules later on in the same structure without changes).

    In this setup, the location of the generated APK will be under


    Note that each module can generate its own output, so the true output is more


    On the newest version of the Android Studio location path for generated output is



    If you are a user of IntelliJ before switching to Studio, and are importing your IntelliJ project directly, then nothing changed. The location of the output will be the same under:


    Note: this is will become deprecated sometimes around 1.0


    If you are importing Android Eclipse project directly, do not do this!
    As soon as you have dependencies in your project (jars or Library Projects), this will not work and your project will not be properly setup.
    If you have no dependencies, then the apk would be under the same location as you’d find it in Eclipse:


    However I cannot stress enough the importance of not doing this.

    I am on Android Studio 0.6 and the apk was generated in


    It included all libraries so I could share it.

    Update on Android Studio 0.8.3 Beta. The apk is now in


    Update on Android Studio 0.8.6 – 2.0. The apk is now in


    There is really no reason to dig through paths; the IDE hands it to you (at least with version 1.5.1).

    In the Build menu, select Build APK:

    Android Studio Build Menu

    A dialog will appear:

    Android Studio APK Generated Dialog

    Clicking the link, you will be presented with a file explorer positioned to wherever Android Studio put the APK file:

    File explorer after clicking the link in the APK Generated dialog

    In my case, I’m using Android Studio 1.0.2, I get my APK file from:


    If anyone would be missing his APK and couldn’t find it in the locations stated in other answers (I found this question, since I couldn’t find it either) it might just be in this folder (mine was)

    <project folder>/target/classes/<appname>.apk 

    I also had a there this file:


    I am not perfectly sure, whether the apk is actually the full-blown apk, which should be generated, but I tried it on various devices (not only the target device, but also those which were supporting only the minimum SDK) and it worked.

    Hope this will help someone.

    It is Project_Location/app/build/outputs/apk for Gradle Project

    I’m using Android Studio and gradle.
    It created the build/apk/<.apk> file only when I ran the project.
    Press the following to run your project: Alt+u, u

    Android Studio: 0.5.3
    Gradle: 0.9.+

    You can find the APK in:


    Find apk using below step:-

    1. Goto to your project folder.
    2. Open project folder.
    3. Open build folder.
    4. Open output folder.
    5. Open apk folder.
    6. Now you see your apk.

    hope it will help some body.

    So the apk in Android studio is generated inside build folder of app module.

    Correct path to apk would be \app\build\outputs\apk. I am using Android Studio Version 1.4.1. So apk could either be found at app/build/apk/ or \app\build\outputs\apk base on the version of Android studio you are using. Refer the below image

    Android studio project structure

    Also find more reference on these links.

    1. Building and Running from Studio
    2. Studio Project Overview

    In the new Android Studio, the signed apk is placed directly in the folder of module for which the apk is built.

    For example: For a Project ProjectA containing 2 modules Mod1 and Mod2, the apk files will be found in



    Image for APK location in Android Studio

    Build your project and get the apk from your_project\app\build\apk

    The .apk file is located at [your project]\out\production\[your project name]

    Location of apk in Android Studio:


    As of version 0.8.6 of Android Studio generating an APK file (signed and I believe unsigned, too) will be placed inside ProjectName/device/build/outputs/apk

    For example, I am making something for Google Glass and my signed APK gets dropped in /Users/MyName/AndroidStudioProjects/HelloGlass/glass/build/outputs/apk

    I got the .apk files in

    You can find your apk file as follow:


    The Android build system is the toolkit you use to build, test, run
    and package your apps. The build system can run as an integrated tool
    from the Android Studio menu and independently from the command line.
    You can use the features of the build system to:

    1. Customize, configure, and extend the build process.
    2. Create multiple APKs for your app with different features using the
      same project and modules.

    The build process involves many tools and processes that generate intermediate files on the way to producing an .apk. If you are developing in Android Studio, the complete build process is done every time you run the Gradle build task for your project or modules.

    The build process is very flexible so it’s useful, however, to understand what is happening under the hood since much of the build process is configurable and extensible. The following diagram depicts the different tools and processes that are involved in a build:

    Build a release version

    You can now use the Build menu options to build the release version of your application for distribution.

    The build generates an APK for each build variant: the app/build/apk/ (or app/build/outputs/apk) directory contains packages named app–.apk; for example, app-full-release.apk and app-demo-debug.apk.

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    Build output

    The build generates an APK for each build variant in the app/build folder: the app/build/outputs/apk/ directory contains packages named app–.apk; for example, app-full-release.apk and app-demo-debug.apk.

    Courtesy goes to Build System Overview

    If you have imported a Project from Eclipse and are using the new Android Studio
    The directory


    does exist (there maybe old binaries in here) however with the latest Android Studio update the actual current apk is stored in


    Add this in your module gradle file. Its not there in default project. Then u will surely find the APK in /build/outputs/apk/

    buildTypes {
        debug {
            applicationIdSuffix ".debug"

    I am using Android Studio 3.0 canary 6.

    To build apk,

    Click to Build->Build APK(s).

    After your apk is build, Go to:


    For Gradle look here: https://docs.gradle.org/current/dsl/org.gradle.api.tasks.SourceSetOutput.html.
    For example: Java plugin will use those dirs in calculating class paths and for jarring the content; IDEA and Eclipse plugins will put those folders on relevant classpath.

    So its depend on plugin build in configs unless you don’t define them explicit in config file.

    Click the little gear icon in the project view and make sure “show excluded files” is checked. Otherwise, the IDE will hide output and several other important directories under $project/$module/build/.

    Hello all above all answers are right you can find the apk through the path in android studio but there is exceptions you can’t find the build/output
    folder some times if you can’t see it just go to

    app–> app.iml file and find below line in it :-

      <excludeFolder url="file://$MODULE_DIR$/build/outputs" />

    –> after removing this line you can see the output folder its just the adding more information to above answers as per my experience 🙂


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