Install git


1. Download git

  • You have to be online all of the time as Android Studio downloads several updates!

  • Any git version should work. For example

  • Make sure to note down the installation path. You will need it in the next step.

Git installation path

2. Set git path in Android Studio

  • Open File > Settings

    Android Studio - open settings
  • Click the small triangle next to Version Control (1.) to open the sub-menu.

  • Click Git (2.).

  • Make sure update method “Merge” (3.) is selected.

  • Check if Android Studio can locate path to git.exe automatically by clicking the button “Test” (4.)

    Android Studio settings
  • If automatic setting is successful git version will be displayed.

  • Click “OK” in the dialog box (1.) and “OK” in the settings window (2.).

    Automatic git installation succeeded
  • In case file git.exe cannot be found click “OK” in the dialog box (1.) and then the button with the three dots (2.).

  • Use search function in windows explorer to find “git.exe” if you are unsure where it can be found. You are looking for git.exe located in binfolder.

  • Select path to git.exe and make sure you selected the one in \bin\ folder (3.) and click “OK” (4.).

  • Close settings window by clicking “OK” button (5.).

    Automatic git installation failed

3. Reboot

  • Reboot your PC to update System Environment.

4. Check git settings in Android Studio

  • Open Terminal window in Android Studio

  • Enter git --version (without quotation marks and no spaces between the two - [minus sign]!) and press Return

    git - -version
  • If git is installed and connected properly you will receive an information about the installed version that looks as follows:

    result git-version


  • Any git version should work. For example

  • Use homebrew to install git: `$ brew install git`.

  • For details on installing git see the official git documentation.

  • If you install git via homebrew there is no need to change any preferences. Just in case: They can be found here: Android Studio - Preferences.