Install Flutter on Windows

15th Sep, 2023

Installation in Windows

In this section, let us see how to install Flutter SDK and its requirement in a windows system.

Step 1 − Go to URL, and download the latest Flutter SDK. As of April 2019, the version is 1.2.1 and the file is

Step 2 − Unzip the zip archive in a folder, say C:\flutter\

Step 3 − Update the system path to include flutter bin directory.

Step 4 − Flutter provides a tool, flutter doctor to check that all the requirement of flutter development is met.

flutter doctor

Step 5 − Running the above command will analyze the system and show its report as shown below −

Doctor summary (to see all details, run flutter doctor -v):
[√] Flutter (Channel stable, v1.2.1, on Microsoft Windows [Version
10.0.17134.706], locale en-US)
[√] Android toolchain - develop for Android devices (Android SDK version
[√] Android Studio (version 3.2)
[√] VS Code, 64-bit edition (version 1.29.1)
[!] Connected device
! No devices available
! Doctor found issues in 1 category.

The report says that all development tools are available but the device is not connected. We can fix this by connecting an android device through USB or starting an android emulator.

Step 6 − Install the latest Android SDK, if reported by flutter doctor

Step 7 − Install the latest Android Studio, if reported by flutter doctor

Step 8 − Start an android emulator or connect a real android device to the system.

Step 9 − Install Flutter and Dart plugin for Android Studio. It provides startup template to create new Flutter application, an option to run and debug Flutter application in the Android studio itself, etc.,

  • Open Android Studio.

  • Click File → Settings → Plugins.

  • Select the Flutter plugin and click Install.

  • Click Yes when prompted to install the Dart plugin.

  • Restart Android studio.

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