Do you own an Android smartphone, but when you try to download an app via the Play Store, do you get a warning that prevents you from doing so? Unfortunately, it is possible that your device does not meet some requirements necessary for its correct execution. Sometimes it happens but fortunately, there is a way to bypass the problem without having to buy a new phone. I refer to the possibility of installing an Android emulator for PC, that is, a program that, for free, allows you to download and run many applications and games developed for the Google operating system on Windows and macOS. You will be able to use all the apps and games of your Android smartphone, on a computer, using the mouse and keyboard.
How do you say? Are you interested in it and would like to know how to do it? No problem, I can help you. All you need to know is in the next paragraphs of this guide: I will explain in detail how to use Android for PC, through the use of Memu and BlueStacks, some of the most famous emulation software. Before explaining how to do it, however, I reassure you immediately on a very important issue: thanks to the use of these programs, using Android on PC does not require dual boot. The operating system, in fact, is virtualized and therefore can only be used within the emulation software.
The premises made so far have intrigued you and are you now impatient to find out more? Okay, so sit back comfortably and take a few minutes of free time to find out how to install, configure and use, on Windows and macOS, this software that I am going to tell you about. Are you ready to start? Yup? Very well! I wish you a good read and, above all, have fun!
As I anticipated in the introduction of this guide of mine, if you want to install Android on a PC, all you have to do is download, install and use an Android emulation software on a PC. Among the many Android emulators, I want to talk to you about the ones I consider most valid. In particular, I choose to start with Memu, as I believe it is a software worthy of note for its characteristics. In addition to being completely free, it offers an immediate and easy-to-learn user experience.
On a technical level, it is also a software that guarantees high performance, thus allowing you to use the Android operating system without jerking or slowing down. Having said this, I will explain step by step how to download Memu for the emulation of Android on Windows PC.
To use Android on a PC using the Memu emulation software, first download the program to your computer, connecting to the official website, and pressing the Download button located in the center of the Web page.
Once this button is pressed, the software download will start: wait a few minutes and check that the download is completed correctly. Once the download is complete, open the file to begin installing the program.
Then when asked, click on the Yes button to run the software; if necessary, select the language you prefer through the Custom button and the Select Language menu. To install, press the Install button. Once the installation is complete you will need to click the Start button to run Memu. At this point, if you have correctly performed all the steps indicated so far, Memu will be starting up on your PC.
As you can see, when you start the emulation software for the first time, a brief introductory guide will appear: in fact, you will be explained some of the main functions of this emulation software. However, these are basic tips and you can choose independently to read them or to press the X button, located at the top right, to close the panel dedicated to these basic tips.
Installation and configuration
Once you have installed and started Memu on your PC, I can explain how you will have to perform some simple configuration procedures. Don’t worry, these are really simple procedures. First, you will need to associate the Android Memu emulator with a Google account in order to download games and applications from the Google Play Store: this procedure is mandatory, otherwise, access to the Google Play Store will not be possible.
To start kicking off this Google Account setup process, click on the Google Play Store icon. The configuration procedure will start automatically. First, choose whether to login with an existing Google account or to register a Google account at the moment, by pressing respectively on the Existing or New buttons.
The procedure that we will see in this guide requires the use of an existing Google account but, in case you have doubts on how to proceed to register a new Google Account, you can follow the instructions that I have given you in my previous guide entitled ” How to create Google Accounts. “
Going back to the configuration steps, click on the Existing button. Then type the email address and password that refer to your account. You will then be asked if you want to use your Google Account to back up applications and settings.
In this case, this is an optional operation: if you want to confirm it, activate the checkmark under Keep active-backup tablet with my Google account. Continue by pressing the forward arrow button.