Finally, the thought and desired Feature of operating on Android Apps on PC have come through with Windows 11. This new Windows update comes will a lot of potential and exciting features for users. A lot of desperate users already want to know how to get this done. This article contains guides on how you can make this possible.
Windows 11 Android Apps Feature
As of October 2021, the Android Apps feature of or Windows 11 was still in beta mode. There are several things required in order to make use of this feature.
You will need to be operating on the Windows Insider Beta cancel, with build 22000.282 or higher. See this link to Switch Between Channels. Note that the beta channel isn’t completely stable and it’s not recommended on your primary PC.
Hardware Virtualization Enables
Next, your PC must have hardware virtualization enabled. The Windows 11 update essentially operates Android in a virtual machine. This is the reason why hardware virtualization enables is necessary. You can check if it is enabled by clicking on the Performance tab in Task Manager. Use this short quick code to open the Task Manager – press Ctrl+Shift+Esc.
Intel VT-X in your PC’s UEFI firmware (BIOS)
If the hardware virtualization is not enabled, you might likely need to enable Intel VT-X in your PC’s UEFI firmware (BIOS). But if your system has an AMD chip instead, then look for AMD-V in the UEFI firmware settings screen.
Make sure you are operating on the latest version of the Microsoft Store. Launch the app and update all the apps on the Library page. You will require the Microsoft Store version of 22110.1402.6.0 as of writing or higher.
How to Install Android Apps in Windows 11
Here is how to access the Android Apps on Windows 11 feature:
Launch the Microsoft Store. If not pinner to task at, go to the Start Menu and enter Microsoft Store.
Search for Amazon Appstore and click on Install to continue. You will receive a pop-up to guide you through the setup process
Click Set Up and continue through the steps to download Appstore on your Windows.
Restart your PC. After the restart, Amazon Appstore might launch automatically. If not, you can get it from the Start Menu apps list.
Sign in to your Amazon account or create an account if you don’t have one yet. Once you’re signed in, you can navigate the Appstore like your usual mobile Appstore. You just have to select or search for an app and install it.
That’s it. You have successfully installed your first Android app in Windows 11. The installed apps can be found in the Start Menu just like default Windows apps. They can also be pinned to the taskbar for quick reach out.