How to Resolve Internet Connectivity Issues in Android Emulator

How to Resolve Internet Connectivity Issues in Android Emulator

22 May 2024 Stephan Petzl Leave a comment Tech-Help

Encountering issues with internet connectivity in your Android emulator can be frustrating, especially when the problem arises unexpectedly after an update. This guide will help you troubleshoot and resolve these issues effectively.

Step-by-Step Solutions

Here are several solutions to address the problem of your Android emulator not being able to access the internet:

1. Cold Boot the Emulator

One of the simplest and most effective solutions is to perform a cold boot of the emulator. This process resets the memory and allows the network emulation to start with clean memory, which can resolve the connectivity issue.

  • Open the Android Virtual Device (AVD) Manager.
  • Click the down arrow next to your emulator and select “Cold Boot Now”.

2. Change DNS Settings

If cold booting does not solve the problem, you can try changing the DNS address of your network to a public DNS server like Google’s DNS ( or OpenDNS (

For macOS Users:

  1. Open “System Preferences”.
  2. Click on “Network”.
  3. Select the network your computer is connected to and click “Advanced”.
  4. Select the “DNS” tab, click the “+” button, and type “”.
  5. Click “OK” and “Apply”.

For Windows & Linux Users:

Refer to the official Google Public DNS documentation for detailed instructions on changing DNS settings.

3. Command-Line Approach

If you prefer using the command line, you can start the emulator with the -no-snapshot-load option:

%ANDROID_HOME%/emulator/emulator.exe -netdelay none -netspeed full -no-snapshot-load -avd Your_AVD_Name

Replace “Your_AVD_Name” with the name of your virtual device.

4. Disable VPN

Ensure that any VPN services on your computer are turned off, as they can interfere with the emulator’s internet connection.

5. Proxy Settings

Check the proxy settings in the emulator’s extended controls:

  • Open the emulator and go to the Extended Controls.
  • Navigate to Settings > Proxy.
  • Uncheck “Use Android Studio HTTP proxy settings” and click “Apply”.

Additional Troubleshooting Tips

If the above solutions do not resolve the issue, consider the following additional steps:

  • Wipe the data of the emulator in the AVD Manager.
  • Uninstall and reinstall the Android Emulator from the SDK Manager.
  • Restart your computer and the emulator.

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