Resolving Android Studio Logcat Not Showing Logs

Resolving Android Studio Logcat Not Showing Logs

21 May 2024 Stephan Petzl Leave a comment Tech-Help

Encountering issues with Logcat not displaying logs while running your application in Android Studio can be frustrating. Fortunately, there are several potential solutions to this problem. This guide will walk you through the steps to troubleshoot and resolve the issue effectively.

Common Solutions

Here are some commonly recommended solutions to resolve the issue of Logcat not showing logs:

1. Check Logcat Filters

Sometimes, the issue may be due to the filter settings in Logcat. Ensure that the filter is set to “No Filters” to view all logs.

  • Open the Logcat window in Android Studio.
  • Select “No Filters” from the dropdown menu at the top.
  • Alternatively, select “Show only selected application” to view logs for the current application.

2. Use Keyboard Shortcuts

If the Logcat window is hidden, you can open it using keyboard shortcuts:

  • Press Alt + 6 to open the Logcat tab.

3. Restart ADB

Restarting the Android Debug Bridge (ADB) can often resolve the issue:

  • Open the terminal in Android Studio.
  • Navigate to your platform-tools directory.
  • Run the following commands:
    adb kill-server
    adb start-server

4. Invalidate Caches and Restart

Invalidating caches and restarting Android Studio can also help:

  • Go to File > Invalidate Caches / Restart > Invalidate and Restart.
  • Android Studio will restart automatically, and Logcat should work as expected.

5. Verify Device Selection

Ensure that the correct device is selected in the Logcat window:

  • In the Logcat window, reselect your device from the dropdown menu.
  • Reselect your application to view its logs.

6. Check for Search Filters

If you have entered any text in the search box, it may filter out the logs:

  • Clear any text in the search box to ensure all logs are displayed.

Additional Tips

Here are some additional tips that might help:

  • Unplug and replug the USB cable if you’re using a real device.
  • Restart both the emulator and Android Studio if the issue persists.
  • Ensure the log level is set to “Verbose” to capture all logs.

Automating Your Testing Process

While manual troubleshooting can resolve Logcat issues, automating your testing process can save significant time and effort. This is where Repeato, our no-code test automation tool for iOS and Android, comes into play. Repeato allows you to create, run, and maintain automated tests rapidly, leveraging computer vision and AI.

With Repeato, you can execute ADB commands via script steps, ensuring proper timing and sequence. This feature can be particularly useful for automating tasks that involve Logcat and other ADB-related commands.

For more information on how Repeato can enhance your testing workflows, visit our documentation or check out our blog.

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