Tutorial :Can you change min. API level for your Android app in Eclipse?



Question:

I selected API minimum level 1.5 for my android app and I'm just about to integrate gestures in to it which came in 1.6. Is there a way in Eclipse to change the minimum level from 1.5 to 1.6 halfway through building an app?

Many thanks


Solution:1

If you go into your Manifest file and set

    <uses-sdk android:minSdkVersion="3" />  

to

    <uses-sdk android:minSdkVersion="4" />  

Then you will have changed your entire project from running 1.5 as a minimum to 1.6.

While you are still building your app, you can change the minimum API level at any time.


Solution:2

Using Android Studio, you would find minSdkVersion in the build.gradle file under app directory.


Solution:3

The answers regarding uses-sdk are no longer true in Intellij.

Now <uses-sdk> is ignored in the AndroidManifest.xml, it is automatically added to the built manifest file. To change the version, go to the 'build.gradle' file and look at the minSdkVersion.


Solution:4

Yes, go to your manifest and change <uses-sdk android:minSdkVersion="3" /> to <uses-sdk android:minSdkVersion="4" />. Then go to Project > Properties > Android and change the Project Build Target to 1.6 to recognize new API code introduced in 1.6.


Solution:5

Change the following line in your AndroidManifest.xml file

    <uses-sdk android:minSdkVersion="8" />  

Just think of minSdkVersion as your targeted API number.

Keep in mind that this could cause some older devices not run your application.


Solution:6

In Intellij version of Android Studio, you can just go to Gradle Scripts>build.gradle(Module:app) then changing this line

minSdkVersion 12

to the number of version you desire.


Solution:7

In Android Studio you will find the minSdkVersion/targetSdkVersion in the build.gradle (module:app)file under the Gradle Scripts Directory. Edit the build version here and then open the Manifest file to Synch the changes made.


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