External jar as dependency in Android Studio


To add an external jar as library in Android Studio, follow the below given steps:

Step 1: Open your project in Android Studio. By default it open in Android explorer mode as shown in below given image.

Android explorer

Step 2: Click on small button showing right side of Android and select Project

Step 3: Navigate to YourProject -> Build ->libs and paste your jar in lib folder as shown in below given image.

project explorer build->libs

Step 4: Select your jar and right click, that will open a window as shown in image. Click on Add As Library ...

Add as library

Step 5: Previous step open a popup, select your app module and click Ok button.

Create library

Step 6: Ensure that your compiled file added in build.gradle(Module: app). Clean and Build your project to finish the process.


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