In Android Studio, how do you detach the debugger once it’s connected and debugging a running app?
In Eclipse, the icon looked like this .
I’ve been disconnecting the USB cable but that seems like a brute method.
The answer is the Close button. As of Android Studio v3.4 it’s a red square block icon (previously was a red X).
It turns out I couldn’t see it because it was hidden under the more >> icon.
I’m writing this assuming that Android Studio uses the same convention as IntelliJ IDEA.
Click “close” (the button with the red ✕ in the debug panel):
You will be prompted. Choose whether to disconnect and/or terminate:
In case the X (Close) button is not shown because it is collapsed in the toolbar:
1. Resize the Debugger window to see the X button
2. Press CTRL + F4 (CMD + F4 on MAC).
3. Right click on the Debugger Tab and select Close.
Then press Disconnect in the Dialog.
On android studio 3.3.1 I also can’t find an easy way to disconnect the emulator. I’ve resorted to the terminal command
adb kill-server (use
adb start-server to start it again)