Doc: Describe Android run settings

Users can apply Android Activity manager (am) start options
and run shell commands before and after starting applications
on Android devices.

Change-Id: I9ffcfce8a26b8e7d965a1a2327eeedf38bf81a31
Reviewed-by: Vikas Pachdha's avatarVikas Pachdha <>
parent ebd67501
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//! [run settings android]
\section2 Specifying Run Settings for Android Devices
To run and debug an application on an Android device, you must create
connections from the development host to the device, as instructed in
\l {Connecting Android Devices}.
A default set of Android Activity manager (am) start options is applied when
starting applications. You can specify additional start options in the
\uicontrol {Activity manager start options} field. However, if the default
options conflict with the added options, the application might not start.
For example, to run the application as a particular user, enter the start
option \c {--user 10}, where \c 10 is the user ID of the user account.
\image qtcreator-android-run-settings.png
You can specify shell commands to run before the application is started and
after it is quit. For example, enter the following commands to unlock the
screen and to switch to the user account \c 10 on the device before running
the application:
input keyevent 82
am switch-user 10
Enter the following commands to switch back to the default user, \c 0, and
to unlock the screen after the application is quit:
am switch-user 0
input keyevent 82
//! [run settings android]
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......@@ -55,6 +55,9 @@
To specify settings for application packages, select \uicontrol Projects >
\uicontrol {Build Android APK} > \uicontrol Details.
For more information about options that you have for running applications,
see \l {Specifying Run Settings for Android Devices}.
\section1 Creating Distributable APK Packages
To copy Qt libraries and files to the project directory and to bundle them
......@@ -65,6 +65,7 @@
\include projects/creator-projects-settings-run-desktop.qdocinc run settings desktop
\include projects/creator-projects-settings-run-analyze.qdocinc settings valgrind
\include projects/creator-projects-settings-run-debug.qdocinc run settings debugger
\include android/creator-projects-settings-run-android.qdocinc run settings android
\include linux-mobile/creator-projects-settings-run-linux.qdocinc run settings linux
\include qnx/creator-projects-settings-run-qnx.qdocinc run settings qnx
\include linux-mobile/creator-projects-settings-run-b2qt.qdocinc run settings embedded
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