how to install flutter

To install Flutter, follow these steps:

  1. Download Flutter: Visit the official Flutter website at and click on the "Get Started" button. Choose the appropriate download link for your operating system (Windows, macOS, or Linux) and download the Flutter SDK.

  2. Extract the Flutter SDK: Once the download is complete, extract the contents of the downloaded file to a location on your computer. For example, you can extract it to C:\flutter on Windows.

  3. Set up the Flutter environment: Add the Flutter SDK to your system's PATH variable. This allows you to run Flutter commands from any directory in your command prompt or terminal. The specific steps to set up the PATH variable depend on your operating system:

  4. Windows: Open the Start menu and search for "environment variables". Select "Edit the system environment variables" and click on the "Environment Variables" button. In the "System Variables" section, select the "Path" variable and click on the "Edit" button. Add the path to the Flutter SDK (e.g., C:\flutter\bin) and click "OK".

  5. macOS/Linux: Open a terminal and run the following command to open the .bash_profile file: open -e .bash_profile. Add the following line at the end of the file, replacing [PATH_TO_FLUTTER] with the actual path to the Flutter SDK: export PATH="$PATH:[PATH_TO_FLUTTER]/bin". Save the file and close the editor.

  6. Verify the Flutter installation: Open a new command prompt or terminal window and run the following command to verify that Flutter is properly installed: flutter doctor. This command checks your system for any missing dependencies and provides guidance on how to install them.

  7. If you encounter any issues during the installation or setup process, refer to the official Flutter documentation for troubleshooting steps and additional information.

That's it! You have successfully installed Flutter on your computer. You can now start developing Flutter applications.