How do I show dependencies tree in Android Studio?

The question:

My goal is to see the tree of dependencies (such as: appcompat, dagger, etc) in a particular project.

Like the one IntelliJ:

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The Solutions:

Below are the methods you can try. The first solution is probably the best. Try others if the first one doesn’t work. Senior developers aren’t just copying/pasting – they read the methods carefully & apply them wisely to each case.

Method 1

The image in the question doesn’t really show a tree, just a flat list of everything compiled into the app.

Are you using Gradle?

If so, you can truly see the “tree” by running a Gradle command

Android documentation: View the dependency tree


  1. Select View > Tool Windows > Gradle (or click Gradle icon in the tool windows bar).
  2. Expand AppName > Tasks > android and double-click androidDependencies. After Gradle executes the task, the Run window
    should open to display the output.


(produces tree-like list)

./gradlew app:dependencies


(produces flat list)

./gradlew app:androidDependencies

Where app is your module’s name

And you get something like so

+--- MyApp:mylibrary:unspecified
|    ---
|         +---
|         |    ---
|         |         ---
|         |              --- LOCAL: internal_impl-25.3.1.jar
|         +---
|         |    --- LOCAL: internal_impl-25.3.1.jar
|         ---
|              ---
|                   --- LOCAL: internal_impl-25.3.1.jar
     |    ---
     |         ---
     |              --- LOCAL: internal_impl-25.3.1.jar
     |    --- LOCAL: internal_impl-25.3.1.jar
               --- LOCAL: internal_impl-25.3.1.jar

For specific flavor use the command

gradle app:dependencies --configuration <flavorNameRuntimeClasspath>

Note: If you run ls (or dir on Windows) in that folder, and don’t see gradlew (or gradlew.bat), you are in the wrong folder.

Method 2

On the right side, open the gradle tab > click the gradle icon (execute gradle task), in the popup dialog enter :


in the command line field > ok

Method 3

Android Studio 3.+

  • Open the Gradle panel
  • Click the elephant icon, which has the tooltip “Execute Gradle Task”

Gradle panel screenshot + elephant icon

  • Select the app gradle project
  • In the command line paste: dependencies
  • Click OK

Screenshot: Run Gradle Task - Window

In the Run panel you will find the dependency tree.

Another method:

  • Open the Gradle panel

  • Find the “(root)” postfix and open (app’s folder name)

  • Open the Tasks node

  • Open the android node

  • Double click on the “androidDependencies”

In the Run panel you will find the dependency list

Before a normal build switch back to the normal Build Configuration (next to the hammer)

Another useful tool:

How to find what dependency is updated:


  • Add this to project level build.gradle

    apply plugin: "com.github.ben-manes.versions"
    buildscript {
      repositories {
      dependencies {
        classpath "com.github.ben-manes:gradle-versions-plugin:0.20.0"
  • Sync Now

  • Open the Gradle panel
  • Click the elephant icon
  • Select the root project
  • In the command line paste: dependencyUpdates
  • Click OK
  • Wait a little bit

In the Run panel you will find the result.

Method 4

Android Studio 3.4

Inspect and visualize each dependency in the dependency graph of your project, as resolved by Gradle during project sync, by following these steps:

  1. Android Studio -> File -> Project Structure (Dialog)
  2. In the left pane of the “Project Structure” window, select Dependencies.
  3. In the Modules pane, select a module for which you’d like to inspect the resolved dependencies.

Project Structure

  1. For Android Studio 3.6 and above: On the right side of the “Project Structure” window, look at the Resolved Dependencies pane. An example is shown below, where you can click on the Expand arrows to navigate into each sub-dependency. However, it does not allow text searching, like the console output does.

Resolved Dependencies Pane

Learn more.

Method 5

Finally, I figured it out. What I do is to select Project from Project menu (See the image below).

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Method 6

terminal command to see all dependencies list is

 ./gradlew -q dependencies app:dependencies --configuration implementation

Method 7

Click the Gradle tab and go to AppName > Tasks > help > dependencies

Android studio dependencies

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