How To Resolve Android Studio SDK Platform-Tools Version Is Too Old Error

When you update your android sdk version to higher version, you may encounter below errors when you edit exist java files in android studio.

The SDK platform-tools version (26.0.1) is too old to check APIs compiled with API 27; please update

To resolve this error, you just need follow below steps.

  1. In android studio, click Tools —> Android —> SDK Manager. 
  2. Click Android SDK menu item in left panel.
  3. Check the required android API in right panel SDK Platforms tab.
    select the required android api
  4. Make sure the checkbox before the Android API is checked, click OK button, it will popup a dialog which tell you that it will install the selected components, click OK in the popup dialog.
    install selected android sdk api
  5. Then android studio will download and install the selected component, when the process complete, click Finish button and restart android studio if required. Then the problem has been fixed.
  6. You can also check Show Package Details checkbox in step 4 dialog, then select your desired sdk version and deselect you do not wanted sdk version then click ok to update, this action can make your project sdk version more clearly.
    tools android sdk platforms show package details
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