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Android, IntelliJ Idea, changing module type

Posted by: admin June 15, 2020 Leave a comment


I’m getting the following message.

android-validator: Suspicious module dependency com.package.name -> ProjectName: Android application module depends on other application module. Possibly, you should change type of module ‘ProjectName’ to ‘Library’ or change the dependency scope to ‘Provided’.

How can I change the type of a module??

How to&Answers:

Go to File -> Project structure -> Modules, select the desired module, click on the arrow to expand the module, you’ll see “Android”. Click on it, you see on the right: “Facet ‘Android’” and a checkbox “Library module”


  1. go to your build.gradle from your module
  2. replace your apply plugin: 'com.android.application' to apply plugin: 'com.android.library'
  3. sync the project