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How to enable LogCat/Console in Eclipse for Android?

Posted by: admin March 11, 2020 Leave a comment


While working on a simple program in Android, I mistakenly closed LogCat window and I want to know how to show it again.

How to&Answers:

In Eclipse, Goto Window-> Show View -> Other -> Android-> Logcat.

Logcat is nothing but a console of your Emulator or Device.

System.out.println does not work in Android. So you have to handle every thing in Logcat. More Info Look out this Documentation.

Edit 1: System.out.println is working on Logcat. If you use that the Tag will be like System.out and Message will be your message.


Write “LogCat” in Quick Access edit box in your eclipse window (top right corner, just before Open Prospective button). And just select LogCat it will open-up the LogCat window in your current prospect

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In the Window menu, open Show View -> Other ... and type log to find it.


In the “Window” menu, open “Open Perspective” -> “Debug”.

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click On the plus image icon(you see the below image at status bar), and then select “Logcat”….


Go to your desired perspective. Go to ‘Window->show view’ menu.

If you see logcat there, click it and you are done.

Else, click on ‘other’ (at the bottom), chose ‘Android’->logcat.

Hope that helps 🙂