How to assign default GPU for Android apps in WSA on Windows 11

Here's how you can specify the GPU that Android apps should use on Windows 11.

WSA GPU selection for Android apps

On the Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) platform, it’s possible to set the default GPU that Android apps should use on Windows 11, and in this guide, we’ll show you how.

Windows 11 can dynamically assign a graphics card for apps. However, if you have a computer with multiple graphics cards and have Android apps that can take advantage of a more powerful GPU, the WSA settings include an option to choose the graphics card the platform should use.

In this guide, you will learn the steps to set the default graphics card the Windows Subsystem for Android should use for Android apps on Windows 11.

Assign default GPU for Windows Subsystem for Android

To specify the GPU that Android apps should use on Windows 11, use these steps:

  1. Open Start.

  2. Search for Windows Subsystem for Android and click the top result to open the app.

  3. Select the GPU for apps running on WSA.

    Change GPU for Android app

  4. Click the Turn off button for the Turn off Windows Subsystem for Android setting.

    Restart WSA on Windows 11

  5. Click the Turn on button.

Once you complete the steps, Android apps on Windows 11 should use the graphics card you specified.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 15 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 21 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].