Installing & Registering CLIP STUDIO PAINT on Android, Samsung Galaxy, & Chromebook Devices

Posted on: Tue, Apr 06, 21 - By Contact Graphixly



Hello there! Welcome back to the Clip Studio Guide.

This entry will discuss a topic that is probably more important than any other, in regards to CLIP STUDIO PAINT: How does one install and register the program?

Because CLIP STUDIO PAINT is now available on multiple platforms, it becomes a bit unwieldy to cover everything in one post, I’ll be posting a series of entries that will cover one specific operating system. In this post, I’ll be covering Android & Chromebook, as well as the version of CLIP STUDIO PAINT that is exclusive to Samsung Galaxy devices!





· Devices that use an ARM32 or ARM64 processor (Samsung Galaxy devices require an ARM64 processor)
· Android 9 or later
· Phones: minimum 6” display (recommended)
· Tablets: minimum 10.4” display (recommended)
· Minimum 3 GB RAM
· Minimum 6 GB storage space
· Internet Access (to verify software registration)




· Chrome OS supporting Android 9
· Minimum 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)
· Minimum 6 GB storage space
· Internet Access (to verify software registration)



NOTE: depending on the iOS/Android device, it may not be possible to create canvases beyond a certain size. In addition, some larger-format canvases may run slower depending on the amount of available RAM.

NOTE: It is recommended to use a device that supports a pressure sensitive pen, or can be attached to a drawing tablet. It is possible to use CLIP STUDIO PAINT without a pen or drawing tablet, but lines drawn will not have any variable line width, pressure, etc.



Downloading & Installing CLIP STUDIO PAINT


To download and install CLIP STUDIO PAINT, first open the Google Play Store, or Galaxy Store if using a Galaxy device. Once open, tap on the search button, and enter “CLIP STUDIO PAINT” in the search bar. The program should be the first thing that appears in the search results.

To install the program, press the Install button.





(Google Play - Android & Chromebook)





(Galaxy Store)



Once installed, open the Apps drawer, find CLIP STUDIO PAINT on the list, and tap on its icon.



Creating a New CLIP STUDIO Account


Whether buying, subscribing or using the demo version of CLIP STUDIO PAINT, as CLIP STUDIO account will be required. Fortunately, it’s possible to create an account right in the program.

When CLIP STUDIO PAINT is opened for the first time, a Getting Started With CLIP STUDIO PAINT window will appear. From here, users can choose to either try a demonstration version of the program, or they can begin the process to either purchase a license, or begin a subscription.





To begin the Account creation process, click or tap the Sign up to get your first 3 months free button.

The next window that appears is the account login page. Since there is no account to log in with yet, click on the Sign up for free button.





This will open a new browser window.





Enter the email address that will be associated with the account, and press continue. An email will be sent to the address with a confirmation link.





Clicking on the link in the email will bring up the Register Profile page. From here, enter in all of the additional information needed to finish setting up the account.





Using the CLIP STUDIO PAINT Demonstration



CLIP STUDIO PAINT provides all users the option to try the program out before committing to a purchase, or even creating a CLIP STUDIO account. How that demonstration works will depend on the device that is being used.




Limited Demonstration


Windows, macOS, Chromebook, and iOS/Android Tablet users have the option to try out CLIP STUDIO PAINT in full as long as they want....with some limitations.

To do this, click on either the EX (to try CLIP STUDIO PAINT EX) or PRO (to try CLIP STUDIO PAINT PRO) buttons on the Getting Started with CLIP STUDIO PAINT window.

It is important to note however, that several key features will be disabled:

· Save and Save As, and Save Duplicate
· Export
· Batch Import
· Scan, Continuous Scan, and Select Scan Device
· Print, and Print Settings
· Cut, Copy, and Paste
· Registering Materials
· All Story File functions, including: Add Page, Add Page (Detail), Import, Duplicate, Delete, Combine, Split, Page Settings, Work Settings, and Batch Process
· File Object functions
· User-created filter plugins
· Animation files cannot be exported.

In short: this version is intended to give the user a chance to play around with the program as much as they want, knowing that anything created won’t be saved or exported.



One Hour Demonstration

Unlike the Limited Demonstration, those who use CLIP STUDIO PAINT on an iOS or Android/Galaxy phone can use the program for free with all of its features and functions available.

However, there will be a one hour daily time limit applied to the program. This hour is cumulative, meaning that the app can be used at any point over the course of the day, until one hour of usage has been reached. The demo will then be locked until the next day.

To use this option, tap the Launch button on the Getting Started with CLIP STUDIO PAINT window.






Multi-Month Demonstration


All versions of CLIP STUDIO PAINT have the option to use the program for three months (or six months for Samsung Galaxy Phone/Tablet owners who downloaded the app through the Galaxy Store) before purchasing a subscription, although it will require setting a subscription up — once the trial period ends, the subscription will begin.

To begin the demo, click on the “Sign up to get your first 3 (or 6) months free” button.

This will bring up the “Log In to your CLIP STUDIO Account” window.

If a CLIP STUDIO account has been created, enter the account’s email & password, and click or tap LOG IN. If the account has not been created, click or tap the Sign Up For Free button, and go through the steps outlined in Creating a New CLIP STUDIO Account.





A browser window will open in the CLIP STUDIO launcher, detailing two options to how to proceed: Purchasing a license, or purchasing a subscription.




In order to take advantage of the three month demo, click on the Monthly Usage Plans Purchase button to set up the subscription, and follow the steps that I explain in the next section, Purchasing & Registering CLIP STUDIO PAINT.



After logging into the CLIP STUDIO account, a window will appear, detailing the various subscription options available.

Select the subscription option (monthly or yearly) for the version of CLIP STUDIO PAINT that will be used, and tap its respective Purchase button. Note that the subscription will not begin until the demonstration period ends.










Changing a CLIP STUDIO PAINT Subscription


The subscription for Android, Chromebook, and Galaxy devices is set when starting the trial period. It is possible, however, to adjust the subscription at any time during or after the trial period ends.

To do this, tap the CLIP STUDIO PAINT icon on the Main menu and select Purchase app/Change grade or payment plan.



The subscription on these devices was initially set when starting the trial period (as explained in Using the CLIP STUDIO PAINT Demonstration). It is possible, however, to adjust the subscription at any time during or after the trial period ends.

To do this, tap the CLIP STUDIO PAINT icon on the Main menu (or tap the App Menu button, tap app settings, and, and select Purchase app/Change grade or payment plan.





A window will appear, similar to what was shown when first setting up the subscription. As before, tap on the Purchase button for the desired subscription.



Moving a CLIP STUDIO PAINT Subscription


Depending on the plan that was chosen, a purchased subscription can be used from one to four devices. To use a license on a device that exceeds the number available for the subscription, one of the registered licenses will need to be transferred over. To do this, select from the Main Menu of the new device:

· Chromebook/Android Tablet/iPad: CLIP STUDIO button > Review/Change License
· Android/Galaxy/iPhone: App Menu button > App Settings > Review/Change License

A Window will appear showing all of the currently active subscriptions. Select the license to transfer, and click or tap Deactivate and launch on this device.





A confirmation should then appear. The new device can now use CLIP STUDIO PAINT, while the old device can not. To switch back, simply repeat the process on the other device!



Cancelling a CLIP STUDIO PAINT Subscription


If a user wants to end the trial period before a subscription begins, it will be important to cancel the subscription. Once cancelled, the subscription will remain active (and the program can still be used) until the end of the current billing cycle.

To do this:



· Open the Google Play Store App
· Select Subscriptions from the main menu (or tap on the App Menu button at the top of the store page to open the Main Menu, then select Subscriptions.
· Select CLIP STUDIO PAINT from the “My Subscriptions” list , and tap/click on the Manage link
· Tap or Click on the Cancel Subscription link.

Samsung Galaxy (if downloaded from the Galaxy Store)

· Open the Galaxy Store App
· Select Subscriptions from the main menu (or tap on the App Menu button at the top of the store page to open the Main Menu, then select Subscriptions.
· Select CLIP STUDIO PAINT from the list of subscriptions.
· Tap on the Cancel subscription link.





And with that, we have covered all we need to know about installing and registering (or subscribing to) CLIP STUDIO PAINT on Android, Chromebook, and Samsung Galaxy devices!. Now all that is left to do is begin drawing!

Thanks for reading, and happy creating!



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Doug Hills has been a commercial artist for close to 20 years, with work ranging from webcomics and comic books, to T-Shirt designs, storyboards, concept artwork, and more. He is the author of Manga Studio For Dummies (2008), and has created a series of YouTube tutorial videos on how to use the program.



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