Install support using Arduino IDE

Reference arduino-esp32 DOC Getting Started » Installing

This is the way to install Arduino-ESP32 directly from the Arduino IDE.

Starting with the Arduino IDE version 1.6.4, Arduino allows installation of third-party platform packages using Boards Manager. We have packages available for Windows, macOS, and Linux.

To start the installation process with Boards Managaer, follow these steps:

  • Install the current upstream Arduino IDE at the 1.8 level or later. The current version is at the website.

  • Start Arduino and open the File>Preferences window.

  • Enter one of the release links above into Additional Board Manager URLs field. You can add multiple URLs, separating them with commas.

Open the Board Manager from the Tools > Boards menu and install the esp32 platform.

  • Restart Arduino IDE.

  • Select ESP32S3 Dev Module board from Tools > Board menu after installation.

  • Select the correct settings in the Tools menu as shown below.

Setting Value
USB CDC On Boot Enabled
CPU Frequency 240MHz (WiFi)
Core Debug Level None
USB DFU On Boot Enabled (Requires USB-OTG Mode)
Erase All Flash Before Sketch Upload Disabled
Events Run On Core 1
Flash Mode QIO 80MHz
Flash Size 8MB (64Mb)
JTAG Adapter Integrated USB JTAG
Arduino Runs On Core 1
USB Firmware MSC On Boot Disabled
Partition Scheme 8M with spiffs (3MB APP/1.5MB SPIFFS)
Upload Mode UARTO / Hardware CDC
Upload Speed 921600
USB Mode Hardware CDC and JTAG
  • Or select BPI-Leaf-S3 board from Tools > Board menu, its default settings can be used directly.