Why IntelliJ keeps making and installing apks even if I didn't make any changes?

I'm using IntelliJ to develop Android apps with gradle. When I want to launch a project on my android phone, it always remake and reinstall the apk, even if I didn't make any changes to my code. In Eclipse, it only remake and reinstall the apk after I made changes to the project, which saves a lot of time. This behavior is more annoying when you want to restart debugging and find that the IntelliJ is slow compiling and installing your app.

My question is, is this a desired behavior of IntelliJ of its developer, or I have something wrong in my IntelliJ settings?

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Are you sure that the IDE not only redeploys, but also rebuilds your APK? As about redeployment, yes it is known issue: IDEA-100047

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