Selecting Mobile Devices for Manual Testing

Before you can select a mobile device (physical device, emulator or simulator) on which to execute your manual test, a device provider needs to be configured. Note that the device provider and your current project must be assigned to the same location, otherwise the devices will not show up in the list. For additional information, see Managing Device Providers.
Tip: If you want to open the browser on the selected device with a specific URL, define a parameter called silkTest.url and enter your URL in the Value field.
To select a mobile device:
  1. Open the Manual Testing window. For more information, see Manual Testing Window.
  2. Click (Select Device). The Select Device dialog box appears.
  3. Select a mobile device. Use the Search field, the Platform and the Application lists on the left-hand side to filter the list of available devices. To install a native app on the mobile device for testing, select Native App in the Application list on the left-hand side and specify a URL or a UNC path to the app in the field below (iOS requires a URL). Example: \\fileserver\apps\testapp.apk
    Tip: Use the search field to search for specific device types, for example by searching for Emulator or Simulator.
  4. Optional: Check the Use physical devices only check box if you want to exclude emulators and simulators for your device selection.
  5. Optional: Uncheck the Hide used or blocked devices check box to see who is currently using devices.
  6. Click Start Device to begin executing your test on the selected device.