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As iPhones continue to remain a popular mobile device option worldwide, testing apps on iPhones is a critical step in your mobile testing process.
Read more to get an overview of how to test iOS apps.
There are three steps teams must take to effectively test iOS apps:
In the following example, we walk through these steps using Perfecto DevTunnel.
Perfecto DevTunnel is a solution that helps enterprise teams integrate real iPhones and iPads into critical development paths.
Native mobile and web app developers now have instant access to the variety of devices needed to:
Here's a quick overview:
From the Perfecto cloud dashboard, you can easily create an SSH connection to your device, which enables XCode, Safari, and other profiling tools to seamlessly interact with it.
Launch your target platform from a wide variety of real devices, then click on the ‘DevTunnel’ widget:
A secure session from your computer to the Perfecto test cloud enables the rest of your toolchain to interact with this device, just as if it is connected via a really long USB cable.
After installing the requisite components, you’ll see your device available in XCode:
Indeed, anywhere XCode queries for a list of available devices, your DevTunnel-connected Perfecto device is listed there. This is great when you want to see how a new feature will work on new or legacy platform versions.
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DevTunnel also allows developers to run XCTest scripts on specific hardware, platform configurations, and under real user conditions. You can simulate scenarios like high network latency and call interruption through additional Perfecto WindTunnel features. This helps teams improve test flakiness and cover more of the real user than ever before.
Instrumentation and profiling tools — such as Allocations, Leaks, Counters, and Energy Log — also work with your Perfecto devices connected via DevTunnel:
For web app developers, you can use your DevTunnel connection to test and troubleshoot web apps as well! When a mobile web browser is launched on the device, your iOS device now appears in the list of resources available to Safari Web Inspector:
Now that you know how to test iOS apps, learn how to make it easier.
Integrating real devices from your Perfecto cloud into dev cycles early helps development teams ship less buggy new code and increase automated test coverage over the real user experience.
Learn more about testing iOS apps in the cloud by checking out our Remote Device Access page.
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