In the this chapter, you’ll learn how to test apps and websites on mobile devices including smartphones and tablets. You’ll learn how to connect devices to Ranorex Studio, instrument apps, and create and run automated mobile tests.
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Ranorex Studio supports Android and iOS mobile devices.
Mobile testing requires that you connect your device to the computer that Ranorex Studio is installed on. You can do so by USB (recommended) or WiFi.
Test automation of Android/iOS apps is based on the Ranorex automation libraries for mobile testing. To ensure automation works smoothly, always use the automation libraries that correspond to your currently installed version of Ranorex Studio. Otherwise, you will receive technology limitation warnings or even errors.
You can download the automation libraries for the different Ranorex Studio versions from the mobile download archive.
If you absolutely must use earlier automation libraries, you can do so as long as they only produce warnings, but this is not recommended. In this case, simply close the technology limitation warning.
Mobile tests in Ranorex Studio always follow the same basic procedure, regardless of the type of device. The mobile OS and the type of test (app test or mobile web test) then determine the specific actions and settings in the steps this basic procedure entails.
The following chapters explain each of these steps in detail.