Android Inspector helps in finding elements in Android/iOS Native Apps. It allows you to get unique paths for the elements present in an application.


The setup process consists of the below  steps as mentioned in the previous chapter:


1. Download the Testsigma Agent and set it up.


Note: Check this document to know what is Testsigma Agent and where it is used


2. Go to the UI Identifiers Page in the Testsigma app by navigating to Test Development -> UI Identifiers.

Click on the Record button to start recording the app elements (for the IPA which has been uploaded in the Uploads section).


Note: Ui Identifier is the Testsigma terminology that we use for elements on your Web Pages or App Screens. 


After clicking on record the IOS Inspector will pop-up and we can start with the Inspection using either Physical Devices or Cloud devices.


  1. Inspect using Physical Device: Use this option if you are going to inspect elements using a local mobile device connected to this machine or using an Emulator.


  • Select Agent: Here you can select the Agent which you have registered after downloading the Testsigma agent from the Agents page. The Offline agents will be grayed-out and you can only select the online Agents.
  • Select Device: Since we have chosen the Physical device option in the Inspector, we need to connect our real mobile device to the system after switching the development mode on in the mobile device. You can also go to the Agent page from the left pane and click on your Agent to confirm if your mobile device is connected to the system.
  • Upload App or Add Manually: Here you can select the IPA file name which you have uploaded in the Uploads tab or you can even go for the Manually option where you can give the App package and App activity name if the app is already installed in your device. 


After entering all the information, click on the Record button to start the Inspection.


2. Inspect using Cloud Device: Use this option if you are going to inspect elements using a cloud device from    Testsigma Lab.


  • Select Agent: Here you can select the Agent which you have registered after downloading the Testsigma agent from the Agents page. The Offline agents will be grayed-out and you can only select the online Agents.
  • Select Version and device: Select the IOS version and IOS Device on which you want to run your application and start the inspection of elements.
  • Select Uploaded App: Here you can select the IPA file which you have uploaded in the Uploads tab


After entering all the information, click on the Record button to start the Inspection.


Note: If there are any challenges in recording the desired elements or if you feel that the captured element details are not working as expected you may talk to us on inbuilt chat at the bottom left corner or write to support@testsigma.com


Once you capture done the setup for the IOS Inspector, you may go to the next chapter in this tutorial 

Sample IOS Native App for testing


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