= Network Simulation - pCloudy documentation

Network Simulation

Simulated networks – Network related tests for mobile apps need not be such a hassle if the testers are given full control of the network being used. Using a simulated lab network, testers can easily test their mobile apps by simply selecting a network profile and applying it to the device in use. The network profiles carry different parameters like Speed, Delay, Loss for Upload and Download links.This feature helps testers to replicate a myriad of network conditions for testing mobile apps.

How to test your apps by simulating different network conditions?

Applying a Network Profile (Shaping)
  • Login to pCloudy
  • Select and connect to a device
  • Click on Network tab
Select Network
  • A dialogue box opens up containing different network profiles
  • Select a profile and click on 'Shape' button.
Click on shape button

User will be notified after successful shaping of the network profile.

Network Profile
  • The selected network condition will be applied.
  • Test your app on the selected network condition.

Changing network profile

During the testing session, when you have already tested on a network simulation and would like to test on another condition, you can change to a different network profile by selecting the 'Network ' tab again under 'Device Settings'. This will help you to test your app on various network profiles.

Removing a Network Profile (Unshaping)

  • Click on Network tab
  • Click on 'Unshape' button to return to default conditions of the network.
Click on unshape button


  • This feature can be used in both current testing and Book Device mode
  • During current test session when a device session is extended and then Released mid-session the credits will be deducted only for the used total duration
  • In Book Device mode when a device session is extended and then Released mid-session the credits will be deducted for the added time in addition to entire booked duration.