= 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 Delay and Upload/Download speed. This feature helps testers to replicate a myriad of network conditions for testing mobile apps.

How to test the apps by simulating different network conditions?

Though the steps to Applying a Network Profile to the devices on the platform maybe the same on the New and Old User Interface of the platform. Some options maybe placed elsewhere. If you need instructions for the steps on the Old UI, please scroll down further.

Applying a Network Profile (Shaping) in the New UI

  • Login to the pCloudy platform
  • Connect to a device
  • Select the Network option on the right pane under All Actions
Select Network
  • A dialogue box opens up containing different simulated network profiles
  • Select a profile and click on 'Shape'.
Click on shape button

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

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

Changing network profile

During the testing session, if a user needs to test the app on other network conditions, the user can Unshape and start the process again.

Click on unshape button

Applying a Network Profile (Shaping) in the Old UI

  • Login to pCloudy
  • Select and connect to a device
  • Click on Network tab
Select Network
  • A dialogue box opens up containing different simulated 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 to the device.
  • Test the app on selected network condition.

Changing network profile

During the testing session, if a user needs to test the app on other network conditions, the user can select the 'Network ' feature and select any desired network by shaping the same.

Click on unshape button