Tips to use devices more effectively

This article explains the options available on device page. These options will help you use the devices effectively on pCloudy platform. pCloudy is a feature rich platform and supports whole lot of features to ease your device interaction. There are many single click options to speed up your testing on devices. On connecting to a device, You will see many icons in the top pane.

Lets understand what each of these icons/features does for you.

 

Device icons

 

1.
Camera

Capture high resolution screen shots with the skin of the device

2.
landscape and portrait devices

Change the orientation of the device to Landscape and portrait

3.
Cross Browser Testing

Open the browser from the list of preinstalled browsers

4.
Keyboard

Use the extended keyboard if you want to enter some text on the device. However, for Android ver 5.0 and above you can directly enter the text from your system keyboard

5.
Battery

Check the stack trace (crash logs) if the application is crashed

6.
Cursor
Navigate the application with the buttons
7.
zoom in zoom out

Zoom in/out the device shown on the screen

8.
zoom default icon
Reset the zoom level to bring the device to default size
9.
re-connect to a device

Click to Re-connect if the device shows black screen

10.
Extend Device Session

Extend the session if the device is available

11.
Wake Up

Wake up the device from sleep mode or push the device to sleep mode

12.
Stop Device Session
Release the device back to the cloud

 

pCloudy’s Device Settings tab has lot of commonly used features and device interactions. Some of the key features to test are Network, Location and Audio.

Lets see those in details.

 

mobile device settings

1.
Reboot Device
Reboot the device remotely
2.
Toggle Wifi

Switch ON/OFF wifi

3.
Adjust Volume
Adjust the device volume
4.
Manage Apps

Manage your apps on the device

5.
Network Profile

Throttle network to simulate different network conditions

6.
add google account
Add Google account
7.
Set Phone Location

Teleport the device – Set any location of the earth on the device

8.
Settings

Open Device settings on the device

9.
Open play store on mobile device

Open play store on the device

10.
open developer options on website

Open developer options on the device

11.
Inject Audio

Send audio commands to the device for testing applications which supports audio commands