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Test on latest iOS minor versions

Important:
  • The iOS minor version feature is currently in Private Beta and may involve further changes.

Testing your app on latest iOS minor versions is important for the following reasons :

  • Test the app’s compatibility with newly released minor versions
  • Test your app updates on latest minor versions

BrowserStack now allows you to test your apps on the 2 latest iOS minor versions. Starting from iOS version 15.3, we will be supporting the 2 latest minor versions released on iOS 15 & above.

To run tests on the latest or latest-1 supported iOS 15 minor version, provide capabilities platform and os_version in your Appium scripts as described below :

Capability Value Description
platform ios Chose iOS mobile platform
os_version 15 latest Any device on latest supported iOS 15 minor version will be allocated. Currently, 15 latest maps to an iOS device running 15.4
os_version 15 latest-1 Any device on latest-1 supported iOS 15 minor version will be allocated. Currently, 15 latest-1 maps to an iOS device running 15.3

Examples

desiredCapabilities.setCapability("platform", "ios");
desiredCapabilities.setCapability("os_version", "15 latest");
var capabilities = {
    'platform' : 'ios',
    'os_version' : '15 latest'
}
capability.SetCapability("platform", "ios");
capability.SetCapability("os_version", "15 latest");
desired_cap = {
    'platform': 'ios',
    'os_version': '15 latest'
}
desired_caps = {
    'platform' = 'ios',
    'os_version' = '15 latest'
}
Important: Please note that in iOS minor version workflow as described above, devices will only be dynamically allocated. Therefore, to run tests on a specific iOS minor version you must specify platform & os_version capabilities as described above and remove device capability from the desired Appium capabilities set.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. Which iOS minor versions will be supported on BrowserStack App Automate?

Starting from iOS version 15.3, we will be supporting the 2 latest minor versions on iOS 15 & above.

2. Can I provide specific minor versions such as 15.3 or 15.4 on BrowserStack App Automate?

Currently, No. To select a minor version, use the latest or latest-1 flag in os_version capability. It further helps ensure your App Automate tests run on the latest supported iOS minor versions at any given point of time without requiring any test script updates at your end.

3. When will a newly released iOS minor version be available on BrowserStack App Automate?

We will strive to support every newly released minor version within a reasonable timeframe from their release date on a best effort basis. As and when new iOS minor versions are released on BrowserStack App Automate, we will update relevant documentation and notify the customers.

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