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Access app settings in remote iOS devices

The Settings app in iOS devices enables you to modify device and app settings based on your preferences. A Settings bundle in an application package contains the custom setting preferences for the app. The Settings app lists apps that have a Settings bundle, to enable you to manage the app settings. Check out Apple documentation for more information about iOS Settings bundle.

App Live enables access to settings for apps that have a Settings bundle. With access to app-specific settings, you can modify app preferences and test your app under different conditions and environments on remote iOS devices.

In this guide, you learn about:

Supported devices and apps

App Live supports access to iOS app settings on remote devices running iOS 12 and higher.

App Live supports access to iOS app settings to test the following types of apps:

Important: App Live does not support access to app settings for apps installed via App Store or TestFlight.

Access iOS app settings

Prerequisite:
Ensure that your app is a supported app.

Note: You can access app settings for multiple iOS apps that have the Settings bundle, in the same test session on App Live.

To access app settings:

  1. Log in to the App Live dashboard.
  2. On the App Live dashboard, upload your app from the left panel.
  3. Select your device from the device listing on the right panel, to launch your test session.
  4. On the App Live vertical toolbar, click iOS Settings.
  5. In the App Settings section on the iOS Settings prompt, the list of your uploaded apps that have Settings bundle are displayed. App Settings From the displayed list, select the app for which you want to modify the settings.

Troubleshooting

The troubleshooting page lists some common errors that you may see while accessing app settings to test your app.

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