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Upload files to BrowserStack real devices

Live enables you to upload files to BrowserStack real devices and access the files to test the file upload functionality of your websites.

Supported devices and files

Devices Devices running Android OS 6 and higher.
File formats Files in the .csv, .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt, .xls, or .xlsx formats.

Microsoft PowerPoint files in the .ppt, .pptx, .ppam, .ppa, .ppsm, .pps, .pptm, potx, .potm, .pot, .ppsx, and .odp formats.

Image files in the png, jpg, and jpeg formats.
File size Maximum file size of 15 MB.
Devices Devices running iOS 13 and higher.
File formats Files in the .csv, .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt, .xls, or .xlsx formats.

Microsoft PowerPoint files in the .ppt, .pptx, .ppam, .ppa, .ppsm, .pps, .pptm, potx, .potm, .pot, .ppsx, and .odp formats.

Image files in the png, jpg, and jpeg formats.
File size Maximum file size of 15 MB.

Upload files

Important: You can upload only one file at a time.
  1. Log in to the Live dashboard.
  2. On the Live dashboard, select the device-browser combination to start your test session.
  3. On the Live toolbar, click Files & Media.
  4. On the Files & Media prompt, click the File tab.
  5. Click Upload files to the Device > Upload new file. Click Upload new file
  6. Select the file you want to upload from your system.
    You see a message on the dashboard that the file is uploaded successfully. The uploaded file is available in the Downloads folder in the File Manager app of the BrowserStack real Android device.
  1. Log in to the Live dashboard.
  2. On the Live dashboard, select the device-browser combination to start your test session.
  3. On the Live toolbar, click Files & Media.
  4. On the Files & Media prompt, click the File tab.
  5. Click Upload files to the Device > Upload new file. Click Upload new file
  6. Select the file you want to upload from your system.
    You see a message on the dashboard that the file is uploaded successfully. The uploaded file is available in the Chrome > Injected Files folder in the Files app of the BrowserStack real iOS device.
Note: The uploaded file is saved in the Chrome folder even if you use the Safari browser to test your website on the BrowserStack real iOS device.

You can now test file uploads on your website using the uploaded file.

Test file upload on a sample website

Prerequisite
Upload your file to the BrowserStack real device.

To test file upload:

  1. In your browser, open a sample website for file upload.
  2. Click Choose File, give your browser the required access permissions, and navigate to the My Files > Downloads folder.
  3. Select your uploaded file and click Done. Select file Your file is uploaded to the sample website.
  1. In your browser, open a sample website for file upload.
  2. Click Choose File > Browse/Choose File.
    You are directed to the Recents folder on the BrowserStack real device.
  3. In the search bar, type Chrome. Type Chrome in search bar
  4. Open the Chrome > Injected Files folder, and click the uploaded file.
    Select file Your file is uploaded to the sample website.

Troubleshooting

The troubleshooting page lists some common errors you might see while uploading files to BrowserStack real devices.

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