Selenium Testing for iOS

Run Selenium tests on real iOS devices like iPhones, iPads, etc. Test your websites on the latest versions of iOS devices.

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Real devices and browsers

Harness our Selenium grid to start testing instantly on 2000+ real mobile devices and desktop browsers.


Parallel test runs

Run hundreds of tests concurrently to speed up the execution time of your test suite by more than 10x.

Seamless integration

Integrate in minutes using popular languages and frameworks. Add BrowserStack to your build pipeline using our CI plugins.

Test on dev environments

Test websites hosted on development environments or behind firewalls with zero setup or configuration.


Comprehensive debugging

Debug with ease using video recordings, automated screenshots of errors, text logs, console logs and network logs.

Security & Privacy

Tests run securely on tamper-proof physical devices and desktop VMs, wiped clean of data after every session. Read more about security.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can Selenium be used for iOS Testing?

Yes, Selenium can be used in combination with Appium for automating website tests on iOS devices. One can use Selenium client bindings to interact with the Appium server.

Testing websites on real iOS devices helps teams identify any bugs that an end-user might encounter in the real world. This ensures that apps and websites are thoroughly tested and can provide a flawless user experience.

Can I automate app testing as well as website testing on an iOS device using BrowserStack?

Yes, you can automate tests for iOS apps and websites on real iPhones and iPads using BrowserStack’s real device cloud. Simply initiate automated app testing using Appium on BrowserStack App Automate.

In order to get started with automated website testing on real iOS devices, sign up for free on BrowserStack Automate.

How do you run Appium tests on iOS devices?

Running Selenium tests on real iOS devices is quite simple on BrowserStack. Just follow the steps below:

  1. Sign up for free on BrowserStack Automate
  2. Download the required Client libraries (Java, Python, etc) 
  3. Configure the test script using Desired Capabilities to define the desired browser and device to test on.

Refer to the official documentation to learn the fundamental steps required to start Selenium testing on desired devices.

Is Selenium different from Appium?

Yes. Selenium is used to automate web browsers. It is primarily used for cross-browser testing of web applications. Appium, on the other hand, is mainly used for automated app testing on mobile devices. It also supports mobile web automation.

Appium derives its roots from Selenium and uses the same WebDriver API for driving mobile browsers on Android and iOS. Thus, Appium makes mobile testing using Selenium WebDriver easier for teams or individuals who have prior experience working with Selenium. 

In particular, Appium is a highly preferred framework because it supports automation for both iOS and Android operating systems. 

How does BrowserStack help with Selenium iOS testing?

BrowserStack enables execution of Selenium test scripts on a wide range of real iOS
devices on its cloud Selenium grid of 2000+ real devices and browsers. This enables teams or individuals QAs to run parallel tests on desired browsers and iOS devices to speed up tests without compromising on the accuracy of results.