The Apps tool enables users to conveniently view, install, and manage applications on the virtual device.
The Apps tool lists all applications (or packages, on Android) on the virtual device. For each app, it displays the name, date installed, type (System or User), and size of the file. It also provides buttons to launch or kill the app, and if the app can be uninstalled, a button to uninstall the app.
Launching an App
To launch an app, use the Launch button on the far right side of row listing the target app. When an app is running, this button will change to Kill, which will shut down the specified app. Launching or closing an app on the device GUI screen will be reflected in the Apps tool list.
To search for an app or package, use the field with the magnifying glass below the Install button in the upper right corner.
How to Install an Android APK
To install an Android .apk file, simply click the Install button in the upper right corner of the Apps tab, and select the desired file. Click "OK," and a green progress bar will appear at the bottom of the screen indicating the progress as your app is uploaded and installed on the device. Once installation is complete, the app will appear in the list of Apps, as well as on the virtual device screen.
How to Install an iOS IPA
- Does your app load on a real device of the same model and OS version?
- If you are loading an iOS app, is it properly signed? Does it have the proper entitlements?