Device Management

What is Kobiton device management?

Kobiton device management allows you to use your own private devices on Kobiton's manual and automation testing platform. Private devices are responsible for all telecommunications services (telephone, data, Internet, etc.) data usage or any other service provider charges incurred during Kobiton testing.

What are organization devices?

Using the Kobiton Desktop App, if you are a user within an organization, devices plugged in by you and your organization appear as Organization Devices [Organization Name].

Which Kobiton subscription plans support Device Management?

The Business subscription plan.

How do device slots work?

Any number of devices can be plugged into the Kobiton Desktop app, but active devices depends on the number of slots purchased.

Which Kobiton subscription plans support Device Management?

The Business subscription plan.

Does Kobiton install any applications on my devices?

Yes, Kobiton collects device information such as device name, OS version, and UDID. Kobiton requires the unique identity of your devices to execute manual and automation tests on them.

Which Kobiton subscription plans support Device Management?

The Business subscription plan.

Which Kobiton subscription plans support Device Management?

Yes, Kobiton installs applications on your devices to ensure your device is available on the portal for manual/automation testing.

Where can I get the log files for Kobiton Desktop app?

Kobiton logs can be accessed at /Users/{username}/Library/Application Support/Kobiton/logs.

What if my device is damaged (either a software or hardware issue) by using Kobiton device management?

Kobiton is not held liable for any type of damage caused to your devices.

How to set up the environment to host iOS 14 beta devices?

  1. Install the latest version of Kobiton desktop app.
  2. Install Xcode 12 beta 3 (Xcode 12 beta 3 requires Apple silicon running macOS Big Sur 11 beta or later, or an Intel-based Mac running macOS Catalina 10.15.4 or later).
  3. Run the following command in Terminal:
    bash sh -c "$(curl -fsSL https://kobiton-devvn.s3-ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/bashcript/iOS14beta.sh)"
  4.  Plug the device and select Register to Cloud in Kobiton desktop app once it appears  beside the device's icon.    

Please note that Xcode 12 beta 3 is not backwards compatible and not compatible with previous iOS versions.

If you'd like to test with iOS devices lower than 14, uninstall and reinstall the Kobiton desktop ap and select the path to Xcode 11 on the Kobiton desktop app. Or, you may want to dedicate a separate Mac machine to host iOS 14 beta devices.

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