As a tester, you will need to install and test builds that are not been publicly released yet on the Android Play Store. Due to this reason, downloading and installing APK builds to your android device is an essential skill to have as a tester.

In this article, we will explain how to download and install APK builds to your Android device directly from the Testlio Platform.

Downloading the APK build

The APK build can only be downloaded once your test run has started on the scheduled start time. Once the run starts:

  1. open the workspace homepage and start the test run on your computer.

  2. observe the flow to reach the Build Setup page.

  3. download the APK build to your computer and transfer it to your Android device through a data cable.

Alternatively, you can also download the APK build directly to your mobile device:

  1. open the Testlio Platform directly on the browser of your device.

  2. open the workspace homepage and start the test run.

  3. observe the flow to reach the Build Setup page.

  4. download the build directly on your mobile device.

  5. the Testlio Platform is not fully optimized for mobile view and once the APK build has been downloaded, you will need to return to the computer to execute the run.

Installing the downloaded APK on your Android device

Once you have downloaded or transferred the APK build to your Android device, you can navigate to the folder which contains the build and follow the steps in the following video to install the APK.

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