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
Once you are on the Build Setup page, click on the Download button to download the APK to your computer. You can then transfer the APK to your Android device through a data cable.
Alternatively, you can also open the Testlio Platform directly on the browser of your Android device and download the build directly on your Android, however, please note that the Testlio Platform is not fully optimized for mobile view and once the APK 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.