Connect Windows Phone devices

Using Mobile Center, you can run tests on Windows Phone devices. All major gestures and controls, including common controls specific to Windows Phone, are supported.

Note: For Windows Phone related limitations, refer to the Readme.

Supported Apps

Only Windows 8.1 XAML (Extensible Application Markup Language) apps with *.appx extensions, are supported.

The following table describes the app types supported by each testing tool:

  UFT TruClient Sprinter LeanFT
Native apps
Web apps

Hybrid apps

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The following requirements must be met when connecting Windows phone devices to Mobile Center:

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Initial Windows Phone device setup

  1. Check that your device has the Windows Phone 8.1 operating system.
  2. Register your Windows Phone device for development. For details, see Register your Windows Phone.
  3. Set the Lock screen settings configured to "Never" (recommended).

Connect a Windows Phone device

You can only connect one Windows Phone device per Windows connector.
  1. Make sure that your environment complies with all of the prerequisites.
  2. On the machine to which you intend to plug in the device, select the WP-start-hpmc.bat file, typically located in the C:\Program Files\Mobile Center Server\server or C:\Program Files\Mobile Center Connector\connector folders. Select Run as administrator from the right-click menu. This starts Mobile Center as a process instead of a service.
  3. Plug in the device to either a Windows server or a Windows connector machine. Wait until the device displays Connected on its screen.
  4. Run tests as usual with your testing tool.

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