Device controls

Use these device controls to interact with your device during a manual test session.


To interact with your device, select Touch, then use left-click to tap and swipe the device screen.

Select Touch on Manual session


To pinch or use two-finger zoom, select Pinch/ Zoom, then place the center circle on the target and drag an outer circle.

A manual session with a closeup of a device using pinch/zoom.

Set device location

To change the device location, select Location, then search for a location or enter the longitude and latitude.

A manual session with a closeup of the location controls.

Set device timezone

To change the device timezone, select Set device timezone and choose a timezone from the dropdown.

A manual session with a closeup of a device set to landscape.

Rotate screen

To rotate the device screen between portrait or landscape, select Rotate Screen.

A manual session with a rotate screen


To change the device volume, select Volume Up or Volume Down.

Select Volume up or Volume Down

adb shell

To enter Android Debug Bridge (adb) commands, select adb shell, then enter a supported adb command.

A manual session with a closeup of the adb shell running <code>adb shell dumpsys display</code>.

Perform VoiceOver

Once VoiceOver for iOS is set up, select Perform VoiceOver, then choose a VoiceOver option to test an app’s screen reader compatibility.

Select Perform Voiceover feature

Biometric authentication

Once you’ve added our biometrics authentication library to your app, select Biometric Authentication, then choose Pass or Fail to test authentication requests.

Select Biometric Authentication feature

Draw custom gesture

To draw custom gestures like three-finger swipes or two-finger taps, select Draw Custom Gesture, then choose a sample gesture or create your own.

A manual session with a closeup of the gesture controls.

Once a custom gesture is created, select the star icon to save it for future sessions.

Select the star icon to save the custom gesture

Input sensitive data

To input sensitive data (like usernames and passwords), select Input Sensitive Data, then enter the data in the text box.

A manual session with a closeup of the sensitive data controls.

Select the corresponding field on the device screen, then select Save to input the sensitive data.

Select Save to input the sensitive data

See this section for how sensitive data in a session is protected, including how Scriptless handles the data.

Image injection

To test your in-app camera, select Image Injection, then add an image to the injection library and select Inject.

Follow this guide for more details on how to use image injection.

A manual session with a closeup of image injection.


To lock the device screen, select Power.

Locking the device screen won’t end the session.

Select Power button

Home button

To replicate the iOS or Android home button, single-click or double-click the Home Button.

Select Home button

Recent apps

To replicate Android’s display recent apps button, select Recent Apps.

A manual session with a close up of the device display its recent apps.


To replicate Android’s return to the previous page, select Back.

Select Back on Device Controls

Synchronous inventory capture

To ensure each action is captured in the inventory before a new action can be started, enable Synchronous Inventory Capture.

Enable Synchronous Inventory Capture

The circle will be filled when an action is fully captured.

A manual session with a closeup of the device with synchronous inventory capture enabled.


To view the session runtime, latency, and resolution, select the Speedometer.

A manual sesion with a closeup of the speedometer opened.

To increase the device screen to 30 frames per second (FPS), enable Lightning Mode.

Lightning mode is only available for certain plans.


To take a screenshot of the current screen, select Take Screenshot to take a screenshot. The total number of screenshots will be displayed on the Screenshots icon.

A manual session with a closeup of a device and the screenshot conter set to 3 highlighted in red.

To download your screenshots, select Screenshots, then choose a screenshot to download.

Select screenshots you want to download