iOS support updates

Note

When working with first beta versions of major OS versions, especially developer betas that are not available as public betas, any testing done on the device may be affected by instabilities and bugs on the OS level. If you are interested in testing the new beta, contact Support or your Customer Success Manager. We recommend limiting beta testing to 1-2 devices.

Note

For apps built with XCode versions earlier than 12.1 running on iPhone 12, you may not get correct data if you use element.getRect() to retrieve the location and size of an element. This issue seems to occur because XCUITest APIs in XCode versions prior to 12.1 do not support the resolution of iPhone 12.

iOS/iPadOS version

Support terms

16 Beta

Available upon request.

The following limitations apply:

  • Devices running iOS 15 GA and later use Appium 1.20, with the Appium limitations listed in the Appium upgrade notice in our 21.6 release notes.

  • The capability wdaEventloopIdleDelay sometimes crashes due to an Apple limitation. We recommend that you avoid using it for now.

  • Devices running iOS 15 must have Passcode turned off. Apple added a limitation that devices with passcode enabled cannot be automated without manually entering the passcode every 8 hours. This effectively denies the option to use passcode with devices in the cloud.

    To work around this issue, if your application requires a passcode to be set, re-install the app with sensor instrumentation enabled. Perfecto will then simulate the security API to have return values that indicate that passcode is enabled.

  • On incoming calls, a blurred image displays instead of a call screen (only relevant for IDS fast video) when recording from a connected PC. This issue is related to a limitation around Apple’s QuickTime implementation.

    To resolve this issue on devices connected to HSS or IDS, make sure the device uses the latest XCT template. If audio is needed, it must work with a Bluetooth server or analog audio.

  • Only alphanumeric passcodes are supported.

15.6 Beta 2, 15.5 GA, 15.4.1 GA, 15.3.1 GA, 15.2.1 GA, 15.1.1 GA

Available in all clouds

The following limitations apply:

  • Devices running iOS 15 GA and later use Appium 1.20, with the Appium limitations listed in the Appium upgrade notice in our 21.6 release notes.

  • The capability wdaEventloopIdleDelay sometimes crashes due to an Apple limitation. We recommend that you avoid using it for now.

  • Devices running iOS 15 must have Passcode turned off. Apple added a limitation that devices with passcode enabled cannot be automated without manually entering the passcode every 8 hours. This effectively denies the option to use passcode with devices in the cloud.

    To work around this issue, if your application requires a passcode to be set, re-install the app with sensor instrumentation enabled. Perfecto will then simulate the security API to have return values that indicate that passcode is enabled.

  • On incoming calls, a blurred image displays instead of a call screen (only relevant for IDS fast video) when recording from a connected PC. This issue is related to a limitation around Apple’s QuickTime implementation.

    To resolve this issue on devices connected to HSS or IDS, make sure the device uses the latest XCT template. If audio is needed, it must work with a Bluetooth server or analog audio.

  • Only alphanumeric passcodes are supported.

15.0.1

Available in all clouds

The following limitations apply:

  • Devices running iOS 15 GA use Appium 1.20, with the Appium limitations listed in the Appium upgrade notice in our 21.6 release notes.

  • The capability wdaEventloopIdleDelay sometimes crashes due to an Apple limitation. We recommend that you avoid using it for now.

  • Devices running iOS 15 must have Passcode turned off. Apple added a limitation that devices with passcode enabled cannot be automated without manually entering the passcode every 8 hours. This effectively denies the option to use passcode with devices in the cloud.

  • Typing text is slow and sometimes fails on timeout. This is an Apple limitation. The behavior is not related to string length and is the same on pure Appium.

  • On incoming calls, a blurred image displays instead of a call screen (only relevant for IDS fast video) when recording from a connected PC. This issue is related to a limitation around Apple’s QuickTime implementation.

    To resolve this issue on devices connected to HSS or IDS, make sure the device uses the latest XCT template. If audio is needed, it must work with a Bluetooth server or analog audio.

  • Only alphanumeric passcodes are supported.

14.8.1

Fully supported.  The following limitation applies:

  • Only alphanumeric passcodes are supported.

14.7.1, 14.6 GA

Supported in alignment with Appium 1.17.

The following Apple limitation applies:

  • Connecting to an application webview crashes the application, even when accessed through the Safari developer menu.

The limitations of iOS 13 versions still apply.  In addition, the following limitation applies:

  • Only alphanumeric passcodes are supported.

14.5.1 GA

Available for Appium scripts and UI live testing.

Supported in alignment with Appium 1.17.

The following Apple limitation applies:

  • Connecting to an application webview crashes the application, even when accessed through the Safari developer menu.

The limitations of iOS 13 versions still apply. In addition, the following limitation applies:

  • Only alphanumeric passcodes are supported.

14.4.2 GA, 14.3 GA

Supported in alignment with Appium 1.17. The limitations of iOS 13 versions still apply. In addition, the following limitation applies:

  • Only alphanumeric passcodes are supported.

14.2.1 GA

Supported for iPhone 12 only and in alignment with Appium 1.17. The limitations of iOS 13 versions still apply. In addition, the following limitation applies:

  • Only alphanumeric passcodes. Numeric passcodes are not supported.

14.2 GA, 14.1 GA

Supported in alignment with Appium 1.17. The limitations of iOS 13 versions still apply. In addition, the following limitation applies:

  • Only alphanumeric passcodes are supported.

13.7 GA

Supported in alignment with Appium 1.17. The limitations of previous iOS 13 versions still apply.

13.6 and 13.6.1 GA

Supported in alignment with Appium 1.17. The limitations of previous iOS 13 versions still apply.

13.5 and 13.5.1 GA

Supported in alignment with Appium 1.17. The limitations of previous iOS 13 versions still apply.

13.4 GA

Supported in alignment with Appium 1.17. The limitations of previous iOS 13 versions still apply.

13 to 13.3 GA,
13.3.1 Beta

  • Touch & MultiTouch Actions executed by coordinates may not be performed on specific device models when the app has been compiled with an old Xcode version (below 10).
  • On iPad devices running iOS 13.1.x, opening a keyboard from a text field causes incorrect dimensions of the root element to be returned when retrieving objects. This, in turn, causes objects in the Object Spy to display incorrectly when the device is in landscape mode. This issue affects the application even after the keyboard is closed. For objects to display correctly again, you must close the application using the Close app button and relaunch it.
  • On new devices running iOS 13, applications built with older Xcode versions may return incorrect objects coordinates.

For information on working with privacy popups on iOS 13 devices, see iOS 13 | Handle privacy pop-ups.

12.5.5 GA

Fully supported.

11

An Apple limitation related to the element tap API applies when a device is in landscape mode and an element on the right side of the screen is pressed. In this scenario, the hittable property returns correct values, but element.click() does not work on the respective element.