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

API Change (effective as of release 19.10): Because the API used to implement the IDE gesture command or Perfecto mobile:touch:gesture extension for iOS is being deprecated, we are updating its implementation to be based on a newer API. While the new API performs more accurately and consistently, in some cases, parameter values in existing scripts may trigger different behavior and may need to be updated.

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

15.1 Beta 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. We recommend that you avoid using it for now.

  • Devices running iOS 15 must have Passcode turned off.

  • On incoming calls, a blurred image displays instead of a call screen (only relevant for IDS fast video).

15 GA

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. We recommend that you avoid using it for now.

  • Devices running iOS 15 must have Passcode turned off.

  • 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).

14.7.1

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.

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.

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.

14.4.2 GA

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

14.3 GA

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

14.2.1 GA

Supported for iPhone 12 only and in alignment with Appium 1.17. The limitations of iOS 13 versions still apply.

14.2 GA

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

14.1 GA

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

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.

12.5.4 GA

Fully supported.