Device Configuration

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last updated: 2016-10

Once the application has been compiled, it may be necessary to configure the device so that the application may be installed and then run.

Configuring Android Devices

The guides Set Up Device for Development and Debug on Device describe the steps necessary to configure an Android device for local development.

Configuring iOS Devices

Configuring an iOS device to run the local tests requires a few more steps. The guide Device Provisioning describes the first steps necessary to set up an iOS device for local development.

Once that is done, it may be necessary to enable UIAutomation on the device.

Enable UIAutomation

Starting in iOS 8, it is necessary to enable UIAutomation on the device. Go to the devices Settings, and select Developer:

Once in the Developer settings, turn Enable UI Automation:

Xamarin Workbook

If it's not already installed, install the Xamarin Workbooks app first. The workbook file should download automatically, but if it doesn't, just click to start the workbook download manually.