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    Temporal Wolf
    Running wdio against appium and every time we try to switch context appium fails to start chromedriver with the error
    InvalidArgumentError: invalid argument: cannot parse capability: chromeOptions from invalid argument: unrecognized chrome option: androidDeviceSerial
    I suspect this might be a backward compatibility issue, as we're using an embedded system with chrome 74 (and thus chromedriver 74) but we've been unable to resolve this. Any ideas?
    The issue is that androidDeviceSerial is an option Appium adds automatically to the chromeOptions. I haven't found a way to disable this.
    Diego Chavez

    Good afternoon I am doing maintenance to an android application and when I try to run it generates the following error:

    A problem occurred while evaluating the ':app' project.

    No method signature: build_8an4x2x2y9wjeapitti2nrs3dls.android() is applicable for argument types: (build_8an4x2y9wjeapitti2nrs3dls$_run_closure1) values: [build_8an4x2y9wjeapitti2nrs3dls$_run_closure1@e26d03a]

    Has anyone had the same thing happen to them?

    Joseph Pentland
    When starting an android application, I get the error "'com.package.MainActivity' never started". However I see that the app did in fact start, but it is waiting for input. Can I just skip the error and begin automation?
    2 replies
    Joseph Pentland
    ahh i suppose i can just diable autoLaunch
    Hey all is there way to check if the elements have Accesibility ID or normal ID in a way ? I am checking them manually atm as if the element is clickable and doesn't have accesiblity or normal id then i send them to dev team to add the accesibility id but as i said manually it takes way too long.
    1 reply
    Muhammad Habib
    Hi guys!, want to know is it possible to change the emulator default image with any image from emulator storage using appium and serenity. try to automate scanning qr code
    Hi all , how to activate Bluetooth on iOS , I do not want open preferences and click element switch button , how I can enabled via script or shell ? , On Android devices I found a solution how to enable it via shell but on XCUITest command there is no command shell , any suggestions ?
    Jyoti Pandey
    Is it possible to navigate the camera virtual scene on Android emulator?
    I have not been able to achieve it using Alt+D using LongPressKeyCode or PressKeyCode.
    Anurag Soni
    While running tests, script installs APP but WDA is not getting installed its in Grey color.
    Please help.
    [W3C] Encountered internal error running command: Error: Unable to start WebDriverAgent session because of xcodebuild failure: The requested resource could not be found, or a request was received using an HTTP method that is not supported by the mapped resource
    [W3C] at quitAndUninstall (/Applications/Appium.app/Contents/Resources/app/node_modules/appium/node_modules/appium-xcuitest-driver/lib/driver.js:544:15)
    Screen Shot 2021-11-11 at 8.44.43 PM.png

    Hello Everyone , I am trying to run tests on ios simulator
    I am getting bellow error
    [WD Proxy] connect ECONNREFUSED
    [debug] [XCUITest] Failed to create WDA session (An unknown server-side error occurred while processing the command. Original error: Could not proxy command to the remote server. Original error: connect ECONNREFUSED

    can someone please help.

    2 replies
    Ronald Paolo Ramirez
    Hi Everyone hope to collaborate with developers soon I am currently studying angular and ts-node
    Thanh Tra
    Hi, I am getting error when trying switch to facebook app
    please help
    my scenario : 1. open a native app
    click login by facebook
    and i try to switch to facebook app to login but it show that bug
    Inês Moreira
    Hey! Has anyone ever faced the issue of WDA crashing when setting snapshotMaxDepth to values higher than 62?
    3 replies
    Hi everyone. Are there any examples with docker-compose files to automate CI/DI with appium in giltab ? e.g - simmulate data-input, buttons clicks, take screenshots, get received fcm-notifications & simmulate sms receive for ... not on real device but within emulator
    Charlie Lin
    Hi everyone, is there any one meet the situation as below:
    I can select element invisible
    I mean I can see it on screen but selector can grab it
    the invisible element should not be in this page
    is that the problem can be resolved by developer?
    Hello! I am new to Appium and trying to get a test running with PageFactory. I believe I have everything correct, but I receive the following error when running it through TestNG: io.appium.java_client.pagefactory.bys.builder.AppiumByBuilder.prepareAnnotationMethods. Any ideas on how to correct this?
    Vikas Verma
    hello everyone
    @TimHHatcher can you try to convert your project as maven project and add dependencies
    Hello everyone, Is any one facing latency issues when running Appium mobile test on AWS device farm . I am using Appium boilerplate projects from webdriverio website
    HI - trying to start IOS simulator on IOS15 and keeps failing - these are my caps:
    "automationName": "XCUITest",
    "platformName": "iOS",
    "deviceName": "iPhone 13",
    "platformVersion": "15.0"
    [XCUITest] Failed to create WDA session (An unknown server-side error occurred while processing the command. Original error: Could not proxy command to the remote server. Original error: connect ECONNREFUSED Retrying...
    Hi all, I am facing a issue with Appium Espresso. Appium Espresso server crashes when:
    1. App under test is killed and relaunched using driver.terminateApp(<appPackage>) and driver.activateApp(<appPackage>)
    2. Perform upgrade using installApp(<appPath>) command - First installing old version of app under test and then using installApp(<appPath>) command again to install the new version of the app. Then using driver.activateApp(<appPackage>) to launch the app and perform further test
    Hi Guys, I need help on setting up Appium Grid (using WinAppDriver) for desktop application. I tried but facing connection issues between hub and node. Can anybody share sample working code if you guys already worked on it?

    Hi All, getting some errors as shown in serenity-bdd/serenity-core#2634 when trying to execute appium ios testcases on saucelabs with serenity bdd. Can somebody help me on it?

    Caused by: org.openqa.selenium.json.JsonException: Expected to read a START_MAP but instead have: END. Last 0 characters read:
    Build info: version: '4.0.0', revision: '3a21814679'

    Abhay Bharti
    I using my project to Selenium4.0+ Appium Java Client 8.0.0 beta. I am following migration doc, could not find detail about methods like hideKeyboard(), launchApp(), closeApp() mobileelement.getId() etc. Do we have list of methods/class which have been deprecated & new alternatives available?
    Vikas Verma
    What's new for Android app developers at Google I/O?
    Ans: As Android developers are guided by building experiences that delight people worldwide, Google I/O has updated Android 12, termed one of the most significant design changes. They are also extending their apps like which can be taken by the user wherever they go. Android 12 is stuffed with many unique features from users' safety point of view. It will help in creating apps that are delightful for the users. It is termed the most significant change in recent times, and the Android app developers can download the beta and try it for themselves.
    Hello everyone.. is there any way to determine if a native element is clickable, seems like the function .isClickable() is not supported (based on this bug webdriverio/webdriverio#7773) for native applications.
    1 reply
    I have upgraded my iOS version from 14.8.1 to 15.1 and webdriverAgent is uninstalled. now when try to run automated scripts it is failing and in appium console could see below error

    Hi All,
    Please help me solve an issue. Currently my framework consists of (node v14.17.6, webdriverio, appium, babel, mocha)

    I am trying to click on an element of an android app.
    But getting an error TypeError: $(...).click is not a function

    I have installed @wdio/sync as well, with node v14.17.6

    My code was:
    describe('It should click on login button', function(){
    it('should click frame', function(){
    const frame1 = '#co.zip.sandbox:id/exo_overlay';



    The detailed error is as below:
    Execution of 1 workers started at 2021-12-21T11:43:36.147Z

    [0-0] 2021-12-21T11:43:36.266Z WARN @wdio/utils:shim: You are running tests with @wdio/sync which will be discontinued starting Node.js v16.Read more on https://github.com/webdriverio/webdriverio/discussions/6702
    [0-0] 2021-12-21T11:43:36.564Z INFO @wdio/local-runner: Run worker command: run
    [0-0] RUNNING in co.zip.sandbox - D:\apgsAutomation\specs\clickZip.js
    [0-0] TypeError in "It should click on login button.should click frame"
    TypeError: $(...).click is not a function
    at Context.<anonymous> (D:\apgsAutomation\specs\/clickZip.js:6:19)
    at Context.executeSync (D:\apgsAutomation\node_modules\@wdio\sync\build\index.js:38:22)
    at D:\apgsAutomation\node_modules\@wdio\sync\build\index.js:69:73
    [0-0] FAILED in co.zip.sandbox - D:\apgsAutomation\specs\clickZip.js

    Spec Files: 0 passed, 1 failed, 1 total (100% completed) in 00:00:05

    Dhawal Sarwate
    I am new to this channel
    I wanted to know if i can integrate Testflight and Appium so that appium can use the same build that is pushed to test flight
    can some one look into my config to run tests on mobile android and iOS parallelly …but it is throwing error " WebDriver Error: An unknown server-side error occurred while processing the command. Original error: You must include a platformName capability"
    exports.config = {
    host : '', // default appium host
    port :4730,
    specs: ["./test/specs/*.spec.js"],
    services: [
    args: {
    command: 'appium',
    maxInstances: 2,
    // For iOS/android bases mobile device
    capabilities: [{
    iOSClient: {
    port: 4730,
    automationName: 'XCUITest',
    platformName: 'iOS',
    //platformVersion: '12.4',
    deviceName: 'iPhone 6s',
    //deviceName: 'iPhone 6s',
    browserName: 'Safari',
    clearSystemFiles: true,
    acceptInsecureCerts: true,
    androidClient: {
    port: 4723,
    automationName: 'Appium',
    platformName: 'Android',
    //platformVersion: '10.0',
    deviceName: AndroidInfo.deviceName(),
    //deviceName: 'prime 6s',
    browserName: 'chrome',
    commandTimeout: '7200',
    noReset: false,
    Appium Inspector and Appium taking to much time for finding the element. Although Resource ID and accessibility ID are defined and it still slow. Please see the screenshot.