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6 Major challenges to consider while testing your mobile app

So your app developer has recently completed your mobile application and you are ready to test it? Great! 

But before you start testing, you must consider a few challenges while checking your app for various features & criteria.

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In this blog post, I have shared 6 such major challenges to consider while testing your mobile app. 

Let’s get started, shall we?

#1 Different types of mobile handsets

According to their screen resolution, hardware system etc., each type of mobile handset may be different from other model or make. 

What kind of mobile handsets does your targeted audience use? 

If you know about it, you can test your app for those kind of handsets however if you are not sure or if your targeted audience is global, then you need to make sure that your app is compatible with all kinds of mobile handsets. 

#2 Screen dimensions

Different mobiles have different screen dimensions & pixel densities. There could be a possibility that you or your mobile app developer has checked your application for only certain range of screen dimensions and have ignored the other ones. 

What if your app users browse your application from a device which has the screen resolution that you didn’t test for? As a result, your app may not load on their devices normally and may behave differently, leading your users to quit and uninstall your app. 

So, you must consider the challenge of testing your app for different screen dimensions

#3 Battery usage

Different kind of mobile apps may have different requirements of battery consumption, which depends on their features. For example, if your app has a GPS feature that requires the users to make their location accessible all the time, it can have a significant impact on the battery usage of their devices. 

The primary solution to this problem is to revoke the location accessibility when the app is idle for sometime already. However, sometimes you may need to test your app on the devices with low battery capacity in order to check the performance. 

#4 User-experience

Given the small screen size of mobile handsets, it’s very important to check the features & usability of your app for all the screen sizes. 

For example, if there is a signup form in your mobile application, you must check and ensure that the form is fully accessible & viewable in small screen mobile handsets as well. 

Below are some of the important things to check your mobile app for user-experience on small screen devices:

  • Font size and alignment
  • Button size and button labels
  • Form fields
  • Image resizing
  • Thumb’s accessibility to all the important call-to-action elements and links.

#5 Network Connectivity

Not all of your app users may have same strength of network connection. Some of them may have 5G, while others may have 4G or even 3G. 

Especially when your users move from their homes or offices to a coffee shop or a place where they can’t get good network signals, they may not be able to use your app. 

Does your mobile app works perfectly on all kinds of network connections?

This is perhaps one of the most common mistakes that most of the app developers do. They tend to check their mobile apps mostly on 5G but forget to test on 4G or 3G.

#6 Operating systems & versions

Before you launch your mobile app, you do need to ensure that you’ve checked it on devices with different operating systems like Android & iOS. 

Not only operating systems, but you also need to test your app on different versions of each operating system. Especially the one that’s most commonly used among your targeted users. 

OS versions are quickly updated to their latest versions, so you may also need to check your mobile apps regularly even after it’s launched. 

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