Managing Devices and Device Groups

BitBar provides a mobile device cloud a set of real iOS and Android devices that you can use for manual app testing or automated testing in any framework.

You can access all available devices and device groups by clicking the Devices tab. Here, you can view all available devices and manage your device groups.

BitBar Devices

View device details

To get more information about an available device, click info.png on the device tile.

Here, you can also start a live or automated test by using the selected device:

Device details

Filter devices

BitBar shows all dedicated devices, but you can filter them so that they match your needs.You can apply the following filters:

To get a filtered list of devices, select the needed filter options and click Apply filters.

To get back to a clean starting point, click Clear filters. This will clear any set filters.

Parallel sessions

Depending on your subscription plan, you can run automated tests on one or more devices in parallel. To learn how many concurrency slots are being used for your account, use the Parallel sessions widget on the left-side panel. In addition to this max concurrency, there is a queue of length that is available even when all concurrencies are being already used.

Parallel sessions

Dedicated device

The Dedicated Device feature allows BitBar users to reserve devices for their use only. Only Admin users can set up and dedicate a device for a specific user.

Admins can set a test time limit for the dedicated device. To do this, in the Admin mode:

  • Open the device settings.

  • Enable the Test Timeout option.

  • Specify how many minutes or hours BitBar will wait until it finishes the test session.

    Test timeout settings
  • Click Save changes.


The set timeout will apply only to the selected device. To set a timeout for all BitBar devices, specify Session Settings.

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