Test Cases for Mobile Application & How to Use for Testing

Test Cases for Mobile Application & How to Use for Testing

Mobile applications are an essential part of our day-to-day lives, with millions of users worldwide using them for different activities. This blog will discuss the different types of test cases and how to use them for mobile app testing.

What is a Test Case?

A test case is a step-by-step set of instructions used to verify that a feature or function of a software system works as designed and meets the requirements. It consists of pre-conditions, inputs, expected outcomes, and actual outcomes.

Why Mobile App Testing Scenarios are Important?

Is checking out different scenarios while testing a mobile app important? Yes! Of course.

By testing different scenarios thoroughly, testers can ensure their app is reliable, user-friendly, and caters to their target audience’s needs. So, testers should address app testing scenarios as an essential part of the development process.

How Do You Write Test Scenarios for a Mobile Application?

When writing test scenarios for a mobile application, there are several general steps that you can follow to ensure thorough testing:

1. Identify the key functionalities of the application and prioritize them based on their importance.

2. Create test cases for each functionality to cover all possible scenarios. It is also important to consider different devices and operating systems when creating test scenarios.

3. Finally, execute the test scenarios and document any issues or bugs found during testing. By following these steps, you can ensure that your mobile application is thoroughly tested and ready for release.

Examples of a Mobile Test Case

A mobile test case is a set of actions to test an application’s functionality, performance, and reliability on a mobile device. The following are some general examples:

Example 1:

Music streaming app (Spotify)Test Title: Verify that a song plays successfully.

Steps:

1. Open the music streaming app

2. Select a song from the library

3. Click the ‘Play’ button

4. Observe the sound being played

Expected Result: The song should be played correctly.

Example 2:

E-commerce app (Amazon) Test Title: To test whether customer is able to sign in successfully.

Steps:

1. Launch ecommerce app

2. Enter username

3. Enter password

4. Click Sign-in button

5. Verify whether main page of the app is loaded successfully, showing successful signup.

Expected Result:

Main page should be successfully loaded, showing successful signup.

Important Test Cases for Mobile Applications

Different types of test cases are created for mobile applications; some of them are:

Functional Test Cases for Mobile Applications

Functional test cases check whether the application works per the client’s requirements. It includes validating all the features and scenarios from the user’s point of view, such as textbox validation, page navigation, error handling, etc.

Let us have a look at some Test cases:

Test case 1:

Prerequisite: User is connected to a device and has a stable data connection.

Test Case: Check the mobile application’s splash screen

Test Steps: a. Launch the mobile application b. Check that the splash screen is displayed properly

Expected Results: Splash screen should be loaded and displayed correctly

Test case 2:

Test Case: User should be able to login with valid credentials.

Prerequisite: User is connected to a device and has a stable data connection.

Test Steps:

a. Launch the mobile application

b. Enter valid username and password

c. Tap the ‘Sign In’ button

Expected Results: The user should be successfully logged into the mobile application

Test case 3:

Test Case: Verify that user is able to navigate between different screens of the application

Prerequisite: User is connected to a device and has a stable data connection.

Test Steps: a. Launch the mobile application b. Navigate to different sections of the application

Expected Results: User should be able to move within different sections of the application without any issues

Test case 4:

Test Case: Push notifications should appear on a device as notifications

Prerequisite: User is connected to a device and has a stable data connection.

Test Steps: a. Send a notification on the app

Expected Results: The device should receive a push notification in a timely manner

Test case 5 :

Test Case: Verify that the user stays signed in case of a network disconnection

Prerequisite: The user is connected to a device and has a stable data connection.

Test Steps:

a. Launch the mobile application

b. Sign in to the application

c. Disconnect the device from the data connection

. Reconnect the device to the data connection

e. Re-launch the mobile application

Results: The application should sign the user in without requiring them to re-enter their credentials.

Network-related test cases are responsible for testing the application against various network conditions, such as Internet speeds, network strength, signal strength, bandwidth, etc. It ensures that the application functions well in various network conditions.

Let us have a look at some Test cases:

1. Verify that the expected Wi-Fi network is available from the list of available networks in the mobile application settings menu.

2. Verify that the application can detect and connect to secure (WPA2) Wi-Fi networks.

3. Validate that the application reconnects to a mobile network when the Wi-Fi connection is disrupted.

4. Test the application’s performance when switching between networks (2G, 4G, and 5G).

5. Verify that the application’s data usage is monitored correctly for mobile data and Wi-Fi connections.

Performance Test Cases for Mobile Applications

Performance test cases are responsible for testing the application’s performance, such as the quality of the mobile content delivered to the users, response time, battery consumption, memory utilization, etc. These test cases ensure that the application functions optimally under various environmental conditions.

Let us have a look at some Test cases:

1. Verify the application’s ability to support multiple platforms such as Android and iOS.

2. Verify if the application stores and retrieves data properly.

3. Measure the application’s response time when performing login, search etc.

4. Evaluate the application’s performance on different networks such as Wi-Fi, 3G, 4G etc.

5. Calculate the application’s power consumption rate.

Usability Test Cases for Mobile Applications

Usability test cases check whether the application’s user interface is easy to use. It ensures the user can navigate the application easily and quickly, enhancing user experience.

Let us have a look at some Test cases:

1. Verify that the application displays properly on the screen size and resolution.

2. Check that the application allows for keyboard inputs for data fields.

3. Test that the application maintains its purpose even when the device is offline.

4. Validate that all links contained in the application are valid.

5. Ensure the application does not crash when switching between multiple applications.

Battery Usage Test Cases for Mobile Applications

Battery usage test cases are responsible for testing the application’s optimization for power consumption. It checks whether the application utilizes the battery efficiently and continues functioning when the battery power is low.

Let us have a look at some Test cases:

1. Test that the mobile application switches to low battery usage mode when the battery drops below 10 percent.

2. Test that the mobile application does not consume more than 5 percent of the battery after 30 minutes of continuous usage.

3. Test that the mobile application reduces the CPU and GPU load when the battery drops below 20 percent.

4. Test that the mobile application shuts down gracefully when the battery drops below 5 percent.

5. Test that the mobile application allows the user to switch to low battery usage mode even when the device battery level is above 10 percent.

Compatibility Test Cases for Mobile Applications

Compatibility test cases are responsible for testing the application’s compatibility with various hardware and software components. It ensures that the application functions properly on different platforms and devices.

Let us have a look at some Test cases:

1) Test case to validate operating system compatibility: Install the application on various mobile operating systems such as iOS, Android, Windows, and BBOS and verify that the application runs properly.

2) Test case to validate hardware compatibility: Install the application on various mobile devices with different resolutions, screen sizes, memory capacities, and processor speeds and verify that the application runs properly.

3) Test case to validate browser compatibility: Test the application on different browser versions to ensure that the application runs properly across all supported browsers.

4) Test case to validate network compatibility: Run the application on different networks such as WiFi, 3G, 4G, and determine that the application is fully functional in each case.

5) Test case to validate localization compatibility: Install and run the application on different locales and verify that the application is displaying all content correctly.

Regression Testing Test Cases for Mobile Applications

Regression testing test cases ensure that any changes or enhancements made to the application do not adversely affect the functionalities already present. It tests the application’s functionality under various conditions to ensure no regressions have been introduced after the modification.

Let us have a look at some Test cases:

1. Test for accurate data storage and retrieval -The application should verify that it correctly stores and accesses all data when different actions are performed inside it.

2. Test for the proper application functioning even when the user is offline – Verify that the application can perform all the necessary tasks without a consistent online connection.

3. Test for application crashes – Verify that the application does not crash when used for an extended period.

4. Test for integration with other applications – Verify that the application can properly integrate with other applications and services.

5. Test for application performance on different devices (screen sizes, OS versions, etc.) – Verify that the application runs with the expected performance and latency on varied hardware platforms.

Localization Test Cases for Mobile Applications

The testers are responsible for using localization test cases to ensure that the localized content is correctly implemented in the application. It checks the language-related features, such as text, images, etc.

Let us have a look at some Test cases:

1. Test if the application loads correctly with all the selected country, language, currency, and timezone settings to ensure proper localization.

2. Verify that the text, numerals, and currency symbols are displayed according to user language by entering valid input and validating the expected output.

3. Test for the functionality to switch between languages with respect to the user selection.

4. Verify the date and time formats for all the country-specific formats.

5. Test to see if the application is correctly handling collation and sorting the text according to the selected language.

Recoverability Test Cases for Mobile Applications

Recoverability test cases check the application’s recovery ability after an unexpected failure or abrupt termination. It ensures the application resumes its normal state after failure or termination.

Let us have a look at some Test cases:

1. Test that the application can be successfully re-downloaded and updated after deleting the application from the device.

2. Test that all user data stored on the app can be recovered/resynced after reinstalling the application.

3. Test that the user can restore/recover in-app purchases and progress with the lowest financial cost.

4. Test that the user can roll back to a previous version if the latest update causes instability/errors.

5. Test that recovery/restore is possible through backups for complete data loss from device theft or hard drive crash.

Top 8 Testing Scenarios for Mobile Apps

Below are a few of the most used scenarios for testing mobile apps:

1. Installation testing process for Mobile apps

This scenario involves testing the installation process of the mobile app on different devices and operating systems. It includes verifying that the app can be downloaded from the app store, installed successfully, and launched without errors.

2. Test responsiveness for different device screens

Designers should design mobile apps that work seamlessly on different screen sizes and resolutions. This scenario involves testing the app’s layout, font size, and graphics on various devices to ensure that it looks consistent and user-friendly.

3. Test on different mobile operating systems

Developers develop mobile apps for different operating systems like Android, iOS, or Windows. This scenario involves testing the app’s compatibility with different versions of these operating systems to ensure that it works smoothly across all platforms.

4. Test for app performance at different network strengths

Mobile apps should function well even in areas with weak network signals or slow internet speeds. This test ensures the app functionality is consistent across various network connection strengths (e.g., Wi-Fi, 3G, 4G, etc.).

5. Test for sign up and sign in

This test includes checking if users can create a new account, sign up with existing accounts, log in, and log out of the system. It also involves checking the sign-up and log-in process for errors and verifying the account creation criteria.

6. Verify buttons, menus, and dropdowns work as expected

This involves testing each user’s action and response when using the app’s user interface (UI). It includes checking whether buttons, menus, and drop-downs work and give the expected results.

7. Check push notification behavior

This test involves verifying that push notifications are working as expected when received. It includes checking if the user receives the notification at the correct time, the look and behavior of the notification, the user’s ability to turn off/on the push notifications, and if the app can send notifications when needed.

8. Test integrations with other systems and services

This test involves verifying the app’s functioning with other systems and services. It includes integration with an API, external systems, or other services (such as social media). This allows you to check how the app behaves when interacting with other systems and if data is being exchanged correctly.

How to use Testsigma for automating your mobile application tests?

Below is how you can use Testsigma to automate your mobile application tests1. Sign-in Testsigma:

  • Set up a Testsigma account to start using the Testsigma platform.

2. Setup your test environment:

  • Download the app that needs to be tested and install it.
  • Install the required components like Testdroid Recorder (for Android) or the Appium Server (for iOS)
  • Register the devices with Testsigma.

3. Upload and/or create test scenarios:

  • Upload the test scripts in Testsigma’s editor in either Markup, Gherkin, or JavaScript format.
  • Configure test settings (APIs, user paths, data-driven parameters, etc.)

4. Execute tests:

  • Create a test run by selecting the app versions, devices, execution sequence, and other parameters.
  • Queue the test run’s tasks for execution and monitor its progress.

5. Analyze results:

  • View the test run summary and detailed logs for the tasks.
  • Analyze the reports and dashboards for an exhaustive view of the test results.

6. Debug errors and create new tests:

  • Debug and analyze the root cause of the errors at the unit or integration level.
  • Create new test cases, modify existing scenarios, or upload additional scripts as desired.

Here is an explained video to use Testsigma for automating your mobile application.

Conclusion

So there you have it, folks; Testing mobile applications is essential to ensure they work as intended. By creating and using test cases, developers can ensure their mobile application functions correctly and provides a seamless experience to users. So go ahead and get testing; your app will thank you!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you write a test case for a mobile app?

When writing a test case for a mobile app:

1. Include information about the device, operating system, and screen size on which the test will run.

2. Specify a set of steps to follow to test the feature being evaluated

3. Add in the expected output or result for each step. In addition to any dependency, including the information about the screen being tested is important.

How to test mobile application load testing?

Mobile application load testing involves testing the application’s performance by generating large amounts of virtual users and measuring the response times, resource usage, errors, system resource utilization, and other performance metrics.


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