Using the Mobile Device Manager

The Device Manager lists mobile devices and request header combinations. Use the Device Manager to select the mobile device and header to emulate for your script.

You can also define a device by clicking Customize instead of Select device, and entering device details in the Customize Profile dialog box.

To view the Device Manager, do one of the following:

  • To specify a default device, select File > Global Preferences; in the Recording tab of the Global Preferences screen, select Mobile Profile; click Select device.

  • To select the device before recording a script, click REC to start the Recorder; select Mobile Device and click Select device (this option is Change device if a device is specified in the Global Preferences).

  • To change the device after recording, open the playback options, select the Profile tab, select Mobile Device for the Device Selection and click Change device.

Changing the device after recording the script does not change the script. If selecting a different device causes the website content or flow to change, you must record a new script.

Device manager

To select a device:

Select a device from the list of devices in the left column.

By default, the list displays only the mobile devices that are most popular worldwide. To select a device that is not in the default list, select All Devices from the drop-down list. Note, however, that listing all devices may take several minutes.

Either expand the list to find the device, or enter the device name in the field located in the upper left corner. As you type, the list is filtered to display only the devices that match the string that you entered; the string does not have to be at the beginning of the name (e.g. typing xy displays Galaxy devices. If you have Top Devices selected, the filter results only include the top devices.

After you select the device from the list, its information appears in the Selected Device section.

Device selected

A device may have more than one set of request headers available for it. The header you select here is used by the Recorder when recording the script. To select a different header than the default shown, choose Select Alternative Header Set, which displays a list of available header sets. Select the header set to use for this device and click OK.

Select alternative header set

Click OK.

The Device Manager closes and the device name is displayed next to the Mobile Device option.