Last modified January 22, 2019 by Gordon Glauser

Can I receive a push notification on a simulator or emulator?

This depends on your target platform:

  • If your target platform is iOS, you cannot receive a push notification on the iOS simulator. In this instance, you must test push notifications on a physical device.
  • If your target platform is Android, you can test a push notification on an emulator if the emulator target uses a version of Google APIs to receive the push notifications.

To test push notifications on a device, you must first register your device as a QA device in Swrve. In addition, your development team must have performed the required technical prerequisites. In particular, they must have configured the following:

For more information about push notifications, see Intro to push notifications.