Usually, one when developing applications on Android does all the programming, debugging and testing on a virtual device on the pc.
Now let’s see the steps to test the app on a real Android device.

The first way we will try to test our application is to copy the file with APK extension to our device.

  1. First, in the configuration icon of our Android phone or tablet we select the option “Applications” -> and mark the option “Unknown source (Allow installation of non-market applications)”
  2. From our desktop computer, we send an email to our mobile phone attaching the apk file that is located in the app \ build \ outputs \ apk \ debug directory of our project.
  3. Open the email from your cell phone and select the attachment. We confirm that we want to install it.
    Lesson 17 - Installing Android App on a real device - Lesson 17 - Installing Android App on a real device - Lesson 17 - Installing Android App on a real device -
    We can now test our application.

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