Set up your test environment
You can use a BlackBerry 10 device to test your apps. Optionally, you can use a BlackBerry 10 Device Simulator to test your app. Either choice allows you to see how your app functions, and the following sections discuss how to set up and configure each testing environment.
Configure your BlackBerry 10 device
If you are using a BlackBerry 10 device to test your app, you must have the latest version of the BlackBerry 10 OS installed on your device.
For more information on updating your BlackBerry 10 device, see BlackBerry Software Updates.
After you've installed the latest BlackBerry 10 OS, you must enable Development Mode on your BlackBerry 10 device.
To enable Development Mode on your device:
- On the home screen, swipe down from the top of the screen, or find the Settings app on your home screen.
- Navigate to Settings > Security and Privacy > Development Mode.
- Set the User Development Mode toggle button to On.
- If you're prompted, enter the password for your device, and tap OK.
Install and configure a BlackBerry 10 Device Simulator
If you don't have a BlackBerry 10 device to test your apps, you can use the BlackBerry 10 Device Simulator to test your apps.
The BlackBerry 10 Device Simulator is hosted inside a virtual machine, which supports accelerated graphics, audio, and peripheral simulation. The BlackBerry 10 Device Simulator lets you test your BlackBerry 10 app, and simulate the touch interface using your mouse.
For more information on the BlackBerry 10 Device Simulator, see BlackBerry 10 Simulator.