Soflete Soflete - 1 year ago 615
Android Question

Android Marshmallow: Test permissions with Espresso?

The new permissions scheme introduced by Android Marshmallow requires checking for specific permissions at runtime, which implies the need to provide different flows depending on whether the user denies or allows access.

As we use Espresso to run automated UI tests on our app, how can we mock or update the state of the permissions in order to test different scenarios?


Give a try with such static method:

private static void allowPermissionsIfNeeded() {
    if (Build.VERSION.SDK_INT >= 23) {
        UiDevice device = UiDevice.getInstance(getInstrumentation());
        UiObject allowPermissions = device.findObject(new UiSelector().text("Allow"));
        if (allowPermissions.exists()) {
            try {
            } catch (UiObjectNotFoundException e) {
                Timber.e(e, "There is no permissions dialog to interact with ");

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