My scenario is, I'm switching from one app to another in an Android phone.

While switching from one app to the other, I want to clear all data or do a hard reset of the app I'm switching from. Also before the new app starts (using driver.activateapp) I want all data to be cleared.

I tried driver.resetapp but, it only reets the first app and not the next one which I'm opening.

How can I do this?

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capabilities.setCapability(MobileCapabilityType.FULL_RESET, true);
capabilities.setCapability(MobileCapabilityType.NO_RESET, false);

Have you try this in your one of before methods ?



Solution :

  • For your scenario, You want to clear app data for second app.
  • So you need to write any method where it will clear app data for second app while switching the application

How to do it?

  • Option 1 : You can achieve it using adb shell pm clear <your-app-pkg>
  • Option 2 : You can start your appium server with flag --full-reset initially and or while switching after creating driver you can execute method driver.resetApp()
  • Option 2 was clearing app data of first app because you call it right after driver got initialised for app one. Tweak a little and call it after you initialise driver for second app
  • Option 3 :
  • Why do not you give a try to reinstall app instead of activateapp
  • So for your case, You do not explicitly required to clear app data for second app

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