Testing Android devices can be frustrating. Entering long texts, taking screenshots and screen recordings, transferring files from the Android device to PC, losing time just with putting down – picking up the deviceScreen capture from Vysor. All these things can be forgotten if You could use the Android device on your PC.
There are many apps available for screen mirroring and Vysor is one of them. Vysor is a Chrome extension developed by ClockworkMod. Because it’s a Chrome extension it is compatible with almost all operating system and devices. Vysor works using ADB (Android Debug Bridge). The Chrome app automatically detects any ADB-enabled device connected to the computer. With a few simple steps the phone or tablet screen will be available on the PC with full control over it. It has a free and a paid version. Free version, with screen mirroring and screenshotting, is probably enough for most of the users. If you want some more functionalities like higher quality mirroring, fullscreen mode, sharing, drag and drop option, paid version is for you.


How to set up Vysor?

On the Android device side, you don’t need (but you can) to download additional apps or give access like you do with other control apps. All you need to do is enable ADB:

  1. Open your phone’s settings and navigate to “About phone.”
  2. Tap several times on “Build number” until a toast notification pops up saying you are now a developer.
  3. Navigate to “Developer options” in your Settings app.
  4. Enable USB debugging.

On the desktop side:

  1. Download Google Chrome and install it
  2. Open Chrome settings and navigate to the Extensions option
  3. Click on the “Get more extensions” and install Vysor

Now all you need is to connect your device to the PC and run Vysor. When the app is opened click on the “Find Device” button and choose your phone or tablet from the listed devices.


Using Vysor for testing


For testers, this tiny app can be a really useful tool. You can control the Android device from your PC, and because of that you can test on your desktop. When it comes to entering texts, keyboard is always faster than the on-screen keyboard. Another great thing is that you can screenshot and record your Android screen with PC applications, you don’t have to suffer with additional apps and setting them up on your Android device.
Overall, Vysor is an easy to use screen mirroring tool. With it you can test faster web pages or Android apps. Most of the users will be satisfied with the free version, but the paid version could become one of the most powerful Android testing tool in your property.

Thanks for reading and if you want to learn/read more about Vysor, check it here.

Posted By Szabo Akos

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