WebView is frequently used in hybrid mobile apps to display web pages. While testing it, testers needs to make sure that all web page functionalities in WebView are working properly. To make this job easier for testers, we have listed down some scenarios which can be utilized to test WebView effectively. Let’s check them out without further ado.
Tips to test WebView:
- Check the rendered web page in WebView and verify that all content and graphics are displayed properly.
- Change device orientation and verify alignment of WebView content.
- Interrupt the web page loading (Eg. by turning off data connection) and verify application behavior.
- Many web pages have hyperlinks in their content. In this case, test whether the hyperlink is being redirected properly. Also verify app behavior when external app (Eg. browser) is opened on tapping the hyperlink.
- If web page content has hyperlinked email address, make sure that tapping it opens mail app in the device.
- Similar to above point; test if dialler app is opened on tapping the hyperlinked contact number. Also test the application behavior when SIM card is not present in device and contact number is tapped.
- Test WebView in different network connections (Eg. 2G, 3G, WiFi, LTE, 4G).
- Test WebView in different screen sizes as web page content are prone to misalignment in different resolutions.
- Verify if any special characters in WebView are rendered OK.
- Zoom in/out, double tap and pinch the web page content and verify that these actions are handled properly. Also check if user is allowed to copy the web page content from WebView.
- Check if WebView is able to handle interruptions (Eg. call, SMS, notifications, signal drop, connection outage etc).
That’s it folks for WebView testing. Are we missing any scenarios that you know of? Share it with us and fellow testers in comments section.