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How to simulate an incoming call or SMS to an emulator in Android Studio

nikola profile image Nikola Brežnjak ・1 min read

Originally published on my blog

In this quick tip, I'll show you how easy it is to simulate an incoming call or SMS to an emulator in Android Studio.

TL;DR

In Android Studio, go to Tools->Android->Android Device Monitor

Select the Emulator on the left (you have to run it first - do that through Tools->Android->AVD Manager), then the Emulator Control tab, insert the number, select Voice or SMS and click the Call or Send button:

See both of these functions in action:

Conclusion

In this short tip, I showed you how easy it is to simulate an incoming call or SMS to an emulator in Android Studio.

Android Device Monitor allows you to set other stuff as well, like for example the current location, Network preferences (to test your app in not so ideal connectivity situations), etc.

Hope this helps 💪

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