[Mobile] Start Existing Application

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Starting with Katalon Studio version 6.3.0, you can run a test on an installed mobile application.


This keyword is to start an Appium driver and to activate an installed application by its given application ID.

  • Keyword name: startExistingApplication

  • Keyword syntax: Mobile.startExistingApplication(appId)



  • Description: ID of the tested application that’s either the package name of an Android app or the bundle identifier of an iOS app.
  • Parameter Type: String
  • Mandatory: Required


'Start an installed Facebook app on the selected Android device' Mobile.startExistingApplication("com.facebook.katana")

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