kill process

This feature is on-demand support


Terminate a running process on a mobile device.


  • process name

    The process id (aka name, bundle ID or package name) of the running process. (See Notes section for how to determine process id.)

Valid contexts

This action may be used within the following project items: test modules and user-defined actions.

Applicable Systems/Platforms

Use of this action is supported on the following systems/platforms: Android.


  • process name argument:
    • On an Android device, process name is the package name of the running application. To retrieve the package name for an Android application:
      1. Open the Android Instrumentation Tool dialog box.

      2. In the Application Under Test panel, right-click the appropriate application, and then select Copy package name.

      3. In the test editor, paste the copied value into the process name argument of the built-in action.

  • This action supports the <ignore> modifier. If the string <ignore> is present as the value of the argument, or the argument contains an expression that evaluates to <ignore>, the action is skipped during execution.

Applicable Built-In Settings

The following settings are applicable to this action: remove double quotes from cells.


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