press device buttons

This feature is on-demand support


Simulate the pressing of a physical button on a mobile device.


  • buttons

    Button to press.

    Supported values/buttons:

    • {power}
    • {camera}
    • {volume up}
    • {volume down}
    • {home}
    • {back}
    • {menu}
    • {search} 
  • duration

    (Optional) Time duration for which to simulate the pressing and holding of the physical button (units: milliseconds; default = 1000).

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.


  • Only one button may be specified in a single action line.
  • This action supports the <ignore> modifier. If the string <ignore> is present as the value of any of the arguments, or any 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.


Action Lines

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