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How can I send a test push notification on iOS?
How can I send a test push notification on iOS?

You can add a test device and target it from the dashboard to ensure your notification is displayed correctly.

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Batch allows you to find information on your installation and save your push token to send test notifications to your device.

This is useful to test your integration or make sure the notification you are editing works as expected on a real device (deeplink, image, Mobile Landing, etc).

The easiest way is to use your Installation ID if it is displayed in your app or your Custom User ID if it is sent to Batch. Once you retrieve your ID, go to point 2.

1. Locate your Installation ID

πŸ’‘ From version 1.18 of our SDK, you can find your Installation using the "Find my Install" feature.

Batch will copy the Installation ID to the clipboard when the application appears in the foreground 4 times within 20 seconds. For more information, here is the dedicated article.

2. Find information on your device

On Batch's dashboard, go to Settings > Debug, and paste your ID (with the right ID type selected). Then click on "Save as a test device".

In case you just need to test your integration, you can use the "Send a test" button. Batch will send a generic message with an image to your device.

3. Sending a test notification

You can send a test notification from 3 different places:

a) From the debug tool

In case you just need to test your integration, you can use the "Send a test" button (see screenshot above). Batch will send a generic message with an image to your device.

b) From the list of registered test devices

You can see the list of all the registered test devices from Settings > Push Settings. This is helpful to check if the token of your saved devices is still valid, and delete them if it's not the case:

c) From the campaign editor

You can send test notifications to your device to see how your campaign looks from the message editor. Click βš™οΈ to select your device in the saved devices, or copy your Installation ID in the corresponding field. Hit "Send a test".


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