# Emulated Features and Sensors

To simulate various behaviors of your application according to specific use cases, Genymotion provides easy-to-use widgets which emulate the following sensors and features:

Icon Feature Icon Feature
Volume up Volume down Sound volume Fullscreen Full-screen
Rotate Rotate screen Snapshot Camera
Upload File upload Battery Battery
Clipboard Clipboard Screenshot active Capture
GPS GPS Network active Network and Baseband
Identifiers Identifiers Disk IO Disk I/O
Text and call Phone Power Power
Recent Apps Home Back Navigation Widgets

# Sound volume

You can control the volume of the sound emitted by your virtual device by clicking Volume up or Volume down

# Rotate screen

You can rotate the screen of your virtual device by clicking Rotate

# Full-screen

You can turn the full-screen mode on or off by clicking Fullscreen

# File upload

You can upload files from your computer to the virtual device. To do so, click Upload and BROWSE to browse for the file you wish to upload. Uploaded files will be stored in /sdcard/Download on the virtual device.

You can also install the Open GApps package by clicking on INSTALL OPEN GAPPS.

# Camera

The Camera widget allows you to send a video stream from a virtual device to the Android system. With this widget, you can test an Android application that uses an Android built-in camera. The video stream comes from a real physical webcam connected or integrated into your computer.
To use the Camera widget, click Snapshot:


Make sure your camera is allowed to access the virtual device.

# Clipboard

# Copy/Paste to the virtual device

  1. Click Clipboard
  2. Paste your text into the clipboard text field.
  3. From within the virtual device, hold the left mouse button in the field you wish to paste to.
  4. Click Paste as on a real Android device.

# Copy/Paste from the virtual device

  1. From within the virtual device, select the text you wish to copy and hold the left mouse button.
  2. Click Copy or Cut as on a real Android device.
  3. ClickClipboard - the copied text is displayed in the clipboard text window.
  4. The text is automatically copied to your OS clipboard.

# Battery

The Battery widget allows you to test how your application reacts with different battery charge levels and states of charge. To use the Battery widget:

  1. Click Battery
  2. Modify the charge level using the slider or enter a value in the Charge level field.
  3. In the State of charge box, check to simulate Charging state or uncheck to simulate Discharging state.


The GPS widget allows real-time activation and modifications of a position, accuracy and bearing. To use the GPS widget:

  1. Click GPS
  2. Set a value for the following fields:
Field Description Value range
Latitude Sets the latitude you wish to simulate. -90° to 90°
Longitude Sets the longititude you wish to simulate. -180° to 180°
Altitude Sets the altitude you wish to simulate. -10000 m to 10000 m
Accuracy Sets the accuracy using the slider or by entering a value. 0 m to 200 m
Bearing Sets the bearing by using the compass or entering a value. 0° to 359.99°


Many applications do not rely on the GPS orientation, but use the device accelerometer or gyroscope to determine the bearing of the device, which are not yet supported.

You can also define a location using the Map button. Once a location selected, click Capture to retrieve its coordinates.

# Capture

The Capture widget Screenshot active allows you to take a screenshot or screencast of virtual devices. This way, you can broadcast images or videos of your applications:

screenshot Take a screenshot of your virtual device.
Record Screencast your virtual device. Click Capture inactive to stop recording.

# Identifiers

The Identifiers widget shows Device ID and Android ID numbers. You can view and edit these values at any time, without having to reboot your virtual device.
To use the Identifiers widget, click Identifiers

Android ID

An Android ID is a 64-bit number randomly generated when the user first sets up the device. It remains the same for the whole lifetime of the user's device. Android 4.2.2 and greater versions support multiple user accounts, each one having a unique Android ID.When clicking GENERATE, a random Android identifier is generated. Valid Android ID numbers are 16-hexadecimal digits long.

You cannot set an empty Android ID.

Device ID / IMEI / MEID

By default, a new virtual device is deployed with the default device ID number 00000000000000 0. When clicking GENERATE, a random identifier is generated. As IMEI or MEID numbers are used as device ID, Genymotion generates numbers compliant with the GSM 02.16 standard and the 3GPP2 specification (14 digits or hexadecimal digits + a checksum digit).

Valid characters for setting device ID/IMEI/MEID are lower-case letters [a-f] and digits [0-9]

# Network and Baseband

The Network and Baseband widget allows you to test how your application reacts with different network quality and performance types. You can also test different mobile network operators with different SIM operators.

# Network

  1. Click Network active
  2. Select a network profile from the Network Speed drop-down list. Network profiles and their corresponding values are listed in the table below:
Upload speed Download speed Upload delay (in ms) Download delay (in ms) Packet loss DNS delay (in ms)
No data 0Kb/s 0Kb/s 0 0 100% 0
GPRS 40Kb/s 40Kb/s 500 500 0.01% 1000
Edge 200Kb/s 240Kb/s 400 400 0.01% 800
3G 1.5Mb/s 7.2Mb/s 100 100 0.01% 200
4G 5.5Mb/s 17.9Mb/s 50 50 0.01% 100
4G 5.5Mb/s 17.9Mb/s 50 50 0.01% 3000 (high DNS delay)
4G 5.5Mb/s 17.9Mb/s 50 50 10% 100 (high packet losses)
Wifi 33.0Mb/s 40.0Mb/s 0 0 0% 0

# Baseband


Baseband is only simulated - it is not possible to send calls or messages to physical phones or tablets with Genymotion.

  1. Click Network widget button
  2. In MCC/MNC, enter a Mobile Country Code for the SIM operator.
  3. In MSIN, enter a mobile subscription identification number used by the SIM operator.
  4. In Name, enter a name for the SIM operator.
  5. In Phone Number, enter the phone number corresponding to the SIM.

You can then specify the mobile network information:

  1. In MCC/MNC, enter the Mobile Country Code or Mobile Network Code you wish to test.
  2. Enter the name of the operator.

# Phone


Phone is only simulated - it is not possible to send calls or messages to physical phones or tablets with Genymotion.

The Phone widget allows you to test applications relying on telephony features and observe their behavior when receiving a call or a text message:

Simulate an incoming call
  1. Click Text and call
  2. Enter an incoming phone number
  3. Click Call
Simulate an incoming message
  1. Click Text and call
  2. Enter an incoming phone number
  3. Enter a text message
  4. Click Send message

The text message is displayed in the virtual device via a notification and can also be read in the Messaging application.

# Disk I/O

The Disk I/O widget allows you to emulate devices with slow internal storage. It can be very handy if your app requires reading large amount of data from the disk such as gallery apps that load locally stored images or game apps that load large files.


As the speed limit provided by this feature comes on top of the one already defined in your Cloud provider instance, make sure the profile you wish to apply does not exceed the disk performance already provided in the instance. If so, the widget will not be able to emulate the expected disk performance. For more information, refer to your Cloud provider documentation.

To simulate high or poor disk performance:

  1. Click Disk IO
  2. From Profile, select a type of device:
Profile Read speed limit
High-end device Read speed limit 200MiB per second.
Mid-range device Read speed limit 100MiB per second.
Low-end device Read speed limit 50MiB per second.
Custom device Enter the read speed limit you wish to emulate in MiB.
  1. Click UPDATE.


When switching from a device profile to another, the disk cache is automatically cleared. You can force clearing the cache by clicking CLEAR CACHE.

Recent Apps Brings the Android Recents Screen which lists recently accessed activities and tasks.
Home Emulates the Home button of a real device: navigate to Android Home page.
Back Emulates the Back button of a real device: kills the current activity and resumes the previous one.

# Power

The Power Widget Power simulates a real device power button. Left click on the widget to put the virtual device to sleep or long left-click to simulate a power button hold (reset or power off).


A short press on this button does not shut down the instance, and you will still be charged by the cloud provider. To shutdown an instance safely, use the Power Off and Reboot feature or go to your EC2 console and stop it.