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How do I make unit tests for watchOS app?

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How do I make unit tests for watchOS app? From what I found for now I know that XCTest framework doesn't support watchOS and WatchKit currently. However, maybe are there any workarounds for that problem to test at least some code? I would like to test app with SwiftUI interface and lifecycle.


@Malauch did you have any luck with this? I am having the same problem.


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This become possible literally yesterday – watchOS unit tests are now supported in Xcode 12.5 beta!


@Malauch, @alfielefeuvre did you succeed in making WatchOs unit tests with Xcode 12.5 ?

I tried to make a very simple dummy test

import XCTest

class BaseTestCase: XCTestCase {

    func testDummy() {
        XCTAssertTrue(1 == 1)


Then, change the active scheme to the WatchKit ExtensionTests scheme

But, everytime I run the test, I have an XCode crash - Xcode quit unexpectedly

Do you have the same issue?


The way you configure your tests files is different from iOS. The apple documentation is very well written and detailed:

You should have a look


The above documentation page has moved here:

For me, I needed to edit by test scheme and set the executeable under run.


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