One of the required skills of a QA engineer for testing mobile applications is obtaining the error logs or emergency shutdown reports (crash logs). We`ll look through the definition of log and its functions as well as some ways of obtaining the log from the Android devices.
First of all, let's figure it out what are logs.
Logs (or as they are called log files) are files that contain information about the server or computer that record certain actions of the program as well as all user’s activity. They are essential for analyzing all the processes proceeding at the device.
If we consider the meaning of logs within the QA profession then the main task for a tester is to correctly extract specific logs during the reproduction of an issue for a much detailed description of the problem. If the tester makes everything right then it will be much easier for the developer to figure out what the problem is and find a solution.
So let’s see how can we obtain logs from an Android device?