Registering test devices

At a glance: Registering devices lets you use the same device multiple times for install attribution testing. This article describes how to manage the registered-device list by adding and deleting devices. 

Registering devices for attribution testing

When performing attribution tests, the re-attribution window limits install attributions to one per 90-day window. So, if you repeatedly use the same device to test install attributions, nothing is recorded. Overcome this by registering test devices. 

Consider that,

  • Registered test devices ignore the re-attribution rule
  • Registered test devices are available to all apps housed in the account.
  • Ad networks need to ask an advertiser to add devices; agencies can add their own devices 
  • A maximum of 40 devices can be registered per account
  • Only the admin can delete devices 

Managing the registered-device list

Manage the list of registered devices by adding and deleting devices. There are two ways to add devices to the list.

Add a device using the AppsFlyer device ID app (Admin only)

To download the AppsFlyer device ID app:

  1. Download and install the app using the QR code (Google Play store) or one of the provided links.



  2. On the Android/iOS/Windows screen, tap the whitelist (register) button.



  3. Enter your AppsFlyer login credentials. The device is now registered. 
  4. Tap Share to share Device ID information using the system share dialogue.

Add a device manually via the user interface

Team members can manually add a device identifier to the list of test devices. 

To add a device to the list:

  1. In AppsFlyer, click your email address dropdown.
  2. Select Test devices.
    The Test Devices page opens.
  3. Click Add device. 
  4. Complete as necessary:
  5. Click Save
    The device now displays in the list of registered devices.

Delete a registered device

AppsFlyerAdmin_us-en.pngThe account admin can delete test devices. 

To delete a device from the list:

  1. In AppsFlyer, click your email address drop-down.
  2. Select Test devices.
  3. Click the delete icon to remove devices. 
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