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The Only Mobile App Performance Checklist You’ll Ever Need

This article was updated on February 13, 2023.

Every day, new mobile applications take off without a mobile performance checklist by an expanding number of organizations and businesses. In order for these apps to be successful in the marketplace, they should be tested to guarantee that they offer the most ideal experience for end clients.

Here is a 20-point comprehensive checklist for testing mobile applications that will make your apps market-ready!

Mobile App Performance Checklist

1. Functional Testing

This is the first component of our mobile application testing checklist. This ensures that the application is working according to the defined workflow.


2. Software Testing

Software testing is done on the basis of functional and feature-based testing. Here are some test cases: activate mobile Wi-Fi, activate Bluetooth, activate NFC (Near Field Communication), and run the application in on/off flight mode. Check to see if the application is able to resume using the parallel app with the app in the background.


3. Hardware Testing

Hardware testing is done on external parts of a mobile device. This type of test checks battery consumption, mobile display, and the memory in use. Here, you can verify what has occurred during app use.


4. Type of Testing

There are many types of testing such as unit, functional, integration, system, stress, performance, usability, acceptance, security, and more. Smartphone testing is mainly focused on video, volume, and audio (use speakers or earphones).


5. Mobile Accessories

Phone accessories testing mainly checks compatibility, portability, usability, and user-friendliness.


6. Responsiveness

Responsive testing helps you to verify the availability to check how an application responds in all formats (320 x 480px to 2048 x 1536px).


7. Spell and Grammar Check

Proofread grammar and spelling throughout the phone app.


8. OS Updates

Some applications don’t support upgraded versions like updates in firmware and application updates. Applications need to be revised as new updates.


9. Comparable Product

Here A/B testing is used to test applications using different apps to compare the response.


10. Interruption

Interruption test verification is done on an app when a call is made, received, or changed in offline mode while the phone app is in use.


11. App Version

Mobile app versions are verified before moving to production.


12. Install and Uninstall Tests

This will verify if the app is able to be installed and uninstalled properly.


13. Notification

Verifies all notification techniques such as enable, disable, push, notification received, displayed, accessible, as well as tap/touch.


14. Network Coverage

Verifies app is able to work in 4G, Wi-Fi, intermittent connectivity, and no connectivity networks.


15. Online and Offline test

Installation and sharing of the app, error logs, as well as the rate and review of the application, appear both online and offline.


16. Feedback

Customer feedback is validation testing.


17. Challenges Faced

Verify users’ challenges, language barriers, and any problems that arise in the app are properly taken care of.


18. User Device Interaction

Verify user’s habits are maintained. For example, the profile is always made in all four corners. Logout is always in the last rows.


19. Threat

Will verify that unofficial or pirated versions of the software are not already available.


20. Social Networking Integration

Can verify login and share posts.


That’s about it. Please share if you found this post helpful!

If you would like to speak to someone about developing and testing your phone app idea, you can reach out to Dignitas Digital, a leading digital agency in Philadelphia, or simply send an email to with your requirements/queries.


Rohit Singh