Adjust Testing Console
With the Adjust Testing Console you can see test device data in the Adjust Dashboard. This lets you know what is being tracked by Adjust. Enter your advertising ID to review attribution data and check event activity. You can also "forget" your device. This clears your device data from Adjust, letting you run tests on the same device multiple times.
Here's what you need to know before getting started.
- Admin, Editor, or Custom Editor permissions
To test that Adjust is properly tracking your device, make sure you use a mobile device that:
- Does not have your app installed
- Is not already saved in Adjust - see Forget Device
To let Adjust attribute by device matching, append your advertising ID to the corresponding Adjust parameter in your tracker URL. If you do not, make sure that Fingerprinting is turned ON.
To check your device data, follow these steps on your test device:
- Click on your Adjust tracker URL.
- Download the latest app version with the Adjust SDK integrated.
- Open the app.
In the Adjust Dashboard
- Navigate to your app and select your app options caret (^).
- Select All Settings > Testing Console.
- Enter your Advertising ID.
- Select VIEW DEVICE DATA.
- Optional: To continue testing within the console, select INSPECT DEVICE.
When you request to view your device data, you can see the following fields. Expand the rows to see their available values and what they mean.
Adjust tracker token
Last session time
Last event times
Last app version
Last app version short
Signature acceptance status
Signature verification result
Last subscription event type
Last subscription event subtype
Adjust tracks an install as the first app open from an unrecognized device. This means an install can only occur once per device.
To test install or unique event tracking on the same device multiple times, you need to clear it from Adjust. This removes its advertising ID and activity history. In the Testing Console, this is the Forget Device function.
Forget Device clears your device on a per-app basis. This means you clear your device of all its previously tracked activity for your app.
To clear your device from Adjust, first delete your app from the test device. Then, follow these steps.
In the Adjust dashboard
- Navigate to your app and select your app overview caret (^)
- Select All Settings > Testing Console
- Enter your Advertising ID
- Select VIEW DEVICE DATA
- Select FORGET DEVICE
The Adjust Testing Console can be used with the following advertising IDs:
- IDFA (iOS)
- IDFV (iOS)
- Google advertising ID (Android)
- Android ID (Android)
- Windows advertising ID (Windows)
- Fire advertising ID (Kindle)
On iPhones and iPads, you can find your advertising ID with the Adjust Insights app for iOS. Download the app from the Apple App Store and open it to see your IDFA. You can select your IDFA to copy it to your clipboard or share it via the icon at the top right.
On Android devices, you can find your advertising ID with the Adjust Insights app. Download the app and open it. You can select your Google advertising identifier or Android identifier to copy it to your clipboard, or send it via email.
When testing attribution, you must wait at least 60 seconds between clicking the same tracker.
If you repeatedly click an Adjust tracker within one minute, we identify this as click spamming and reject the click.
When testing reattribution, wait at least 30 minutes between installing and reopening your app. This does not apply if you have configured your app for instant reattribution.
In-app events are only tracked following an app install. If you clear your device between tests, reinstall your app before triggering an in-app event.
If you view data from a Facebook or Twitter campaign, check whether you have signed the necessary T&C agreements. If you have not, the Testing Console will display a dummy tracker name and token.
For Facebook campaigns, your tracker token will always display as
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For Twitter campaigns, your tracker token will display as
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Even if Adjust did not track an install on a device, you can still see the details of tracked subscription events.