Side loading of app is very frequent ask from customers and every developer one or other needs to side load the app. In this post we will discuss about how to side load Windows UWP .appxbundle in Windows mobile with WiFi.
Step 1: Go to Settings –> Update & Security –> For Developers
Step 2: Select Developer mode and turn on Device discovery and Device Portal as shown in below image.
Step 3: Turning on Device Portal will show Connect using: Wi-Fi with IP address as shown in below image.
Step 4: Open Microsoft Edge and enter the IP address displayed in Connect using Wi-Fi. Edge will show “There’s a problem with this website’s security certificate”. Click on “Continue to this webpage (not recommended). We can continue because we know it is our IP and no spoofing.
Step 5: Now you will be prompted to enter 6 character PIN in Edge browser as shown below. Go back to For Developer screen where Developer mode and Device Discovery is turned on.Tap on Pair button as shown below.
Step 6: Tapping Pair button will provided you 6 digit pin which needs to be entered in the Edge browser and click Submit.
Step 7: On successful pairing of device you will see the page with Device Name and Windows Mobile OS Version.
Step 8: Click on Apps link on left menu which will bring App Manager page of Windows mobile. The App Manager page will have option to Install app as shown in below image.
Step 9: Browse the .appxbundle from _Test folder of package and click on Go Button. The app will be deployed on the device.
Now we can start using the deployed app. Don’t forge to turn off Device discovery and Device Portal once you are finished with app install.