Failed to build WebDriverAgent to deployed on iOS 16

I’m getting an error while building a WebDriverAgent for testing on iOS 16

  • Mac mini with chip M1 (OS 13 beta)
  • Xcode 14 Official
  • iPhone SE 2020 (iOS 16 Official)

This my error on terminal


Testing failed:

Cannot link directly with dylib/framework, your binary is not an allowed client of /Applications/ for architecture arm64

Testing cancelled because the build failed.


The following build commands failed:

Ld /Users/macmi034/Library/Developer/Xcode/DerivedData/WebDriverAgent-ciegwgvxzxdrqthilmrmczmqvrgu/Build/Products/Debug-iphoneos/WebDriverAgentLib.framework/WebDriverAgentLib normal (in target ‘WebDriverAgentLib’ from project ‘WebDriverAgent’)
(1 failure)

I searched on Google but to no avail
I need some help?

It seems like this is an issue that broke with the upgrade to xcode 14. If you need it working now you can downgrade xcode 13.4.1 from apple’s developer site. See this apple developer forum:

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With a little more digging it looks like this is fixed only in the appium xcuitest driver in appium 2.0 (see the github link below) and won’t be brought in to appium 1.XX. I have had some luck using appium 2.0 with Katalon Studio by using the remote device execution.

I have installed Appium 2.0 beta, however things are not favorable for me. My Katalon can’t start Appium server after 60 seconds
Appium Directory I still use the old link: /usr/local/lib/node_modules/appium

My appium version

If you need any information, let me know

Yes I also run into that issue when I attempt to run an iOS Mobile test. I believe this is because Katalon Studio doesn’t yet support appium 2.0 automatically. The only way I have been able to run tests with appium 2.0 is to use remote device execution. This means you will need to start the appium server separately through your terminal and then run a remote test instead. You will also need to add more information into the desired capabilities that are normally automatic when doing mobile tests including:
“appium:automationName” : “XCUITest”
“appium:deviceName” : “iPhone”
“platformName” : “iOS”
“appium:udid” : “your_device_udid”

There may be an easier way than I have found to start these tests but you can see another post of mine on how I did it.

@kreno @vu.tran But what if I want to adapt to the new version of the application?
like the picture I took above, I can’t start the app with Mobile Recorder, so I can’t Capture the objects

Also, I get an error when I execute the script appium --use-plugins=execute-driver (see image below)

Instead of selecting iOS devices from the Mobile Recorder you can select “Remote” and record a test for the remote device.

I have never really used the mobile recorder and usually work in script mode but here is a screen recording of an example of how the remote mobile recorder can work for appium 2.0. File was large so it is a link to the video:

Note that the remote server url needs to be updated because it is different in appium 2.0 than in 1.XX.