How to set up appium 2.x in katalon studio 9.0.0

I’m using Katalon studio 8.5.4 beta2 to test iOS Mobile.
I’ve heard that Katalon studio 9.0.0 support appium 2.x offically
so I installed it, but I got not driver error.
it seems to like katalon stuiod 9.0.0 is not working in appium 2.0
how I can set it up for appium 2.x?

2 Likes What is the error you are getting? For appium 2 and above you need to install the drivers separately (XCUITest, UIAutomator2, espresso, etc). Please first check that you have installed the iOS drivers. You can look at the documentation here:

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Also based on these release notes I don’t see mention of Katalon Studio 9.0 supporting appium 2 and above.

I use appium 2 with current production versions of Katalon Studio by using remote execution and launching the appium server manually and following these workarounds:

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I get this error Exception : org.openqa.selenium.WebDriverException: Could not proxy command to the remote server. Original error: socket hang up
I’ve been used appium 2.0 with Katalon studio 8.5.4 beta2 to test iOS.
and I downloaded it and ran my test case, and I got that error.

I looked up setting option (exection → Mobile → appium 2.x combo box) but there isn’t it.
so how I can do that?

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I’m a business customer.
and when I had a meeting with Katalon employee. they said Katalon studio would support appium2.0. and I also found it ([Recap] Ask Katalon Experts: Live Q&A Session and Automated Testing Best Practice - #13 by Ask Katalon Experts article.
" Q: What is currently the latest supported version of Android and Appium with Katalon?

A: We support Appium 2.x in Katalon Studio version 9.0.0 beta and above. There is no restrictions on Android version."

so I posted this a post

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so then Can I ask you?

my test run on every different devices.
remote needs device information in capabilities ?
and as far as I know that remote capabilities is only one and kind of server as well(android driver or iOS driver)
if I have 3 iOS devices and 2 Android devices,
how I can apply each device information for remote server?

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Hi there,

Thank you very much for your questions.

As you are currently one of our enterprise customers, I will be tagging our Product Support team members here (@support.squad,, and @khang.dang) so that they could support you better.


Yes, That’s right.
I was very excited at the time because they said that there was going to be a 9.0.0. version and that we would be able to test iOS on that version.
currently I’ve still been using 8.5.4 beta 2


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Hi ,

FYI, we will support Appium 2.x starting from KS v9.1.0. It is expected to arrive on 27 Nov, 2023.

In case you still have any concerns or questions, please feel free to reach out to us on the portal for a better assistance.

Have a nice day.


The question about the multiple devices is a good question. The way I solved this issue was to write custom keywords to detect which device is connected and update the desired capabilities at runtime using RunConfiguration inside a testlistener. The doc for that is here: Pass desired capabilities at runtime in Katalon Studio | Katalon Docs

It may not be worth implementing if appium 2 should be fully supported by November but I have seen improvements in execution times when switching to remote execution.

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My experience when installing Appium 2 on KS 8.5.4 alpha/beta was that the documentation was very misleading because iOS dependencies would pick the latest packages randomly, whereas what was needed was a version that supported KS 8.5.4.
Please improve the guide in detail for KS 9.0.0 using Appium 2. I hope my little suggestion can help other friends if they want to use Appium 2. Thank you

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I want to ask when KSE 9.1.0 will release?



We are delighted to inform you that Katalon Studio version 9.1.0 has just been released which also brings support for Appium 2.x. You can learn more in our announcement topic below: :point_down:

We will also proceed to close up this topic. Should you encounter any bug whilst using KS 9.1.0, or have any other questions, feel free to create a topic in Bugs Report or Katalon Studio

Thanks, :sunglasses:
Albert from Katalon Community team

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