AWS Device Farm
Developer Guide (API Version 2015-06-23)

Create a Remote Access Session in AWS Device Farm

For information about remote access sessions, see Sessions.


  • Create a project in Device Farm. Follow the instructions in Create a Project, and then return to this page.

Create a Session with the Device Farm Console

  1. Sign in to the Device Farm console at

  2. If you see the AWS Device Farm console home page, choose Get started.

  3. Choose a project from the Projects drop-down or choose Create a new project.

  4. Choose the Remote access tab.

  5. Choose the Start a new session button.

  6. Choose a device for your session. You can choose from the list of available devices or search for a device using the fields at the top of the list. You can search by:

    • Name

    • Platform

    • Operating system

    • Form factor

  7. Type a name for the session in Session name.

  8. Choose Confirm and start session to begin the session.

Next Steps

Device Farm will start the session as soon as the requested device is available, typically within a few minutes. The Device requested dialog box appears until the session starts. To cancel the session request, choose Cancel request.

After a session starts, if you should close the browser or browser tab without stopping the session or if the connection between the browser and the Internet is lost, the session remains active for five minutes from that time. After that, Device Farm ends the session automatically. Your account will be charged for the idle time, however.

After the session begins, you can start interacting with the device in the web browser.