Clear() Function Required in Appium

Hello everyone,

I am running into issue with some tests I had created awhile back in using the ‘clear()’ function to clear the field of a text box element.

Is there a reason why this was removed and we don’t have a new method for this? I see there are work arounds for this but they seem to be very slow and somewhat cumbersome.

Can we formally request to have this added back in?


Are you using java ?
If yes , .clear() method is not removed and working very well.

Sorry, guess I should have added more detail.
This is being done using Geb (Framework) for this, its Groovy like and we are using this on both browser based actions as well as native apps.

You can raise an issue for this at