HttpWatch is the ultimate HTTP sniffer for monitoring and optimizing web pages. It shows cookies, headers, content, query strings, POST values and low level request/response streams for HTTP and HTTPS.

Comments about the HttpWatch app on Twitter:

"Dream come true: @HttpWatch waterfall charts on iPhone!.."

"Awesome! @HttpWatch now available on iPhone"

"... In 1 week of using it I've saved 2 hours of debugging time. It's more than paid for itself. But I do a lot of perf mobile analysis."

-View headers, status codes, timings, compression, POST values, query strings
-Displays time charts that break down the steps of each request (e.g. DNS Lookup, Connect, etc) and records their timings
-Works with HTTPS without having to modify security settings
-Examine byte for byte the data sent to and received from the web server
-View the textual or image content downloaded with each request
-Quickly find the underlying error code for requests that are failing to load correctly on a web page
-Supports both iPad and iPhone

-Saves log files in a HWL (HttpWatch) and HAR (HTTP Archive) format that can be viewed in HttpWatch for Windows and other tools
-Share log files with users and customers who have the Basic App. Anyone can record a HWL file with the Basic app which they can then send you for full analysis in the Professional App
-Log files can be saved locally or attached to emails
-Transfer log files to your PC or Mac by connecting your device to iTunes and then copying from the files section of this app
-Fully Supports iCloud Drive on iOS 8 and later allowing easy access to files from other iOS devices, Macs and Windows PCs

-Open log files in the HttpWatch app from built-in apps like Mail or from third party apps such as Dropbox
-Open URLs in HttpWatch by using 'hwhttp:' or 'hwhttps:' custom URLs.. For example, this can be used to open the currently viewed page in Safari by prefixing the URL with 'hw'

What’s New

Version 12.1.4

New: Added support for dark mode on iOS 13
Fixed: The HTTP GET method was not displayed for cached requests
Updated: Added device descriptions for new iPhones and iPads

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

tom_tang ,


Really cool, it is identical to the desktop version, the only draw back is , there is no sort, with sort, you can easily find out the longest connection which you care. hope the update version will have the sort function as desktop version.

RedirectH8TR ,

Pretty successful but app crashes

HTTP watch is a great app to help catch the necessary information to track down website redirects. While it is able to record the information in an HAR file, there were several times when the app would crash during the saving or emailing of the file, leaving no evidence of the page history. This is very frustrating especially if the redirect was to an adult site, where blocking is crucial. For the price, the app shouldn't crash. But when it is able to successfully catch and save the file, it's beautiful.

Developer Response ,

Yes, the app definitely shouldn't crash! Please send more details to and we will fix the problem in the next update.

Crazyman1463 ,

Nice debug app for tool belt

Nice to see waterfall stats on the go... I would have liked to see HAR file support via cut n paste or via the hwhttp link. Keynote our synthetic monitoring tool attaches HAR files via link on alert emails.


Simtec Limited
13 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Unrestricted Web Access


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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