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'

The Basic Edition limits the information that can be displayed for a given URL. If the site uses HTTP or is in the Alexa Top 20 (e.g. eBay, google, twitter) or on then no restrictions apply. For other sites only a limited amount of information is displayed - Result, Time and URL.

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

3.5 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Noisey Wren ,


I am totally not an “internet person”, ok? In fact I have no idea what I’m doing with this app. Someone told me I can request things from websites like free apps and game creds so I was like ok I’ll try this but the stupid app won’t let me do it.

Now The Tech Support dweebs are all like “Hurr durr this is for engineers and it pays for our eMobikes”

Go play with ur bikes!

Developer Response ,

$150 might seem like a lot compared to app like Angry Birds but this is a niche technical product developed by a small software company. All our products need to generate enough revenue to pay for their continued development. Unfortunately, for a product like this $ 150 is the sweet spot.
The app is aimed at professional network engineers and web developers who can justify the purchase price due to the possible time saving and insights provided.

snack it ,

basic version for primitive usage

i needed something to block sites(adding them to restricted content) that annoy me with heavy scripts and popups. In basic edition this app gives me that possibility. Of course one can disable js in safari settings but sometimes i need javascript. This app is a nice workaround for my problems yet the Pro's price is knocking me down.

workerbee852 ,

Love the app

To bad it isn’t more affordable


Simtec Limited
13.3 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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