Charles Proxy for iOS lets you capture and inspect network requests and responses on your iOS device. You can view metadata, headers and bodies in the app, so you can finally debug your app’s networking issues without a computer.
Charles Proxy for iOS is a new app from the creators of Charles Proxy for desktop.
HOW IT WORKS
Turn Charles on when you want to start capturing. Charles captures your network requests and responses in the background while you test your app or website. Return to Charles to inspect the requests and responses.
If you also have Charles on your desktop, you can transfer recorded sessions to your desktop to explore them on the big screen.
Charles creates a local VPN on your device. All of your network traffic passes through Charles on your device, and then out to the internet as usual over either WiFi or Mobile / Cellular data. There is no remote server involved, and your data always remains private to you.
* SSL Proxying to view SSL requests in plain text
* View and share request and responses bodies
* Syntax highlighting for text request and response bodies
* Measure network performance over WiFi or Mobile / Cellular networks
* Block requests to nominated hosts
* DNS spoofing
Improvements for iOS 13 and 14 include new SSL CA certificate compatibility. OpenSSL 1.1.1n upgrade.
Ratings and Reviews
Only one thing missing
It would be great if you added the same “focus” functionality like the desktop app, make it like a favorite or something that you can select endpoints that always shows on the top to make a quicker way of debugging while coding, that’s the only thing missing from making it a 5 star review.
Great to See Where Apps Send Your Web Traffic
I’m not a software or web developer. But I’m very interested in personal privacy & what information my installed apps are sending to third parties. This app allows me to sniff internet requests & responses going from & to my iPhone & iPad over HTTP, HTTPS, & cellular networks. Using domain names & IP addresses of network traffic, you can see the vast majority of popular apps are sending device data (name, device, calendar, location, search history, etc.) to many third-party advertising trackers. If you want to see which installed apps are the main sources of digital surveillance & tracking of the personal information on your device, get this app.
It took about 10 minutes to set up the app. The setup directions are clear & understandable, but they must be precisely followed for the app to work properly.
Many thanks to the CharlesProxy team for bringing this app to iOS & making it so easy to use.
The iOS version of Charles is a perfect complement to the desktop version: it turns on and off without messing with WiFi settings, can capture cell data, and works even when you're away from your laptop. Would be great if you could toggle on/off or clear session without switching apps, like via Control Center or Notification Center.
Use the desktop version for easier viewing and searching of capture files, and advanced features like Map Remote or repeating requests. If you get stuck, there's great info on the Charles website. Happy sleuthing!
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The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.
- XK72 Limited
- 20.5 MB
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 12.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Apple Vision
- Requires visionOS 1.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- © 2019 XK72 Ltd
Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.