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.

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

What’s New

Version 1.4

Improvements for iOS 13 and 14 include new SSL CA certificate compatibility. OpenSSL 1.1.1n upgrade.

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
146 Ratings

146 Ratings

KyleRidesBikes ,

So convenient!

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!

Hhfthgg ,

I love this product, WHEN it works

Charles Proxy is an incredible product, but it hasn’t been updated in over a year. IRS incredibly buggy these days. I can no longer load, view, or edit any lists that I’ve painstakingly created. When I try, product hangs for a few minutes and then crashes. Deleting and reinstalling (and then rebuilding my lists … so painful) fixes the problem for a few days, and then we’re back to same state. This happens to me across several devices, and persists through device updates. I’d love to see Charles Proxy be updated, because it rally is great, but I’m not holding my breath.

Side note: I’d be much less bothered by th above if there were some way to downplays and save my lists, then reimport them at the next install. But there isn’t.

Please update this product and I’d be thrilled to upgrade my review.

Gmarco35353 ,

Good tool for developers

The initial configuration took about 30 minutes to figure out, however it is now much easier then using the desktop app. One of the best things about this app is the easy use once you have things setup. The current price is not to bad for the amount of time it saves you debugging. The work flow is slightly different in that all request monitoring is on your phone, so if you have hundreds of JSONs flying around your app you might find it harder to inspect them on the phones app versus the desktop version.

App Privacy

The developer, XK72 Limited, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


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