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

3.6 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

naggy2019 ,

Pretty awesome if you know what your doing

I like the app I wish the pro version was more affordable I would buy it in a heart beat. Do you guys have a pc version?

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your feedback. We have a PC version available at

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.

Dilddrf ,

Tracing in popup window in iPad ?

Trying to use the httpwatch basic edition app in iPad. It’s not working when there is a pop-up. When I click on a link which has a pop-up window, I need to capture the trace from that pop-up window. However the pop-up window is not opening in the app. Can you help on how to trace in the pop up window in iPad ?

App Privacy

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

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


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