Charles for iOS
We are excited to announce that Charles Proxy is now available on iOS!
With the iOS version of Charles you can 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 for iOS currently supports the following features:
- Capture HTTP and HTTPS network traffic on your device
- SSL Proxying so you can view your SSL / TLS requests in plain text
- View requests and responses in the app, or share each request or a whole session to Charles on your desktop
Running Charles on your iOS device means you no longer need to fiddle with WiFi network proxy settings. It also means that you can capture and measure network traffic that goes over the Mobile / Cellular data network.
Measuring networking performance over Mobile data is especially important for your mobile apps (as that is how a lot of users experience your app), and it can reveal large or slow requests, as well as opportunities to increase perceived performance by parallelising network calls.
We are thrilled to be able to finally bring Charles to the App Store. If you’d like to know a bit more about the history of Charles, and particularly Charles on iOS, I gave a presentation to try! Swift Tokyo in March 2018 that you can watch on YouTube.
We plan to bring more of the features that you know and love from Charles on the desktop to the iOS version over the coming months, so watch this space for more announcements.
We hope you enjoy using Charles on iOS!