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

What’s New

Version 1.2.2

Version 1.2.2:
This update fixes a few more crashing bugs in the network extension.

Version 1.2.1:
This update contains bug fixes in the network extension.

Version 1.2:
* Blacklist tool; to block requests to nominated hosts
* Native IPv6 support
* ICMP support
* Record raw TCP streams (non-HTTP traffic)

And the following bug fixes:
* Fixes connectivity issue after switching from WiFi to cellular, or vice versa
* Fixes VPN extension crashing issues under heavy load

And the following UI improvements:
* Search in settings hostname lists
* Swipe on current session on home screen to save or clear.
* Prompt to save settings if you tap Cancel when you've made changes. Back. Back. Cancel. Doh. No more.

Oh, and a new evolution of the icon. It's settled, we've had stickers printed.

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
7 Ratings
7 Ratings
gangisboyz ,

Bad interface and no refund

Used it for 1 hour and didn’t like the interface. It’s very different from the charles on PC. Sent the app maker a message right away for a refund but it’s been 4 days I haven’t received a single reply. Please don’t buy, not worth it

Bdemeria ,

Simple and Usable.

Works great. Definitely useful for testing when proxying through a laptop isn’t a great option. Such as on drives.

Simple but clean UI.

philosopherdog ,

Tedious to use

Please get a UX person to help with the flow. For instance, excluding a domain is tedious. I have to tap through a ton of screens and then all the way back out again! Also why can’t I just add an exclude from the list of requests Charles can see. I will change my review if the developer updates these issues.


XK72 Limited
34.1 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 XK72 Ltd


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