Friday, 1 November 2013

How to connect your iOS device to an HTTP proxy on your desktop or laptop

Connecting an iOS device to an HTTP Proxy is much the same as we demonstrated on Android devices.

On your iOS settings:
  1. In Wifi
  2. Select the (i) information icon next to your wifi network
  3. On the bottom of the screen is the HTTP Proxy settings
  4. Set this to Manual
  5. Type in the Server IP address and port of your proxy
Done.

Now your HTTP traffic should flow through the desktop proxy.

iOS does a pretty good job of caching so I either clear the cache before I start testing use the Safari Settings and "Clear Cookies and Data" or use the "Private" link at the bottom of Safari to start a new session.

I found iOS doesn't like connecting to some networks, and so I setup a local hotspot with connectify.me and that made my life a little easier.

Remember to switch off the proxy when you are done.

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