How To Configure Fiddler To Trace An iPad Client Connection
Article Number: 000003985 | Last Modified: 2018/06/12
This article will assist users in the use of Fiddler to trace the connection from an iPad client.
Steps to Configure Fiddler:
1- Open Fiddler. Select Tools Menu, Select Fiddler Options
2- Select the Connections tab. Fiddler listens on port 8888 by default, but it can be changed if necessary. Ensure the ‘Allow remote computers to connect’ option is checked. It is not checked by default.
3- Click OK. Fiddler must be closed and re-opened for the changes to take effect.
4- Once Fiddler is re-opened, ensure it is capturing traffic by selecting File and then Capture Traffic . The Capture Traffic option should have a checkmark next to it. It will also say ‘Capturing’ in the bottom left corner of the Fiddler window.
5- Configure the mobile device to use Fiddler as a proxy server. On the iPad, tap the Settings icon from the main screen and tap on Wi-Fi. This displays the Wi-Fi network to which it is currently connected. Tap on the arrow next to the active Wi-Fi network (arrow next to the wi-fi symbol) to reach the details screen.
6- At the bottom of the network details screen, tap on the ‘Manual’ button under HTTP Proxy.
7- Type the IP address (or hostname) of the machine running Fiddler and the port number of 8888. This will route all network traffic from the mobile device through Fiddler. Safari for iOS or the Qlikview iPad Client/App can be opened and the web traffic will be captured in Fiddler.
8- Go back to the Fiddler once done, stop the capture and save it
9- Send the capture Fiddler trace/log to Support