Using Postman Proxy to Capture and Inspect API Calls from iOS or Android Devices


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In this tutorial, I will guide you on how you can use Postman’s proxy feature to inspect HTTP communication going out from your phone. All you need to get started is your computer and mobile connected to the same local wireless network.

Step 1: Open Proxy Settings in Postman Mac App



Keep a note of the port mentioned in the Proxy Settings. In my case, I am keeping it to the default port 5555. As a start you should set the target in the proxy dialog box to “History.” This will cause all your requests to be captured and stored in the History sidebar panel.

Step 2: Take a note of your computer’s IP address


On OSX, it is inside System Preferences > Network. In my case, the IP address of my Macbook is

Step 3: Configure HTTP Proxy on your mobile device

Open Wireless Settings of your mobile device and update the configuration of the wireless connection to use HTTP Proxy. Set the IP address to your computer’s IP you found in second step and the port from what you set in Postman in first step.


I am using an iPhone and I set the proxy IP address to and port 5555.

You are all set!

Now head over to your app or browser and you will notice the network calls listed in your Postman App’s history sidebar. In the following screenshot, you will notice that I opened from Safari on my iPhone and I could see all the requests made by the browser in my Postman sidebar!


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31 thoughts on “Using Postman Proxy to Capture and Inspect API Calls from iOS or Android Devices

  • ashokcs

    Unable to see proxy settings button in postman mac app..

    Any help please?


    • Yajnesh T

      Currently only available in canary channel of osx only. 🙁


      • ashokcs

        Thanks Yajnesh


    • Tommy

      from your screenshot, that looks like a Chrome App, the Map App does not have Inspector icon at the top bar.


  • ashokcs

    This is really cool.. It works for me.


  • Matt

    Sounds just like Fiddler. What are the advantages / use cases for this over using Fiddler?


    • I would usually use this to add the listed requests into useful collections, write tests in them and re use later for testing. Then I would access the collection via postman API and run it on command line using Newman in CI system for the project.


      • Sam

        Great answer, that would make things smoother.


  • Hardik Shah

    This is awesome stuff! Thanks for the simple blog on how-to on this topic.



    How about SSL / HTTPS ?


  • CV Team

    I am able to capture requests just fine.

    Does anyone know a way to capture all the responses at the same time?

    I want use the API (from the App) and collect all the responses in a single collection but it seems you have to go back and fire off each request in order to view a response?


  • saivenkatesh.A

    are the responses logged any where?


  • 3demax

    My interceptor icon looks more like ISS rather than radar and it only opens little popup with on and off toggle:
    My version is 4.4.3:
    Maybe that’s the problem? But I can’t find any update button.
    Do you know what’s going on?


  • ankita panda

    good for testing the performance of APIs for android app


  • Hi shamasis ,

    Thanks for sharing this blog with screenshots. it’s really helpful to me.


  • postmanblog

    Hi Fahed,

    I’m afraid our apps only run on MacOS, Windows, Linux, and ChromeOS.


  • Mayank Jain

    Followed the steps but not able to capture requests.


  • shamseer pc

    Thanks for sharing this blog with screenshots. it’s really helpful. i am able to connect HTTP request .not able to connect HTTPS request. Is it possible to track https request ?


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  • Tim Christmann

    An additional chapter for the iOS Simulator setup would be nice.


  • Aswini Pradhan

    Hi tried this but i am getting “This connection is Not Private” error and does not get me any response. How can I overcome this?


    • Aswini Pradhan

      Also there is a certificate that was not trusted. Cert name : Internet Widgits Pty Ltd


  • John

    On Android TV set top box, after the apk is installed, it runs on the set top box. My question is how to use Postman for APIs testing in that kind of environment?


  • sonicKang

    support https?


  • Mamta

    Hi this article was really insightful.


  • Mohammed Gaber

    it is only working with browsers. how to make this work with iPhone apps as well?


  • Mayur

    How we can capture the api calls from iOS & Android simulator


  • Wawan

    Hi, seems quite late here… i have tried this on iOS device and worked as explained here i could capture all the request from an app that i tested but not for Android, the app i tested is like blocked from the connection after setting up the proxy on the device, any suggestion?


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