After installing Inspect you are guided through how to connect your iOS device to your computer, and what additional pieces of software that you might need to install in order for Inspect to connect to your device.
Inspect is using the Chrome DevTools front-end to give you the industry-leading UI for iOS web debugging. You can use the Chrome DevTools docs to learn about the features in DevTools and how to use them.
Inspect can't debug
Google Chrome or
Microsoft Edge on iOS due to limitations by Apple. See for details https://github.com/inspectdev/inspect-issues/issues/24
This typically happens if you just enabled
web inspector on your iOS device. Please try to force restart Safari or restart your iOS device to make sure the web inspector service is running on your device.
Inspect is only enable to debug apps with WebViews when they are running in
debug mode. This means that the app needs to have been installed via Xcode, and not via the AppStore or TestFlight. Apple doesn't allow debugging of the latter kind of apps, as they disable the debugging services for those WebViews.
iOS doesn't support port forwarding to enable you to forward your localhost to the device. As a workaround we recommend a service like https://ngrok.com to enable a secure tunnel.
Windows 10 gives a warning about Inspect because the
Smart Scanner filter hasn't seen more than
1000 users using Inspect before.
Inspect uses the
simctl utility provided by Xcode to detect and interact with iOS simulators. Follow these guides to make sure
simctl works correctly:
Inspect is using your
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We have a public bug tracker on GitHub. https://github.com/inspectdev/inspect-issues/issues
You can see the Roadmap for Inspect on GitHub, https://github.com/inspectdev/inspect-issues/projects/1
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