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To record mobile traffic from your Android phone or tablet, you must configure HTTP proxy settings on your device to use the AlertSite proxy. The proxy will capture all web traffic from your device and generate a script, which you can later upload as a monitor in AlertSite.
Below are instructions to prepare devices running Android 4.0 and later. Some devices may have different steps for setting up HTTP proxy – in this case search for your_device_model http proxy on the Internet.
You Android device must be connected to a Wi-Fi network and must support proxy servers for Wi-Fi connections. Some devices do not support proxy servers. Please check your device manual or contact your device manufacturer to learn this.
You can find proxy information in AlertSite when you prepare to record:
AlertSite will show the proxy IP and port for recording. You need to specify this proxy on your device as explained below.
Note: The proxy port is dynamic and changes between recording sessions. You will need to update the proxy port on your device with the one shown here each time, before recording.
Touch and hold your current Wi-Fi network, then select Modify network.
Select the Advanced options check box.
Change Proxy to Manual, and enter the IP address and port of the AlertSite proxy server (see above).
All web traffic from your Android device will now be sent through the AlertSite proxy, and AlertSite will be able to record it.
Remember to remove the proxy settings after you finish recording, otherwise you may get network errors in your mobile applications.
To record HTTPS traffic from your Android device, you need to install the SmartBear certificate on your device:
On your device, launch the browser and go to:
You will be prompted to install the certificate.
Enter a name for the certificate, for example, SmartBear.
If your device does not already have a PIN or password, you will be prompted to configure it.
To verify the that the certificate was installed, go to Settings > Personal > Security > Trusted credentials > User. You should see the SmartBear certificate:
When you are done recording mobile traffic, remember to restore your normal Android network settings and delete the SmartBear certificate from your device. Otherwise you may get network errors in your applications.
Scroll down and touch Remove.
If you see network problems in your applications, restart your device to force re-connection.