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Chris Bongers
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Console.log on Chrome for iOS

Did you know it's possible to see console.logs on Chrome for iOS?

I was astonished at first, but it can be really helpful to debug console.logs you placed directly from the device.

Of course, you already can debug iOS on Safari, but Safari has its own rendering and might behave differently, so the Chrome team decided to build in a logger for all tabs even!

How it works:

Chrome iOS console log

Viewing console.logs on Chrome for iOS

To enable this feature, open Chrome and type the following URL.

Enter fullscreen mode Exit fullscreen mode

This will open up a tab looking like this. You can then tap the "start logging" button.

Chrome inspect tab on iOS

Note: The site is not responsive. That's why it looks so tiny.

It's important not to remove this tab, so open a new tab with the website you want to log.

In my example, I use a Codepen. That's always just retuning one console.log.

The results will come in like this:

Chrome console.log on iOS result

And there you go, a super simple but effective way to console.log on your iOS device.

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Top comments (4)

rahxuls profile image

Android ?

Chris Sir change the title to console.log for rich people πŸ˜‚

dailydevtips1 profile image
Chris Bongers

I'm actually pretty sure this will also work on Android.
But iOS is by default harder to debug than android.

Also you can buy phones non apple that are more expensive πŸ˜‚

owenmelbz profile image
Owen Melbourne

Grab yourself a USB and plug in, then can use full Safari dev tools to debug :) Once your device is paired, then Safari can do debugging wirelessly too!

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