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Console.log on Chrome for iOS

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Learn how to view any console.log directly on your iOS mobile device using Chrome browser.

11 Feb, 2021 · 2 min read

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 a mobile iOS device.

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

How it works:

Chrome for iOS Console Log

To enable the feature, open Chrome on your mobile device and type the following URL:

chrome://inspect

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 inspect for console logs.

In my example, I use a Codepen, which always just retunrns one console.log.

The results will look like this:

Chrome console.log on iOS result

And there you go, a super simple but effective way to console.log in Chrome on your iOS phone or iPad.

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