Step By Step: Turn On The iPhone/iPad’s Web Debugging Console

You can’t view a web page’s source, and you can’t Command+F to search for text on the page, but you sure can get a debugging console to see the errors on the page. Here’s how:

  1. Find and open the Settings app
    Start in the Settings app
  2. Select Safari
    Safari in the Settings app
  3. Scroll down to find the Developer option at the bottom
    The Developer option hidden at the end of the Safari settings
  4. Turn on the Debug Console
    Turn on the debug console
  5. In Safari, look for the debug console’s summary info at the top of the page, just below the URL bar
    The debug console displays summary information just below the address bar
  6. Touch the summary info to view a detailed report for the errors on the page
    Clicking the debug summary shows the full console with error details

17 thoughts on “Step By Step: Turn On The iPhone/iPad’s Web Debugging Console

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  2. // @foo

    class bar{
    function whackfoo():void
    var foo:User = this[postIndex -2].getEntity();
    foo = null;

    if(foo != null)


    // @foo ….I hope that helped!

  3. Dude. Seriously. That’s a debug console?

    I don’t think that’s exactly what we’re looking for. That’s about what you see when you click on the exclamation at the bottom left corner of IE where it gives deliciously cryptic error messages of retardation.

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