Capturing Packets or Sniffing URLs may sound a bit of hacking related stuff, but it isn’t. Capturing Network Packets may help you analyze why is your Data Pack running out, or which apps keep sending data in the background without your consent so that you can stop using them and enhance your Phone Security. Besides, Capturing packets will also help you get that streaming link of a stream, download links which again open up more possibilities to optimize your Cellular or Wifi data usage on your phone. So in this tutorial, we will show you How you can Sniff URLs or Capture Packet Data on your Android with No Root Priveledges required.
How to Capture Packet Data Network Packets on Android
Here tap on “Install Certificate” option, it will now ask you permissions to save the certificate . Click on the “OK” button in the pop-up box that prompts out as shown in the following image –
Now, it will ask you to set-up a VPN (If its your first capture), here simply tap on “OK” to allow it to create a VPN connection –
It will now start capturing Packets in a date_time format on the main screen. To stop capturing packets simply tap on the “Stop” red square icon as shown –
Phew! You can now access the captured packets data by tapping on the filename on mainscreen –
Simply tap on the file name to reveal the packet data. It will show you a list of all the packets data sent or received by your device.
How do I move the captured data to my laptop? Is there any file saved on the phone? I can’t find any, do you know anything about that? Thanks.
I am not able to access internet after starting packet capture with enable VPN
The Vpn connection probably was not supported by your carrier.
When I’m trying to get search for certain app packets from anothwr device, it says no data and has ssl in a gold color? Any thoughts, thanks.