iOS only allows
https requests. However, I need to test on a server running locally on
NSExceptionAllowsInsecureHTTPLoads is the key you need to set to bypass this restriction. Here's the code you need to add to your Xcode project's
Info.plist (beware, some of these keys may already exist in your project):
<key>NSAppTransportSecurity</key> <dict> <key>NSExceptionDomains</key> <dict> <key>localhost</key> <dict> <key>NSExceptionAllowsInsecureHTTPLoads</key> <true/> </dict> </dict> </dict>
Here it says
localhost, but in my case I had add an extra entry for
10.0.0.239 – my laptop's local ip address – since I was testing my app on-device.