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New Relic mobile monitoring with distributed tracing

New Relic mobile monitoring agents support distributed tracing, which lets you see how your mobile app activity connects to related services.


Here's what you need to use distributed tracing with New Relic mobile:

  • Android agent version 6.0.0 or higher
  • XCFramework agent version 7.3.0


Infinite Tracing is not yet available for mobile monitoring

How to set up distributed tracing

For mobile agents that support this feature, it’s enabled by default.

If you prefer to turn off distributed tracing, see the following:

Find data

Mobile spans appear in any New Relic distributed tracing UI where those spans are part of a trace.

Here are some tips for finding and querying data:

  • You can find end-user-originating traces in any New Relic One distributed tracing UI.
  • In the distributed tracing UI, end-user spans are indicated with the New Relic distributed tracing browser span icon icon.
  • To see a span's attributes, select a span in the UI.
  • Spans are reported as Span data, and can be queried in New Relic.
  • Query tips:
    • Query by browser app name by setting mobileApp.name to the browser app name.
    • Query for traces containing at least one mobile app span with mobileApp.name is not null.
    • Query for traces containing at least one back-end app with appName is not null.
    • Query for traces containing both mobile and back-end spans by combining the two previous conditions.


If you don't see end-user spans, or are having other distributed tracing issues, see Troubleshooting.

For more help

If you need more help, check out these support and learning resources:

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