Real-Time reporting in Google Analytics allows you to monitor activity on your website or app as it happens. The reports are in real-time and great for testing your analytics setup if (like me) you're not great with debugging tools such as Charles.
Recently I've been having difficulty testing attribution in the reports and have spent hours trying to solve why conversions and events have be showing up incorrectly as direct/(none) in the real time data.
If you're reading this then you've done the smart thing and Googled it!
After wasting hours of my life going around in circles trying to solve the issue, I realised that Google Analytics was in fact the problem...
Hopefully you've read this before pulling your hair out trying to solve a problem that doesn't exist!