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I am developing a push notification infrastructure and would like to test it with the iPhone Simulator on a Mac.

Is this possible, or do I need to use a physical iPhone?

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Push notifications don't work in the simulator. You have to use a physical iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad.

Good luck,


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You can test Push Notification using any button Click event. First of all you have to create dictionary, like below.

NSString *StrTemp = @"{'aps':{'alert':'Test alert','sound':'default'}}";
NSData *tempData = [StrTemp dataUsingEncoding:NSUTF8StringEncoding];

NSDictionary *testNotification = [NSJSONSerialization

And you can send notification like below.

[[[UIApplication sharedApplication] delegate] application:[UIApplication sharedApplication] didReceiveRemoteNotification:testNotification];
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