The iOS simulator is packaged with XCode and allows developers to test and debug in an iOS environment.

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How do I resize the iOS simulator?

I know that there's Window>Scale>100/75/50% but the scale of the retina iPad simulator is still too big for my screen to be able to test anything. Is there a way I can scale the size of the iOS ...
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cannot install iOS 7.1 simulator for Xcode 6 (weird file mounting error)

I have XCode 5.1 working without problems with iOS 7.1 simulators until yesterday when I upgraded to Xcode 6, the installation was completed successfully, but whenever I try to download and install ...
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How can I install .ipa file to my iPhone simulator?

I need to install .ipa file to my iPhone simulator. I tried to change the extension .ipa to .zip and extracted it. And I got the Payload folder and moved the application inside to my iPhone ...
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Why is the process named geod in my iOS simulator trying to access irs.gov?

I'm developing an app that has absolutely nothing to do with anything other than specific external audio-related hardware. While running my app in the iOS simulator, I got a message from my ...
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Is there a way to show the iPhone skin with the lastest iOS 8 Simulator?

Previous versions of the iOS Simulator (7 and below) would also show the iPhone skin, which made for better demos: Is there a way to do this with the iOS 8 Simulator? This isn't as compelling:
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xcode 6.4 + OX X 10.10 Yosemite - Problem with all simulators

Anyone experiencing problems with Xcode 6.4 simulators? at first I though it was my fault and I was looking to find which part I messed up in my code, but when I go an actual device to test my project ...
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iOS Simulator installations fail on Xcode 6.4 on El Capitan v10.11

Could not download and install iOS 7.1 Simulator. Authorization is required to install the packages. Facing this issue on Xcode 7 Beta 6 version too. Can't seem to understand why?
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copy simulator from one mac to another mac osx

I'm the user with the less internet speed, one of my friend downloaded iPhone Simulator in his Xcode 4.5 to test the code in iOS 5.1, 5.0, 4.3 os too, now if I want those simulators in my mac, is ...
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Run iPhone Apps on MacOs Laptop for free

I have a .ipa file in my laptop and also have a Apple Laptop with MacOS. I do not have any iPhone. I want to run the app in my Laptop. Doing a quick Google Search brought me this., which looks like ...
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Force iOS simulator to use WiFi network

I have two networks, a WiFi and a cable LAN. I want use them together, but I want to force the iOS Simulator to use only WiFi, because, the LAN is under proxy, protected, with a lot of limitations. ...
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iOS Simulator installed app location in Xcode 6.1

I am trying to locate the actual location of app installed on iOS Simulator. I am using OSX 10.9.4 with Xcode 6.1 Already tried looking Application Support folder but can't find the simulator ...
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Cannot remove iOS simulator receipt files from Trash

I was trying to use the iOS7 simulator in El Capitan in Xcode 6.4, deleted it, reinstalled it etc. Part of that was dragging iOS 7.1.simruntime from /Library/Developer/CoreSimulator/Profiles/Runtimes ...
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HD screen recording of iOS App

I'm struggling to record a high quality video of my iOS app. There are several similar questions out there, but my focus is on high quality. To my knowledge there are only two options to record a ...
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iOS Simulator cannot create devices after upgrading to Xcode 6

I just recently upgraded to XCode 6.1.1 from 5.1.1. When I launch iOS Simulator. I get an error "Unable to boot device in current state: Creating". I have tried deleting the devices and adding them ...
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iOS Simulator - Safari forcing WWW on URLs

When trying to use Safari on iOS Simulator (I'm running on the latest Yosemite build with about a 2011-ish iMac), WWW is automatically prepended to my urls. I'm trying to debug a site I'm working on ...
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Blocking internet access for a specific application on Mac OS X

How can I block internet access to a specific application in Mac OS X? I need this to be done from the command line and hopefully use the ipfw terminal command. Specifically I am looking to toggle ...
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9:41 am on iOS Simulator screenshots?

I know that it's possible to record the screen on Yosemite and take screenshots that have 9:41 am. Is this same functionality possible with the Simulator?
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Xcode 5.1.1 together with xCode 6.1.1 - simulators deleted

I had Xcode 6.1.1 installed together with the iOS8 simulators but I need to be able to test websites with iOS7 also so I installed Xcode 5.1.1 also and named it to this. (I also renamed Xcode 6.1.1 to ...
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Is it at all possible to open a 3rd party iPad app in a mac (xcode emulator, for example)

Someone asked me this - I think the answer is no for a number of reasons, but I wanted to confirm. Is there any way to open an iPad app on a mac desktop or laptop? For example I download a publisher'...
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Delete Application from iPhone 5.1 Simulator

Strange Moment !!! I was testing my iPhone App on iPhone 5.1 Simulator. App ran very fine. But got strange situation at the time of removing App from Simulator. I followed these steps to remove the ...
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How can I transfer iJoomer app to XCode iPhone simulator?

I downloaded iJoomer in iTunes, and I would like to transfer it into XCode's iPhone Simulator so I can run the app there. Is it possible to transfer an app from iTunes to the iPhone simulator? If so,...
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iOS simulator for El Capitan

I am a web developer and I often need to do testing on i devices. I have a macbook around and I don't know what is the best way to test my web applications on iOS devices. I don't have any physical ...
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Install SwiftKey on iPhone simulator

Is it possible to install SwiftKey on iPhone simulator ? If yes, how may I ? There are few scenarios I want to test for Swift keyboard but I am out of device.
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Rolling back to a previous version of OS X Mavericks

I installed the latest version of Mavericks and it broke some stuff (instruments) which I cannot afford to have broken. Is there a way to roll back to my previous release? Am currently on 10.9.2 and ...
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How can I modify or eliminate the mouse pointer while recording the iOS Simulator with QuickTime Player?

I would like to use QuickTime Player to create a screen recording of the iOS Simulator running an app. I need to simulate taps on the simulator with the mouse, but I don't want the standard arrow ...
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Block network with Network Link Conditioner?

Any one know how to block all network traffic with the Network Link Conditioner on Mountain Lion? Here's the custom offline profile I made that's not working. I'm trying to block the network for the ...
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Xcode 7 Simulator - “SpringBoard cannot be opened because of a problm.”

I was successfully using the Xcode Simulator yesterday evening. This morning when I came into work, I didn't change anything, but suddenly, every time I open the Simulator, this error pops up "...
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Is it possible to have IOS simulator in my Linux Mint?

I need to have iOS simulator for my Linux Mint OS to check my website responsive in various iOS devices is this possible as I know this feature is available in almost all Macs but I cannot afford a ...
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any Virtual Ipad/Iphone applications for PC that has network connections?

I am looking for a virtual emulation of an Ipad or Iphone that I can run on a PC machine so I can create video tutorials on things such as setting up our corporate email or how to connect the devices ...
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How to recover from deleting Xcode CoreSimulator devices from disk?

By mistake I deleted ~/Library/Developer/CoreSimulator/Devices from my Mac so all my Xcode simulators were deleted. Now none of my Xcode projects run. When I try to, an alert shows that no simulator ...
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Is there any way to get OS X to keep the iOS Simulator icon in the dock across Xcode upgrades?

I use the iOS Simulator often to check webpages so I run it and pick "Keep in Dock". That's works except every time Xcode upgrades it's no longer in the dock and I have to go digging for it again. Is ...
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iOS simulator always saves images on desktop

When pressed Command-S, the iOS simulator always saves screenshots on Desktop. How can I tell it to save it somewhere else?
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Set a default Scale value for Xcode 7.2.1's iOS Simulator

I just started an online course for learning Swift using Xcode to develop iOS apps. I'm using Xcode 7.2.1 and 10.11.4 on my Mac Mini Server. I use a 23" monitor. When the simulator window displays ...
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How does App.io work?

I was recently asked whether it was possible to run an iPad app on a Windows PC. After searching online with Google for a long period of time, I came to hear about App.io which is apparently something ...
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Install Apple's Podcast app on iOs Simulator

I want to debug my podcast feed but don't have an iPhone. I run iOS simulator on my Mac but the iPhone 6s that it runs does not have Apple's standard Podcast app installed. The iOs version is 9.1. How ...
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Is there keyboard shortcut to attach console to Simulator?

I want to debug TVOS application with Safari. I can attach console to simulator via developer menu: How can I access this menu via keyboard shortcut?
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Connection Interrupted error in iOS simulators after updating to xcode 7

I have updated to Xcode 7 from App Store. And now when ever I run an application or directly start the simulator from Xcode, i got an error Error Returned in reply: Connection Interrupted. I ...
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iOS simulator crashing on opening

I just started developing for iOS devices on 10.9 Mavericks with xCode 5.1. When I try to build and deploy my application I get build successful but when the iOS simulator runs it immediately crashes....
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After Xcode update, simulator has wrong sizes

I just updated Xcode. When the simulator opens, the actual screen is bigger than the overall screen. Here is an image: I am not sure what's wrong. How can I fix this? I already tried changing the ...
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Wi-Fi not working on Xcode iPhone simulator while working on Mac

This is really funny behaviour. The Wi-Fi is working perfectly on by MacBook Pro 2014, hence me writing this question, but it's not working on the iPhone simulator, which I'm using on the same device. ...
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How to launch an iOS Simulator with Safari open using a single command?

I am looking for a solution to launch the iOS Simulator from command line with Safari launched by default. Launching the simulator from command line is easy. So is the launching of Safari. But I want (...
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xcode iOS simulator launcher

I am trying to understand the ios-sim launcher for cordova projects https://github.com/phonegap/ios-sim/ The two points I am trying to understand are ... What is launching the simulator? Is it ...