So I bought an app from the app store and I'd like to run it in Xcode. I know you can hook up your Apple ID to Xcode but I wasn't sure if you can then download previously purchased apps and run them. Anyone know?

  • What exactly do you mean by running them in Xcode? Debugging them? Using Instruments?
    – grg
    Oct 5, 2014 at 13:19

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You can't run bought apps in the iOS simulator in Xcode.

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