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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 there any way to keep it in the dock permanently across Xcode upgrades?

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SimPholders2 looks like what you want, can't prove it until next Xcode update, though.

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Command Space to launch Spotlight type Simulator now simulator opens up... see the dock for Simulator icon, Control Click on that Simulator icon, Options > Keep in Dock

now Simulator stays in the dock for quick access...

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Launch the iOS Simulator.app

Right click on it (or control click it) and select 'Options -> Keep In Dock'

That is a Dock-level preference and will survive Xcode updates. You can see the data set in the com.apple.dock preference domain:

defaults read com.apple.dock
  • That's exactly what I've done for the last 5 years. It doesn't stick which is what I said in my question – gman Apr 15 '15 at 6:19
  • Well that's exactly what I've done for longer than that, and it's never disappeared from the dock. – Jeremy Huddleston Sequoia Apr 15 '15 at 6:38
  • I wonder what's different about my machine. I just lost it again. Restarted my Mac my dock now looks like this the iOS Simulator has disappeared yet again – gman Apr 28 '15 at 17:57
  • The setting for keeping something in dock is set in Dock's preferences. Inspect the output of 'defaults read com.apple.dock persistent-apps' – Jeremy Huddleston Sequoia Apr 28 '15 at 18:43
  • I'm not sure what I'm looking for. It wasn't in there at this point. Adding it back to the dock (run it, lock click icon dock, pick "Options->Keep In Dock") like I always do added it back. Looking at what it added these 3 entries are different "file-mod-date" = 0; "file-type" = 1; "parent-mod-date" = 0; Otherwise no idea what's special about iOS Simulator except it's buried inside XCode instead of like a normal app. You can see Chrome and VLC survived from the pic – gman Apr 29 '15 at 1:58

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