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?

2 Answers 2


Xcode 7 does not support iOS 8.4 and earlier.

Xcode 6.4 does not support iOS 7.1.2 and earlier.


Running the following command in Terminal

sudo /Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/MacOS/Xcode

and then downloading the simulator 7.1 works for me. I'm using Xcode 6.4, OS X El Capitan.

  • Can you actually use the 7.1 simulator in El Capitan? Do you have Xcode 7 installed too or only Xcode 6.4? - Thanks Nov 17, 2015 at 21:25
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    This makes possible to install it, but I get a message "unable to load" when I try to run the app. So I think it's just not supported Apr 2, 2016 at 10:27

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