I updated my Xcode to 7.1.1 (it said so in the Mac App Store).

When I click on "Open", Xcode 7.0.1 showed up instead of Xcode 7.1.1.

Do I need OSX El Capitan to run Xcode 7.1.1 ?

In the past, I had Xcode 7.1 Beta 2 installed, I wonder if that caused some files to be corrupted.

Seems like someone else had a similar problem here: Updated XCode to 7.0.1 via the app store but it still shows itself at 6.4 in the app and missing the new features

The answer there recommended deleting all copies of Xcode and reinstall from scratch.

I'll download OS X El Capitan to see if it fixes it before I decide to nuke Xcode to oblivion on my computer and redownload it all again

Update 1:

Updated my laptop to Mac OS X El Capitan but didn't fix it either. Xcode still start up as Xcode 7.0.1 =/

I guess it's time to nuke Xcode.

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    Could you try consolidating all your comments into one coherent question, which includes what you have tried so far & what the results were.
    – Tetsujin
    Nov 14, 2015 at 11:22
  • If you do "Get Info" on /Applications/Xcode.app, which version number is displayed?
    – nohillside
    Nov 14, 2015 at 16:01
  • @patrix if you're talking about the Apple Icon > About Xcode it shows up as Xcode 7.0.1.
    – Zhang
    Nov 14, 2015 at 16:03
  • I'm not, I'm talking about finding Xcode.app in Finder (which usually means opening the Application folder) and typing Cmd-I.
    – nohillside
    Nov 14, 2015 at 16:11
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    Had the same issue just know. Removing XCode from the app folder and reinstalling via App Store worked for me. Probably some issue with the app store?
    – Hless
    Nov 20, 2015 at 16:16

1 Answer 1


If you are tired downloading Xcode from the App Store or searching for old Xcode.apps somewhere hidden on your volumes, go to Developer Apple Downloads, enter a valid Apple ID and password and download Xcode 7.1.1.dmg (direct link) and any other tool you need to code or debug.

Remove any Xcode.app in your /Applications folder, open the dmg and copy Xcode to your /Applications folder.

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    Yeah, it's probably better if I download the DMG directly from Apple rather than going through the Mac App Store, especially when I have multiple Mac computers, better than downloading twice :) It doesn't help when logging into Apple's iOS Developer Center and the download link for Xcode 7.1.1 DMG says "View in Mac App Store". They like to bury the link to download so developers can't find it, forcing them to use the Mac App Store instead.
    – Zhang
    Nov 14, 2015 at 16:08
  • Deleting Xcode from Applications folder and manually installing the Xcode 7.1.1 dmg did the trick. I'll bookmark that Apple developer direct download link.
    – Zhang
    Nov 15, 2015 at 4:04

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