I've developed a web app which is having some weird issues on iOS safari on my iPad.

I've never developed an iOS app, although I am a developer (c#) and have downloaded the latest xcode dev tools (just never got round to it).

Is there an easy way to just get the iPad sim up and start browsing the web on it on my mac?


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Install XCode, then the simulator is located at /Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/Applications/Simulator.app Once it's running, go to Hardware -> Device, then pick the iOS version and device. It will boot up, then you can start Safari.

Update: XCode.app is now a package rather than a folder. In Finder, option/right click on XCode.app and select 'Show Package Contents', then follow the path down from there.


In recent versions of Xcode it can be found here:

/Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/Platforms/iPhoneSimulator.platform/Developer/Applications/iPhone Simulator.app

In Xcode 6.1.1 (Yosemite & Mavericks) it can be found here:

/Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/Applications/iOS Simulator
  • Hit CMD + SHIFT + G in Finder and paste the above address without the '/iOS Simulator' part to quickly go there
    – Tum
    Commented Apr 24, 2015 at 11:24

On OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 and xcode 7.0.1, the simulator is located at


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