Where can I find the apps installed on the iOS Simulator?

I am running Xcode 4.3.1. I have found the location of the simulator at

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

but for the life of me I can't find the installed apps.

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On my computer, it's ~/Library/Application Support/iPhone Simulator/5.1/Applications

Simple NSLog(@"%@", [[NSBundle mainBundle] bundlePath]); did the trick.


I had the same issue and then realized that my whole iPhone Simulator directory was now under my User folder:

/Users/[username]/Library/Application Support/iPhone Simulator/5.1/Applications/[app guid]

The one trick with that was that the Library folder was a hidden folder, which I was able to see after turning hidden folders on in system prefs.

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    To make the user Library folder visible again: chflags nohidden ~/Library Commented Mar 29, 2012 at 19:23

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