I installed Xcode 4.3.1 two days ago. I need to access the iOS 4.3 device simulator, but it is not available in the new Xcode. So I went to Xcode > Preferences > Download (tab) and downloaded the Xcode 4.3.1 developer library and the iOS 5.1 library, hoping I could add the 4.3 simulator.

But, this hasn't worked. So far I haven't got the 4.3 simulator installed on my Xcode. What is the solution for this?


The option to download iOS 4.3 simulator is available from within Xcode. You can find it under Preferences > Downloads. Just click on "Install" and you might have to enter your Apple ID credentials.

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If you don't see this option, you could try removing your older versions of Xcode and installing the latest one from the Appstore. My version is 4.3.2.

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  • I have xcode 4.3.1. Do you want me to uninstall it ? – illep Apr 3 '12 at 16:14

The iOS Simulator app can be found here if it’s installed correctly:

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

Or here:

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

Try a Spotlight search for “Simulator” to make sure the installation actually failed, before you try anything else.

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  • How can i navigate to the above paths. I tried spotlight but i was unable to find Simulator there – illep Apr 2 '12 at 17:05
  • Open Terminal.app and enter open /Developer/Platforms/iPhoneSimulator.platform/Developer/Applications; open /Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/Platforms/iPhoneSimulator.platform/Developer/Applications. – Mathias Bynens Apr 2 '12 at 18:17

In the iPhone Simulator, select required iOS version (4.3.2) from Hardware > Version menu.

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  • In Hardware-->Version there's only 5.1 (98176). I need 4.3 :S – illep Apr 2 '12 at 17:15
  • Try upgrading Xcode to 4.3.2 and check Preferences->Downloads again – Dmitry Alexeyev Apr 2 '12 at 17:33

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