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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?

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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.

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

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

  • 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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