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Questions tagged [ios-simulator]

The iOS simulator is packaged with Xcode and allows developers to test and debug in an iOS environment.

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How smoothly does Xcode 10.1 run on 2017 MacBook Pro base model (8 GB RAM/128 GB SSD)? [closed]

I am planning to buy a 2017 MacBook Pro base model (8 GB RAM/128 GB SSD) for iOS app development and I am on a budget. I would appreciate if I get answer to the following questions before I decide to ...
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Is there anyway to send traffic on my Simulator to a SOCKS proxy?

I am using the Simulator App: And I am playing with some Web Apps on it. However, I can't find a way to only send the traffic of this virtual iPhone to my Mac's SOCKS proxy. The currently solution ...
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How to delete simulators below iPhone 8 [duplicate]

I have a base model MBP with only 120gb space so I'm trying to free up as much as I can. After running a DaisyDisk scan it looks like I have 8.6gb of simulators. I'd like to keep the simulators for ...
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How to debug an app that runs fine on iOS simulator, but crashes on iPhone X?

I'm currently building an app with Cordova, and it appears that on the last alpha version, the app only works in the iOS Simulator. When ran on an iPhone X, the app is crashes immediately. I'm not ...
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Adding Simulator Screen Shots to Apple Product Images

I need help with adding Xcode Simulator screen shots to the Apple Product Images. Here's an iPhone X example: Open the Xcode Simulator (Device > iOS 11.4 > iPhone X) Under Debug uncheck "Optimize ...
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Launch specific device simulator

How can I launch the device simulator on a Mac and specify which specific device I want, for example an iPhone 6s or an iPhone X, without having to launch Xcode (which takes forever on my old Mac)?
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Can't record a 1080p video from the iOS Simulator with the Quicktime Player

I am trying to record a video of my iOS game, using Quicktime Player, running the iPhone8Plus Simulator in a portrait mode which is supposed to produce a 1080px1920 video. However, the resolution I ...
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Simulate iPhone from the backup

I am currently having some problems with my iPhone making it impossible to connect to it. I did perform a full backup before it died. My question is, is it possible to simulate my iPhone using the ...
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Running an iOS Emulator on Mac

I can't seem to find any updated (or reliable) sources of iOS emulators for Mac, I am running Sierra. At first I believed that in Xcode, when I went to run my app, was running an emulator, but I was ...
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Do you need an iPhone to build iPhone apps?

I have an iPhone but am thinking of getting a OnePlus 5T and selling my iPhone. I also have a Mac and I've started to develop React Native apps too. Is the iOS simulator enough to test and publish ...
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What is this right-arrow line symbol in the iOS simulator?

The iOS simulator sometimes shows me a keyboard shortcut helper when I spam Command-Shift-H in an attempt to close an app, and one of the shortcuts (the one I need) includes this symbol, but I don't ...
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Xcode Simulator - Show White Devices Instead of Black

When I run Xcode Simulator the devices are simulated with black cases. I'd like to be able to toggle to show devices with white cases to see them easier. I don't see a setting in Xcode for that. Can ...
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Missing Simulator Devices in Xcode

When programming with Xcode (8.3.3), the "View as" feature displays the user interface on many simulated Apple devices. Yesterday, I could choose among the following devices. AppleTV iPad (5th ...
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Is it possible to install Swift Playgrounds in iOS Simulator?

My iPad is not capable of running Swift Playgrounds. I am wondering if I installed Xcode on my Mac and used the iOS Simulator, would it be possible to access the iOS App Store and install Swift ...
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Cannot Sign In to enable iTunes & App Store within iOS Simulator

In iPhone SE Simulator (iSO 10.3, running directly), I'm going to Settings, Apple ID/iCloud and trying to enable iTunes & App Store which is Off (I was manage already to log in to Apple ID). When ...
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iPhone Simulator on Macbook is showing question Mark

iPhone Simulator on Macbook is showing question Mark. I am not able to launch the iPhone Simulator. I have my app deployed on the simulator. How to fix the iPhone Simulator?
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Xcode cannot download iOS 10 simulator due to network connection issue

I am having trouble downloading an iOS 10.x Simulator on Xcode. After spinning and waiting for up to a minute, a popup with the following message appears: Could not download and install iOS 10.1 ...
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Mac HDD very slow running xcode and iOS Simulator

We have a 500GB HDD on a iMac (21.5-inch, Mid 2014): 1.4 GHz Intel Core i5 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 Intel HD Graphics 5000 1536 MB 224GB / 498GB available We have spoken to Apple who said we cannot ...
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HiDPI Mode not respected by iOS Simulator

I turned on HiDPI mode in my OS X El Capitan and now facing the issue: iOS Simulator screen shows only part of its contents. Please see the picture below. If I turn HiDPI mode off then everything ...
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Xcode 7 Simulator - “SpringBoard cannot be opened because of a problm.”

I was successfully using the Xcode Simulator yesterday evening. This morning when I came into work, I didn't change anything, but suddenly, every time I open the Simulator, this error pops up "...
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iOS simulator for El Capitan

I am a web developer and I often need to do testing on i devices. I have a macbook around and I don't know what is the best way to test my web applications on iOS devices. I don't have any physical ...
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Set a default Scale value for Xcode 7.2.1's iOS Simulator

I just started an online course for learning Swift using Xcode to develop iOS apps. I'm using Xcode 7.2.1 and 10.11.4 on my Mac Mini Server. I use a 23" monitor. When the simulator window displays ...
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How to recover from deleting Xcode CoreSimulator devices from disk?

By mistake I deleted ~/Library/Developer/CoreSimulator/Devices from my Mac so all my Xcode simulators were deleted. Now none of my Xcode projects run. When I try to, an alert shows that no simulator ...
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iOS simulator always saves images on desktop

When pressed Command-S, the iOS simulator always saves screenshots on Desktop. How can I tell it to save it somewhere else?
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Install SwiftKey on iPhone simulator

Is it possible to install SwiftKey on iPhone simulator ? If yes, how may I ? There are few scenarios I want to test for Swift keyboard but I am out of device.
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Install Apple's Podcast app on iOs Simulator

I want to debug my podcast feed but don't have an iPhone. I run iOS simulator on my Mac but the iPhone 6s that it runs does not have Apple's standard Podcast app installed. The iOs version is 9.1. How ...
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Cannot remove iOS simulator receipt files from Trash

I was trying to use the iOS7 simulator in El Capitan in Xcode 6.4, deleted it, reinstalled it etc. Part of that was dragging iOS 7.1.simruntime from /Library/Developer/CoreSimulator/Profiles/Runtimes ...
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Connection Interrupted error in iOS simulators after updating to xcode 7

I have updated to Xcode 7 from App Store. And now when ever I run an application or directly start the simulator from Xcode, i got an error Error Returned in reply: Connection Interrupted. I ...
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iOS simulator screen size not equal to window size

I have a strange issue with my iOS simulator. It does not fit my Simulator Windows size. This is not a real problem, but the thing is that I cannot make screenshots anymore, when I save a screenshot, ...
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iOS Simulator installations fail on Xcode 6.4 on El Capitan v10.11

Could not download and install iOS 7.1 Simulator. Authorization is required to install the packages. Facing this issue on Xcode 7 Beta 6 version too. Can't seem to understand why?
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xcode 6.4 + OX X 10.10 Yosemite - Problem with all simulators

Anyone experiencing problems with Xcode 6.4 simulators? at first I though it was my fault and I was looking to find which part I messed up in my code, but when I go an actual device to test my project ...
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Is it possible to have IOS simulator in my Linux Mint?

I need to have iOS simulator for my Linux Mint OS to check my website responsive in various iOS devices is this possible as I know this feature is available in almost all Macs but I cannot afford a ...
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iOS Simulator - Safari forcing WWW on URLs

When trying to use Safari on iOS Simulator (I'm running on the latest Yosemite build with about a 2011-ish iMac), WWW is automatically prepended to my urls. I'm trying to debug a site I'm working on ...
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Is there any way to get OS X to keep the iOS Simulator icon in the dock across Xcode upgrades?

I use the iOS Simulator often to check webpages so I run it and pick "Keep in Dock". That's works except every time Xcode upgrades it's no longer in the dock and I have to go digging for it again. Is ...
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iOS Simulator cannot create devices after upgrading to Xcode 6

I just recently upgraded to XCode 6.1.1 from 5.1.1. When I launch iOS Simulator. I get an error "Unable to boot device in current state: Creating". I have tried deleting the devices and adding them ...
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iOS Simulator installed app location in Xcode 6.1

I am trying to locate the actual location of app installed on iOS Simulator. I am using OSX 10.9.4 with Xcode 6.1 Already tried looking Application Support folder but can't find the simulator ...
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How to launch an iOS Simulator with Safari open using a single command?

I am looking for a solution to launch the iOS Simulator from command line with Safari launched by default. Launching the simulator from command line is easy. So is the launching of Safari. But I want (...
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Xcode 5.1.1 together with xCode 6.1.1 - simulators deleted

I had Xcode 6.1.1 installed together with the iOS8 simulators but I need to be able to test websites with iOS7 also so I installed Xcode 5.1.1 also and named it to this. (I also renamed Xcode 6.1.1 to ...
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Why is the process named geod in my iOS simulator trying to access irs.gov?

I'm developing an app that has absolutely nothing to do with anything other than specific external audio-related hardware. While running my app in the iOS simulator, I got a message from my ...
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any Virtual Ipad/Iphone applications for PC that has network connections?

I am looking for a virtual emulation of an Ipad or Iphone that I can run on a PC machine so I can create video tutorials on things such as setting up our corporate email or how to connect the devices ...
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How to take 9:41 am screenshots on an iOS Simulator and Device?

I know that it's possible to record the screen on Yosemite and take screenshots that have 9:41 am. Is this same functionality possible with the Simulator?
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Is it at all possible to open a 3rd party iPad app in a mac (xcode emulator, for example) [duplicate]

Someone asked me this - I think the answer is no for a number of reasons, but I wanted to confirm. Is there any way to open an iPad app on a mac desktop or laptop? For example I download a publisher'...
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Is there a way to show the iPhone skin with the lastest iOS 8 Simulator?

Previous versions of the iOS Simulator (7 and below) would also show the iPhone skin, which made for better demos: Is there a way to do this with the iOS 8 Simulator? This isn't as compelling:
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cannot install iOS 7.1 simulator for Xcode 6 (weird file mounting error)

I have XCode 5.1 working without problems with iOS 7.1 simulators until yesterday when I upgraded to Xcode 6, the installation was completed successfully, but whenever I try to download and install ...
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Blocking internet access for a specific application on Mac OS X

How can I block internet access to a specific application in Mac OS X? I need this to be done from the command line and hopefully use the ipfw terminal command. Specifically I am looking to toggle ...
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Rolling back to a previous version of OS X Mavericks

I installed the latest version of Mavericks and it broke some stuff (instruments) which I cannot afford to have broken. Is there a way to roll back to my previous release? Am currently on 10.9.2 and ...
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How can I install .ipa file to my iPhone simulator?

I need to install .ipa file to my iPhone simulator. I tried to change the extension .ipa to .zip and extracted it. And I got the Payload folder and moved the application inside to my iPhone ...
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xcode iOS simulator launcher

I am trying to understand the ios-sim launcher for cordova projects https://github.com/phonegap/ios-sim/ The two points I am trying to understand are ... What is launching the simulator? Is it ...
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Delete Application from iPhone 5.1 Simulator

Strange Moment !!! I was testing my iPhone App on iPhone 5.1 Simulator. App ran very fine. But got strange situation at the time of removing App from Simulator. I followed these steps to remove the ...
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iOS Simulator Mobile Safari

I might possibly have a html5 game project coming up, that would need to run on iOS devices. However i dont own many of them, nor do i have the money to buy them. My friend did remind me i might be ...