Xcode iPhone Simulator location

Keep on forgetting the location of iPhone Simulator.app (I know, you can access it from within XCode, but that’s not always running when developing a website). Placing it here not to forget it anymore (and to find it back via Google):

XCODE 4.3 and XCODE 5:
/Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/Platforms/iPhoneSimulator.platform/Developer/Applications/iPhone\ Simulator.app

XCODE 4
/Developer/Platforms/iPhoneSimulator.platform/Developer/Applications/iPhone Simulator.app

Pro-tip, place a link in your Applications to the simulator using ln -s /Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/Platforms/iPhoneSimulator.platform/Developer/Applications/iPhone\ Simulator.app /Applications/iPhone\ Simulator.app. That way the app will also be available from QuickSilver/Alfred 😉

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7 Responses to Xcode iPhone Simulator location

  1. Wolf says:

    Your pro-tip ftw. Now I don’t have to switch to spotlight (from QS) to find the simulator. Hurray!

  2. zourtney says:

    What Wolf said! Soft-linking to the app is a great tip! Now I can launch it straight from the Applications menu.

  3. NOTE: They’ve renamed “iPhone Simulator” to “iOS Simulator” so this terminal command doesn’t work anymore. You can still go into the folder manually (the path is provided in that terminal command) and just right click and select “Make Alias” and put the alias/shortcut wherever you want (like in your Applications folder).

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  6. David Cornu says:

    Xcode 4.3:

    ln -s /Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/Platforms/iPhoneSimulator.platform/Developer/Applications/iPhone\ Simulator.app /Applications/iPhone\ Simulator.app

  7. Pontus Granström says:

    This works for Xcode 5.0:

    ln -s /Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/Platforms/iPhoneSimulator.platform/Developer/Applications/iPhone\ Simulator.app /Applications/iOS\ Simulator.app

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