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iOS Simulator in your Applications folder

One of the great tools inside Xcode is iOS Simulator. It’s great for testing your responsive websites. The bummer is that you have to open Xcode to launch the simulator app. I found a way to create a symbolic link that points to this super-hidden app. You just have to do the following:

  1. If you haven’t already, download Xcode from the App Store.
  2. Open Terminal and paste in the following command:
    ln -s /Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/Platforms/iPhoneSimulator.platform/Developer/Applications/iPhone\ Simulator.app /Applications/iOS\ Simulator.app
  3. All done! Check your Applications folder.

By Ryan Tvenge

I'm a web developer and co-owner of Hoverboard that makes cool stuff on the web.

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