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Old Jan 18, 2013, 07:12 PM   #1
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Help with xCode and Simulator

I haven't played around with iOS or xCode since probably xCode 3.2. I have 4.5.2 now (on 2 different machines) and cannot get the iphone or ipad simulator for ANY ios version (5.0, 5.1, or 6.0 - I have them all downloaded) to start after I build a project and select run. I must be doing something wrong from what I remember doing before, or must have a setting wrong or something very simple and easy to fix.

I do a new project, and don't change any code, just build and run it. The build succeeds with no issues, and then nothing happens. The simulator never runs. Under "scheme" I have a target simulator chosen (I've tried iPhone and iPad simulators for 5.0, 5.1, and 6.0 and none of them work.)

If someone could help, that would be appreciated.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 06:18 AM   #2
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Im curious if the simulator will even run. Open XCode and select the XCode menu, then select open developer tools and then select iphone simulator, does that open?
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 07:24 AM   #3
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Xcode honors the iOS deployment target when running. If you build a new project the default deployment target is probably 6.0 so the earlier Sims are probably not available. You didn't mention it but I assume that you downloaded and installed the older Sims from the Preferences window, Downloads pane. I would expect that the 6.0 Sim should work and should be the only version that shows up in the Schemes popup.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 05:05 PM   #4
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Yes I downloaded and installed older versions from preferences and none worked, not even 6.0.

The simulator WOULD open on it's own if I went to developer menu and chose the simulator.

I ended up solving the problem by uninstalling xcode. First time I uninstalled on my desktop and deleted everything, then re-installed, the issue was still there but the 2nd time worked. Not sure what the issue ever was but apparently uninstalling a couple times fixed it
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