Here's the code I'm using. Code: NSUInteger *count = 0; NSArray *labelArray = [[NSArray alloc] initWithObjects:// bunch of strings, nil]; count = count + 1; NSString *someString = [labelArray objectAtIndex:*count]; To make sure I don't give too many details, I have modified the code, but this should be enough. Note: count is located in a .m file, just below the #import statement. The rest is in a method. EDIT: I'm using Xcode 4.6.