ios6 Simulator in xcode 6?

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by solinari6, Sep 11, 2014.

  1. solinari6 macrumors member

    Aug 13, 2008
    Is there any way to run the ios6 simulator in xcode 6? I'm not seeing it as an available download.

    Somewhere around the time I installed the xcode 6 beta, my ios6 simulator stopped working in xcode 5. The simulator just hangs at a black screen, and when I try to run my app, it says "can not install application".

    So I can't run ios6 sim with xcode 5, and I don't see a way to install and use it with xcode 6. So I'm pretty much confused about how I'm supposed to test this. Is ios6 just not supported anymore?
  2. firewood macrumors 604

    Jul 29, 2003
    Silicon Valley
    Buying a used iPhone 3GS seems to be to only way to test apps on iOS 6 using the latest GM tools. Or you could run an older version of Xcode if you have a suitable Mac.
  3. solinari6 thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 13, 2008
    Well I still ahve the xcode 5 installed, but can't get that ios6 simulator working anymore.

    So if I buy a 3gs, I will probably have to upgrade it to ios6 ... would I need a sim card in there to activate it during the upgrade? Looks like I can get a 3gs for around $40 on ebay
  4. TheWatchfulOne macrumors 6502


    Jun 19, 2009
    Are you planning to attach the phone to a line? Or just use it as an iPod Touch? If it needs to connect to the internet, it seems to me its WiFi connection should be sufficient.

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