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Running app on iOS13/13.1.1 Device from XCODE 10.2

szashik440 profile image sz ashik Updated on ・2 min read

iOS 13 is here along with XCODE 11. Hurrah!!!!!!

With exciting dark theme on iOS and got full blown SwiftUI within hand, I just pumped up and went to get Xcode 11. But wait!! You need macOS Catalina(10.15) and it's on beta. I don't want to make my hand down to beta version. So I just retain myself from that and went back to my old Xcode 10.2.
When I plug my device and build one of my current project, Xcode starts screaming with "Could not locate device support files".

Hmmm, bummer. Now should I download Xcode 11 GM seed 2? It's nearly 7.1GB and it will take hours to download with my slow internet. So I start looking for any solution on SO and found one to run app into my iOS 13 device with Xcode 10.2.

  • Download DeviceSupport file for 13.0 from this repo.

  • Download DeviceSupport file for 13.1/13.1.1 from this repo.

  • Unzip and rename the folder with 13.0 (17A5508m) (13.1 for 13.1/13.1.1).

  • Go to DeviceSupport folder of Xcode
    (open finder -> press cmd+shift+G -> /Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/Platforms/iPhoneOS.platform/DeviceSupport)

  • Paste 13.0 (17A5508m) folder there.

  • Restart Xcode.

Now run your project and Voilà!! it's running on your iOS 13 device.
Yey

Posted on Sep 21 '19 by:

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A lazy iOS developer who loves to sleep more than socialising .

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This is brilliant, you just saved me hours of unsuccessful downloading !