Where has the iOS8 Simulator gone?!?

December 4, 2014

With Xcode 6 and the new iOS8 Simulators, Apple thought it would be a good idea to move the location of the Simulator files. That’s not usually a problem, because there’s only a few specific circumstances when you need to access the files underlying the Simulator’s functions.

If you do need to access those files, the chances are that you can’t find them anymore.

Instead of looking in

~/Library/Application Support/iPhone Simulator/

you’ll find them instead in

~/Library/Developer/CoreSimulator/Devices/*

Which at least is easier to embed into scripts thanks to the lack of spaces in the path.