How can I run the iOS 7.1 Simulator in Xcode 7.0 beta 2?

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You can’t (At least in an Official way).

Taken from XCode Beta 2 Documentation (Page 7).

Hope it helps.

EDIT SEPT – 2015:

Thanks Cœur for the info, now you can use previous versions of ios simulator.

Took a lot of browsing but I finally found a solution that worked for me (tried Gend’s answer but didn’t work). Execute the following lines:

sudo mv "/Library/Developer/CoreSimulator/Profiles/Runtimes/iOS 7.1.simruntime/Contents/Resources/RuntimeRoot/usr/lib/system/host/liblaunch_sim.dylib"{,.bak}

sudo ln -sf "/Applications/" "/Library/Developer/CoreSimulator/Profiles/Runtimes/iOS 7.1.simruntime/Contents/Resources/RuntimeRoot/usr/lib/system/host/liblaunch_sim.dylib"


First, find the target file:


You need make backup liblaunch_sim.dylib (Just in case).
Second, copied to destination (Remember to backup)

/Library/Developer/CoreSimulator/Profiles/Runtimes/iOS 7.1.simruntime/Contents/Resources/RuntimeRoot/usr/lib/system/host/liblaunch_sim.dylib

And If need it to:
iOS 8.1.simruntime
iOS 8.2.simruntime
iOS 8.3.simruntime
All done.

Hope it helps.

When you are using sudo command and terminal says: “Command not found”
Then use command like below.

sudo su (enter)

$ sudo mv “/Library/Developer/CoreSimulator/Profiles/Runtimes/iOS 8.1.simruntime/Contents/Resources/RuntimeRoot/usr/lib/system/host/liblaunch_sim.dylib”{,.bak}(enter)

$ sudo mv “/Library/Developer/CoreSimulator/Profiles/Runtimes/iOS 7.1.simruntime/Contents/Resources/RuntimeRoot/usr/lib/system/host/liblaunch_sim.dylib”{,.bak}(enter)

$ sudo ln -sf “/Applications/” “/Library/Developer/CoreSimulator/Profiles/Runtimes/iOS 8.1.simruntime/Contents/Resources/RuntimeRoot/usr/lib/system/host/liblaunch_sim.dylib”(enter)

$ sudo ln -sf “/Applications/” “/Library/Developer/CoreSimulator/Profiles/Runtimes/iOS 7.1.simruntime/Contents/Resources/RuntimeRoot/usr/lib/system/host/liblaunch_sim.dylib”(enter)

Now relaunch Xcode 7 if open will be able to run simulators.

In Xcode 7 beta 6 this seems to be possible now.

Xcode 7.0 beta now supports downloadable legacy simulators. (20699475)

I haven’t found a place to download these yet though. I will update when/if I find them.