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How to remove redundant iOS simulators from Xcode?

Sometimes we come across an issue, where we tend to see multiple instances of simulators on the Xcode. Those instances are appended by some unique UUID’s.

We have got multiple methods to overcome this issue, but the most simpler and straight forward solutions are as follows:


This solution is bit of a manual process and would be time consuming if you have got really large instances of simulators. (But this would be completely fine to use when you come across couple of instances)

Xcode -> Window -> Devices menu (CMD+SHIFT+2)

Here you can manage all your simulators. You can manually select the duplicate entries of simulators and delete the same (Right click on simulator, and you will find the delete option 🙂 )

Delete-simulatorMETHOD 2:

This solution is quicker one. To use this solution `snapshot` command line tool is mandatory.

If you do not have `snapshot` installed first place, use following command:

sudo gem install -n /usr/local/bin snapshot

Once you have installed the `snapshot`, use following command to reset your simulator:

snapshot reset_simulators


Make sure, you have the latest version of the Xcode command line tools installed:

xcode-select --install

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