Howto launch the iPhone simulator independently, without “Build and run”


Sometimes you don’t need to start Xcode, so it’s useful to start it independently.

  • right-click the Finder in the Dock
choose "Go to Folder..."
  • use the follosing path: /Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/Platforms/iPhoneSimulator.platform/D‌​eveloper/Applications/
launch the iPhone Simulator.app you find there