Take screenshots in the iOS simulator
It's just as simple as command+s or
Save Screen Shot in iOS Simulator. It will appear on your desktop by default.
An update with Xcode 11.4 simulator
To capture a screen shot, click on 'Camera' icon/action button, on the top bar of simulator.
Save Screen Shot menu item, from
File => Save Screen Shot
Use ⌘ + S to capture a screen shot.
(Use window + s, if you are using windows/non-apple keyboard).
See for more details: How to change simulator scale options with Xcode 9+.
Tip 1: How do you get screen shot with 100% (a scale with actual device size) that can be uploaded on AppStore?
Optimize Rendering for Window scale from
Debug menu, before you take a screen shot.
Here is an option
Menubar ▶ Debug ▶ Disable "Optimize Rendering for Window scale"
Tip 2: Where is screen shot saved (Default Path)? How to change default path?
Simulator saves screen shot file on (logged-in user's) desktop and it's default path.
To change default path (with Xcode 9+), press and hold ⌥ Option (alt) button from keyboard, while you take a screen shot.
Using Mac Keyboad: Press keys ⌥ Option + ⌘ + s all together.
It will show to a dialog with file storage options and also allows to set/change default path.
Tip 3: How to take a screen shot with Device Bezel?
Show Device Bezel from
Here is an option
Menubar ▶ Window ▶ Enable "Show Device Bezel"
- Press ⌘ + shift + 4 + Spacebar, all together in Mac Keyboard. (A window snap capture mode will become active)
Simulatorwindow/frame, that you want to capture. It will save screenshot with device bezel (with shadow effect in background) on (logged-in user's) desktop.
You can also remove the Simulator toolbar as described here.
on iOS Simulator,
Command + control + c or from menu :
open "Preview" app, Press
Command + n or from menu : File> New from clipboard, then you can save
For Retina, activate iOS Simulator then on menu:
HardWare>Device>iPhone (Retina)and follow above process
Command + S
is the way to save on Desktop, (on new iPhone simulators, this was introduced in later simulator)