Ever needed to take screenshots for iTunes Connect without having an iPad or iPhone at hand? There is a actually a way of taking perfect screenshots directly from the iOS Simulator (part of Xcode) – no workaround or editing needed. In my eyes it is even easier than taking screenshots from an iDevice.

Here is how you do it:

  • Start your app in the iOS Simulator. For high resolution iPhone graphics make sure Hardware>Device>iPhone (Retina) is activated
  • Press ctrl + cmd + c to copy the current simulator screen content into the clipboard
  • Open Preview (e.g. through your applications folder or by doing a Spotlight search)
  • In Preview press cmd + n to create a new image from clipboard
  • Press cmd + l or cmd + r to rotate your screenshot as needed
  • Press cmd + s to save to where you want to store your screenshot
 

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