Xcode doesn’t support ios 14.6

It is always a good idea to turn off the auto-update for development devices. But since your device is at a higher version now and Xcode is not recognizing it, you need to add support for it. There are two solutions

  • Download latest Xcode
  • Add device support files to your existing Xcode

Since the first method is very simple we will be discussing only the second one here

Add Device support files to existing Xcode

You need to download device support files from here. If you are looking for 14.6 support then download 14.5 as 14.6 support does not exist at the time of writing. Once you have downloaded the device support file follow the steps given below

  • Go to “/Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/Platforms/iPhoneOS.platform/DeviceSupport”
  • Paste your 14.5 folder there
  • Now duplicate this folder and rename it to 14.6
  • Clear derived data
  • Restart device and Xcode

Note if your 14.5 folder already exists then you don’t need to download support files just duplicate it and rename it.

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