How to manually create an Ipa file for iOS simulator platform build?

I need to test an application on a iOS simulator, but the iPA option cannot be checked for iOS simulator build. The ipa does not generate even though I manually modify the configuration xml file -addTrue. Is there a way to work around that?

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  • ColeXColeX Member, Xamarin Team Xamurai

    Turn on Build Itunes Package Archiive(IPA) in iOS IPA Options , and before that , you should select platform as Phone not IphoneSimulator .

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    Details please refer .

  • harryplaceharryplace Member ✭✭

    I need an x86 build but iPhone platform will only give me arm build.

  • ColeXColeX Member, Xamarin Team Xamurai

    x86 is for simulator , if you select iPhone mode , you only can get arm build .

  • harryplaceharryplace Member ✭✭

    Yes. Understood. x86 is for simulator but I cannot check the IPA box if I select iPhone Simulator platform. That's what I am trying to work around. How can I generate an x86 simulator ipa

  • JGoldbergerJGoldberger USMember, Forum Administrator, Xamarin Team, University Xamurai

    You should not need to build an IPA to test on a simulator, just build and deploy for a simulator... no IPA required.

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