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Background fetch not supported yet when using Xcode 7.

I just tried to simulate a background fetch in the iOS Simulator, but got the message Background fetch not supported yet when using Xcode 7. Is there a workaround besides downloading Xcode 6?

I am running Xamarin Studio 5.9.7 / Xamarin.iOS with Xcode 7.0


  • infoMantisinfoMantis DEUniversity ✭✭

    So much for "same day support of iOS 9". Pha!

  • JoaoSilva.7604JoaoSilva.7604 GBUniversity ✭✭

    Same, been trying to use it without success... please fix it! Need to release and can't release without proper testing!

  • JohnThirietJohnThiriet FRInsider, University, Developer Group Leader ✭✭

    Same here. I need it for proper testing.

  • NicholasTurnerNicholasTurner USMember, University ✭✭
    edited October 2015

    @BorisSpinner I wouldn't say day 0 as this feature came out in ios7. The new xCode 7 with xamarin has issues that they have been patching vigorously. I know because I have several posts and they have put fixes within 5 days on alpha.

    I would switch your channel to beta and if not try alpha. I routinely do this for exact issues like this, so I can code for it and stable is released I just switch back.

  • RolfBjarneKvingeRolfBjarneKvinge USXamarin Team Xamurai

    I've filed a bug for this:, you can CC yourself to be notified when it's fixed.

  • Workaround: launch it from xCode:

    1. Run debug session in XS
    2. Open any project in xCode (I used 7.1.1)
    3. Attach debugger to running process (Menu->Debug->Attach To Process). It is easy to find it by application name.
    4. Wait for xCode debug connection is ready
    5. Now it is possible select Menu->Debug->Simulate Background Fetch
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