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How to downgrade XCode.

April 18, 2017 • ☕️ 1 min read

This article was first published on my Medium blog

It’s the Monday morning after holiday and you’re being repeatedly punched in the face by your iOS build failing. After an hour of debugging and installing and uninstalling and praying, you realize this all started with that “Upgrade: that Apple tricked you into doing!

It’s okay, I have your back; here is how you get back to that stable version of XCode and restore your sanity.


  1. Remove Xcode from your Applications Folder and Restart your machine.
  2. Visit the developer portal and download the version you need to rollback to; keep your Apple ID and Password handy for this step.
  3. Ponder the meaning of life as the 4GB+ download completes.
  4. Install!
  5. Restore inner peace.

I hope that helped!

Thanks for reading; be you, be great!