Reduce the size of the iPhone Simulator window?

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asked Sep 18, 2009 by james-sun

Is it possible to resize the iPhone Simulator? I'm using screen capture software to record a demo of my iPhone application, and it would be handy to be able to resize the iPhone Simulator window.

Thanks!

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answered Sep 10, 2009 by jp-silvashy

Unfortunately no, it must maintain that size. We had the same issue. I wish I could give you a more complete answer, however it seems reasonable for the accurate rendering profiling that it maintains 1-to-1 pixel ratio, otherwise it would have to sub-sample the pixels, causing the profiling to be incorrect.

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answered Sep 2, 2012 by lefakir

You should try cmd 2 or cmd 3 on your keyboard to scale down.

And cmd 1 to get back to the original scale.

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answered Sep 6, 2013 by neo

You can scale iOS simulator to desire scale (i tried from 0.2 to 1.4 ) and it worked for me. To do this you have to go to /Library/Preferences and edit com.apple.iphonesimulator.plist file. Edit value of KEY SimulatorWindowLastScale to your desired scale.

I tried this on latest Version of Mountain Lion 10.8.4 & iOS simulator 6.0.

Enjoy!!!! Let me know if it worked for you guys.

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answered Sep 6, 2016 by lukas-liesis

a picture is worth a thousand words

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answered Sep 15, 2017 by saigopi

You can reduce screen size of simulator by doing this

Window -- Scale -- 25% (Select size which you feel comfort)

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