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Accessing raw logs on an iOS device requires hooking up that device via a USB cable to a computer. System logs often help a lot in debugging vague problems.

Many times, the error displayed on an iOS device screen is too generic, but the system logs explain more thoroughly the reason for the problem.

Using XCode on Mac


  • Open XCode.
  • Open menu Window -> Devices.
  • Select the device which you want to inspect.
  • Click on the little arrow toggle button at the bottom of the window.
  • New divider will open up with up-to-date logs from the device.

How to access device logs