Let’s install Xcode on our Mac!

Welcome back! Xcode is an awesome IDE that we can use for Swift development (as well as other languages too), so let’s go ahead and install Xcode on our machine! First off, this can only be installed on a MacOS supported machine, you may also need a strong internet connection as well since it’s a big file. There’s a few different ways to install this on our machine, we can download it and install it via a downloaded file or we can download it straight from the app store.

Installing Via App Store

Starting off let’s go ahead and search up for our app store on our mac machine:

Next up we want to search up Xcode in our app store:

Once searched up you want to click on the download button on the right side of this app (mine is a cloud since I downloaded it before)

This download will take a long amount of time (so be patient ☺️), depending on your internet connection it could take hours, but once it’s installed you simply just open it (just like any other app) and you can begin coding!

You may have to install command line tools as well, in order to do this please check out following link:

Installing Via Download

If you would rather install it via a downloaded file this is the process to do so, start off by making your way over to this website:

You then want to locate the Xcode file, click on it, revealing a zipped file on the right side of the display:

Now we want to go ahead and download this file by clicking on the zipped file.

As I stated before this is a massive file, so make sure to give it a few minutes (sometimes even hours depending on your internet connection). From there you want to open up that zipped file, install Xcode and then you’re pretty much ready to rock!

You may have to install command line tools as well, in order to do this please check out following link:

There you have it! You can now begin developing iOS apps and games within this IDE, like I mentioned I will pretty much link back to this article for my future Swift tutorials, so make sure to have it fully installed to go through those tutorials!

As Always

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Thanks so much for reading!

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