Open Android and iOS simulator with terminal

simple commands to open and manage simulators in the terminal

Wed, 09 Jan 2019

Sometimes it can be a pain to open Xcode and Android Studio just to open a simulator. You can open up the simulator’s using these commands.

  • ios Open your terminal and run this command. This will open up your most recent simulator open -a Simulator.app

  • Android Go to tools directory inside your android sdk like:

  • cd ~/.Android/Sdk/tools

  • ./emulator -avd <your-avd>

You can find your avd name by running:

./emulator -list-avds

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Edward Beazer

Edward Beazer - I just like to build shit. Sometimes I get stuck for hours, even days while trying to figure out how to solve an issue or implement a new feature. Hope my tips and tutorials can save you some time.