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Xcode running like a turtle

Hello Chris/Moderators/Xcode Experts/Classmates

I have a 2.7GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7 MacBook with 8GB of RAM which is enough for most tasks like editing/rendering complex videos and handling heavy photoshop files with ease. But when it comes to Xcode it becomes a very slow machine. So slow that I can’t keep up with classes because even a simple task takes ages to complete. I suspect it’s because of the IOS simulation, and I’m sure there’s a way to make it run faster. Does anyone here have the same problem? Any help is very welcome.

Thanks in advance!

@mr-marr

What year of manufacture is your MacBook and what version of macOS are you running?
Also how much free disk space do you have?

Xcode is a bit of a monster these days so perhaps 8GB of RAM is a little light on particularly if you are running other applications simultaneously.

Also what version of Xcode are you using?

I had an i5, 8GB of RAM computer from 2016 and it was fine for several years