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    Clear Space On Mac

    Reclaim space from XCode and other folders on your Mac

    June 6, 2021

    XCode

    Reclaiming space from XCode mainly involves deleting files from ~/Library/Developer/.

    Caches

    Folders inside ~/Library/Developer/CoreSimulator/Caches/dyld can be deleted safely.

    Source: Apple discussions, Stackoverflow

    Simulators

    Run xcrun simctl delete unavailable to delete old iOS simulators for runtimes which are not supported anymore.

    CoreSimulator Logs

    Files inside ~/Library/Logs/CoreSimulator can be deleted safely.

    Source: Stackoverflow

    Archives

    Delete archives no longer required from ~/Library/Developer/Xcode/Archives/. Note that you may need certain Archives for debugging purposes. You should not delete these if you want to debug deployed versions of your apps.

    Source: Stackoverflow

    Derived Data

    Files inside ~/Library/Developer/Xcode/Derived Data/ can be deleted safely.

    Source: Stackoverflow

    iOS Device Logs

    Files inside ~/Library/Developer/Xcode/iOS Device Logs can be deleted safely.

    Source: Stackoverflow

    Brew

    Run brew cleanup to remove old versions of installed formulae.

    Source: Stackoverflow

    node_modules

    Run npx npkill to find and delete node_modules/ folders across your computer.

    npm

    Run npm cache clean --force to clear the ache from ~/.npm/.

    Yarn

    Run yarn cache clean to delete cache from ~/Library/Caches/Yarn/.

    Gradle

    Delete files inside ~/.gradle/caches.

    Source: Stackoverflow