In this article you will learn how to install Xcode on Windows 10. But remember, it will work on all versions of windows including Windows 8.1, 8 and 7. Further, you are already familiar that originally Xcode is designed for macOS operating system. Moreover, you can easily install it on your macOS Mojave directly if you have MacBook or iMac. Don’t worry, If you don’t have Mac machine. I will give you complete instruction for both windows and mac OS. Further, you can download and install Xcode on your machine. But, for doing anything. You must have some information about Xcode. Then we will proceed further.
What is Xcode for Windows
Xcode is a development tool, developed by Apple for developing software for Mac operating system, such as, iOS devices, watchOS and as well as tvOS. Xcode is very popular since the first release. However, with the latest version of Xcode every tool is easier and more efficient while working on any project. It is specific software where all the product by Apple is developed. Therefore, at the moment there is no particular Xcode version for Windows. Because, Apple has the software which only run on the Apple devices. Moreover, you know that Windows is an operating system which is developed by Microsoft. Therefore, Apple do not allow it on Windows platform. But, don’t worry. There is always a way to go back and forth and use one software to another platform. Like Xcode is developed for Apple. However, we are going to use it on Windows.
What is Difference between Windows and macOS?
Both Windows and macOS are popular operating system. There are hundreds of thousand of people who are using Windows and macOS everyday. However, the main question is that what is difference between both operating system. To understand the difference between both operating system. You must know that these are two different companies. Windows is designed by Microsoft and macOS by Apple. Since, these two companies are in competition. likewise, iPhone and Samsung. Therefore, these companies always try to make the best software out in market then one another. In this competition, both the companies are making more amazing software like Xcode. Which only runs on Apple device.
However, these are some specific software which is developed only for these operating system. But, all other software, Adobe software, including Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere etc runs on both platform. Therefore, if you don’t want some specific builtin software then my suggestion is that you have to buy one machine (computer) and integrate that with another. But remember, most of the Apple devices are more expensive then Windows operating systems. Therefore, the clever way is to buy Windows computer or laptop and integrate the iOS software on it.
What You Need to Install Xcode on Windows 10?
Now you have clear sense that you cannot install Xcode on Windows without third party software. Therefore, we are going to use third party software and install Xcode on Windows quickly. The software which we need are Virtual Box and VMware. These both software are virtual machine software. With the help of these software, you can easily install Xcode on Windows.
What is Virtual Box and VMware Virtual Machine?
Virtual Machine is a software which give you a platform. Where you can install either macOS on Windows or Windows on macOS. Therefore, virtual machine act like it is different machine. Where you can install any operating system. Like linux, Android operating system, macOS and Windows. Further, There are two popular software for virtual machine. First, which is Virtual Box. Second is the VMware Work Station.
Install Xcode on Windows 10?
For installing Xcode on Windows 10. You need to have Virtual Box or VMware installed you Windows PC. Therefore, you have to read How to Install macOS Mojave on VMware or How to Install macOS Mojave on VirtualBox Windows. These both articles will help you to install Mac operating sytem on Windows using VMware and Virtual Box. However, You can also get macOS Mojave VMware & VirtualBox Image Download.
Install Xcode on AppStore
Once you have successfully installed Mac operating system on your machine. Now you have to proceed to install Xcode on Windows 10. For doing so you have to start mac operating system with the help you virtual machine. Once the operating system will start. At the bottom you will see the icon of App Store. You have to click on it. Further, you will find the search bar on the top left cover. Further, you have to write Xcode. Next you will see different application. You have to find out Xcode. Once you find it you have to click on Get. Then the Xcode will automatically start installation. Remember, that Xcode has a large file Size. Therefore, if you have slow internet. It will take hours to install. Therefore, you have to be patient and wait for a while to install Xcode you virtual machine.
Further, when installation will complete you have to run the software and find it everything is working fine.
If hop you have done everything great and the Xcode is running successfully on your Windows PC operating system. However, if you face any problem regarding any steps. You have ask me anytime while writing your question on comment box below. However, we will also be happy if you can write you feedback or suggestion as well. Thank you.
Xcode times out , will not openpplication Specific Information:
*** Terminating app due to uncaught exception ‘NSInternalInconsistencyException’, reason: ‘Invalid parameter not satisfying: !isnan(newOrigin.x)’
terminating with uncaught exception of type NSException
thanks. I could install MacOs Mojave(10.14.3) on virtualBox in my WIndows 10 machine. But when try to install xcode, it’s showing that minimum version of Mojave to support xcode is 10.14.4(which is a bit higher version that i have). i tried to upgrade my Macos to catalena but it is always failing. is there any way to do that?
well that all it can do for now. two os on the same machine. slow virtual machine. transfer code between native os and one on the virtual machine. that’s all we can do for now.