How to Extract Secured iOS App Crash Logs for Troubleshooting

Last updated July 26, 2023 by Appdome

iOS device crash logs are used for troubleshooting apps. Logs are very helpful in finding the root cause of the issues you may be experiencing in an app. This Knowledge Base article provides step-by-step instructions to extract secured iOS App crash logs for troublshooting.

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Easy Steps to Extract Secured iOS Crash Logs for Troubleshooting

In order to gather iOS crash logs, you’ll need:

  • Xcode (optional)
  • USB cable connected to an iOS device
  • The iOS device where the crash occurred

Obtaining App-Specific Crash Logs in Xcode 

If you want to get a specific app crash log, you can use Xcode to get it.

  1. Open Xcode
  2. Go to the menu bar: Window → Devices and Simulators. Select your iPhone and press the arrow button in the bottom right
    XCode Console
  3. Click View Device Logs
    troubleshooting iOS apps
  4. Right-click on the App Crash and select Export Log.
    Export Log command
  5. Enter the log file name and the destination then click Save
    Log file destination

Alternative App for Gathering iOS Crash Logs without Xcode

Besides the options above, you can also obtain iOS crash logs using from within the iOS device. Follow these steps:

  1. On your mobile device, open the device settings

  2. Scroll down and open the privacy tab

  3. Click on to open Analytics & Improvements
    Analytics & Improvements

  4. Click to open the Analytics data
    Analytics data
  5. Locate the relevant crash by the app name and the .ips file extension.

  6. Tap on a crash log and review its content.

  7. Click on the Share button to share it and send it to us.


How Do I Learn More?

Check out our blog for more resources on troubleshooting.

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