One problem that many iOS app developers have encountered is how to debug iOS programs being run on remote iOS devices. Good thing if you can connect an iPhone, iPad, iPod, etc. directly to your development computer. But what should you do if you don’t have the iOS device around to plug it into your local machine? Is there any way to get remote access to the device and applications it’s running?
Thanks to the relatively new feature found in Xcode 9, iOS app developers are able to test their creations remotely. That means you don’t need to always physically connect and disconnect the device for app installation and debugging, you’re able to just access the required iOS gadget over the network.
However, before choosing this method you should note that:
If the feature found in Xcode does not fit your purposes, you definitely should give a try to FlexiHub.
FlexiHub caught my eye precisely because the software works equally well across any network and is extremely simple to install and use.
FlexiHub’s unique port virtualization technology and its intuitive GUI are its strong points. The app is designed to virtualize iOS devices and redirect them over the network. That means you don’t need to have the target device near your local PC to be able to access its functionality and contents. This could be a significant advantage for mobile app developers.
After that, the remote iOS device will appear in the Device Manager of your local computer like it was directly connected to that machine.
Again, this is all about letting you go straight to app debugging on a remote device in the simplest and fastest way.
If FlexiHub is not exactly what you are looking for right now, here is a simple step-by-step instruction on how to enable remote debugging in Xcode:
Here you go! Now, everything is set up to start the remote debug of your iOS app.