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Required Components

To build for Xamarin.iOS, the following are required:

  • the latest iOS SDK.
  • the latest version of Xcode.
  • Mac OS X Sierra(10.12) and above.

The latest version of Xcode can be downloaded from the iOS Developer Center (login required), or via the Mac App Store:

Installing Xamarin.iOS


For instructions on installing Xamarin.iOS on a Mac, visit the Mac Installation guide.


For instructions on installing Xamarin.iOS on a Windows machine, visit the Windows Installation guide.

Development and Device Provisioning

Once you have successfully installed Xamarin.iOS, learn how to provision your iOS device so that you can develop and test a Xamarin.iOS application on device.

Xamarin Workbook

If it's not already installed, install the Xamarin Workbooks app first. The workbook file should download automatically, but if it doesn't, just click to start the workbook download manually.