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If you’re frustrated by the slow downloads of Xcode updates, here’s a way to get them straight from Apple to your Mac.
Xcode is Apple’s primary work environment for developers who produce apps and other materials for the Apple ecosystem. If it’s an iOS or iPadOS app, or software that you can run on MacOS, those who do it will probably use Xcode at some point in its creation.
Such a device has its advantages but also its problems. Part of it is its size, as it is a massive download that spans multiple gigabytes, making it easy to connect.
As a free download accessible to anyone and getting regular updates from Apple, the amount of data involved is a problem. With a large number of users and developers periodically downloading updates, significant downloads may slow down to crawl, especially on the day of the update release.
This is not just an issue reserved for Xcode, other Apple-created resources available to developers may have similar problems. Downloading videos from WWDC presentations, for example, can be slow if others are doing the same thing.
Going through normal processes to get Xcode and other developer tools can be slow, but it can be fixed.
Downloader for Apple Developers
To fix the problem, Downloader for Apple Developers aims to provide faster Xcode-related downloads than users usually encounter.
Simply put, a downloader for Apple developers is a specific tool for downloads that manages Apple’s software and content. This includes Xcode, as well as other developer tools provided by Apple.
Downloader manages videos created by Apple itself, including WWDC discussions, tech talk and other videos.
There are some advantages to using the Downloader for Apple developers instead of the usual processes. For starters, downloads of tools and videos are 16 times faster than normal.
Downloads of Xcode can automatically resume if the tool ever fails, so it will keep trying until it succeeds. Lastly, it manages and arranges multiple downloads at once.
Worked primarily by Vineet Chaudhary, Downloader for Apple Developers is based on aria2, a utility used to download files that support sectional download. The program handles the download authentication token from the cookies and provides them to aria2 and other elements to manage the downloads.
The term “segmented download” may bring to mind the use of torrents, for Apple developers the downloader pulls files directly from Apple instead of relying on the download methodology distributed. All files are retrieved only from Apple’s servers.
How To Use Downloader For Apple Developers To Get Xcode Faster
Install Downloader for Apple Developers. You can do this by opening the terminal and entering or copying and pasting the following command: curl -s | Bosch
Alternatively you can download the installer from the project’s website, unzip it and drag the executable to your Mac’s applications directory
You can also get the tool from the Github repository.
How To Download Developer Tools Using Apple Downloader For Apple Developers
- Open DeveloperAnd under Download Source, select Accessories.
- Log in with your Apple Developer Account.
- Open Apple Developer Downloads Page.
- Select Tools and files You want to download.
How To Download Videos Using Apple Downloader For Apple Developers
- Open DeveloperAnd under Download Source, select Videos.
- Navigate to Video You want to download.
- Under Resources, Use HD Video Or SD Video Download links to trigger a download.
- Click on the file below Downloads To watch and watch the video.