Add export option for shared (app group) containers from a device

Number:rdar://26848256 Date Originated:6/16/2016
Status:Open Resolved:n/a
Product:Xcode Product Version:7.3
Classification:Feature Reproducible:Always
As a developer, I should be able to export a shared container associated with my app (App Groups capability) for inspection while troubleshooting and testing.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create an app project
2. Follow directions for adding an "App Group" to the app's identifier in Developer Portal & Xcode
3. Install app on a device
4. Create a file in the shared container
5. Open "Devices" window in Xcode

Expected Results:
Shared container is visible in installed apps (or other) list and can be exported to my mac.

Actual Results:
Shared containers are not displayed.

Xcode 7.3 and Xcode 8 beta 1


2023 and we still need it

Would be very very handy

Temporary solution-

In meanwhile you can use solution -

This works on actual device and allows to move any file from shared container to sandbox directory without making code changes.

By sandeep.agarwl at May 11, 2018, 4:44 p.m. (reply...)


Really need it as well. Right now, it so hard to debug any bug relate shared app group directory!

By at Dec. 1, 2017, 4:42 a.m. (reply...)

We really need it

It would be nice to have such possibility to solve issues during development process.

By at May 24, 2017, 9:46 p.m. (reply...)

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