user6438311 user6438311 - 4 months ago 28
Objective-C Question

How to get current location in ios in simulator?

i am using this code to get current location but not getting the correct result to get the current location in simulator,

locationManager=[[CLLocationManager alloc] init];
locationManager.delegate = self;
if (([locationManager respondsToSelector:@selector(requestWhenInUseAuthorization)]))
[locationManager requestWhenInUseAuthorization];
locationManager.desiredAccuracy = kCLLocationAccuracyBest;
locationManager.distanceFilter = kCLDistanceFilterNone;

//[locationManager requestWhenInUseAuthorization];
// [locationManager startMonitoringSignificantLocationChanges];
[locationManager startUpdatingLocation];


-(void)locationManager:(CLLocationManager *)manager didUpdateLocations:(NSArray *)locations
CLLocation* location = [locations lastObject];
// NSDate* eventDate = location.timestamp;
// NSTimeInterval howRecent = [eventDate timeIntervalSinceNow];

latitud = location.coordinate.latitude;
longitud = location.coordinate.longitude;
[locationManager stopUpdatingLocation];


please tell me how to get this current location, i am getting tired trying this from the morning. please help me


Create a GPX file by using following steps:

  • Go in project--> Add new --> iOS -- > Resource and select GPX file

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  • Now you need to do small code in to GPX file as following:

        Provide one or more waypoints containing a latitude/longitude pair. If you provide one
        waypoint, Xcode will simulate that specific location. If you provide multiple waypoints,
        Xcode will simulate a route visitng each waypoint.
<wpt lat="37.331705" lon="-122.030237">  // here change lat long to your lat long
     <name>Cupertino</name> // here set name 

            Optionally provide a time element for each waypoint. Xcode will interpolate movement
            at a rate of speed based on the time elapsed between each waypoint. If you do not provide
            a time element, then Xcode will use a fixed rate of speed.

            Waypoints must be sorted by time in ascending order.

  • Now go to edit schema

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  • And select run and do in Option menu select like following there is appear our GPX file select that and run and close:

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That's it now you can get location of your added lat long in GPX file.


Following is a code for enable location:

  • In info.plist you need set NSLocationWhenInUseUsageDescription and NSLocationWhenInUseUsageDescription about location services.


Now your .h class

#import <UIKit/UIKit.h>
#import <CoreLocation/CoreLocation.h>
@interface ViewController : UIViewController<CLLocationManagerDelegate>

    __weak IBOutlet UILabel *lblLat;
    __weak IBOutlet UILabel *lblLong;
@property(strong,nonatomic) CLLocationManager *locationManager;

.M class

- (void)viewDidLoad {
    [super viewDidLoad];

    self.locationManager = [[CLLocationManager alloc] init];
    [self.locationManager requestWhenInUseAuthorization];

    self.locationManager.delegate = self;
    self.locationManager.desiredAccuracy = kCLLocationAccuracyBest;

    [self.locationManager startUpdatingLocation];
    // Do any additional setup after loading the view, typically from a nib.

- (void)didReceiveMemoryWarning {
    [super didReceiveMemoryWarning];
    // Dispose of any resources that can be recreated.
- (void)locationManager:(CLLocationManager *)manager didFailWithError:(NSError *)error
    NSLog(@"didFailWithError: %@", error);
    UIAlertView *errorAlert = [[UIAlertView alloc]
                               initWithTitle:@"Error" message:@"Failed to Get Your Location" delegate:nil cancelButtonTitle:@"OK" otherButtonTitles:nil];
    [errorAlert show];

- (void)locationManager:(CLLocationManager *)manager didUpdateToLocation:(CLLocation *)newLocation fromLocation:(CLLocation *)oldLocation
    NSLog(@"didUpdateToLocation: %@", newLocation);
    CLLocation *currentLocation = newLocation;

    if (currentLocation != nil) {
        lblLat.text = [NSString stringWithFormat:@"%.8f", currentLocation.coordinate.latitude];
        lblLong.text = [NSString stringWithFormat:@"%.8f", currentLocation.coordinate.longitude];

Working demo code: