Not able to simulate app on x86_64 mac

When trying to start the app on one of the simulators of XCode (e.g. IPhone8) the app won’t build.

There is a build error in App->App->AppDelegate.swift Line 2 (“import Capacitor”).

The error says “Could not find module ‘Capacitor’ for target ‘x86_64-apple-ios-simulator’; found: arm64, arm64-apple-ios-simulator”.

It works perfect when using an actual device.

It seems like I am missing something obvious. Could anybody point me in the right direction?

Ionic Info:


   Ionic CLI                     : 6.13.1 (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/@ionic/cli)
   Ionic Framework               : @ionic/angular 5.5.1
   @angular-devkit/build-angular : 0.1002.0
   @angular-devkit/schematics    : 10.0.8
   @angular/cli                  : 10.2.0
   @ionic/angular-toolkit        : 2.3.3


   Capacitor CLI   : 2.4.6
   @capacitor/core : 2.4.6


   Cordova CLI       : not installed
   Cordova Platforms : not available
   Cordova Plugins   : not available


   cordova-res : 0.15.3
   native-run  : not installed


   ios-sim : 8.0.2
   NodeJS  : v12.21.0 (/usr/local/bin/node)
   npm     : 6.14.11
   OS      : macOS Big Sur
   Xcode   : Xcode 12.5.1 Build version 12E507

I have run into a similar error trying to use the simulator on an M1 mac. I started from this error:

Then when trying some of those solutions, specifically setting Excluded Architectures to arm64 I got to this error. I have not found a solution so far.

Either of you guys figure this out? I’m also stumped with my new macbook pro using an M1 Chip and being able to compile with this arm64 issue.

Any solution for this? Still can’t run my ionic capacitor project on iOS simulator.

Working with macbook pro with M1 Chip

Does running XCode through Rosetta fix your problems?