If you do any kind of mobile web development, chances are you use the iOS Simulator quite a bit. Since iOS 7 was released, refreshing your web page in the simulator has become quite cumbersome. You have to click the title bar, and then click the refresh button. Whose has time for 2 clicks? I certainly don’t, and unfortunately Apple hasn’t provided a keyboard shortcut. I have discovered a way around this.
- Setup Desktop Safari to debug your simulator as described in the Apple Docs
- Launch the simulator
- Connect Desktop Safari to the simulator via the Develop menu
- Command-R from within the dev tools to refresh all the things