How to add iOS 7 Icons in Xcode 4.6.3

Even though Xcode 5 available, I’d still like to use Xcode 4.6.3 at times to submit updates of my “legacy” apps. Xcode 5 ruins certain aspects of my design, plus I’d like to keep the iOS 6 look for now.

Xcode 5 uses Asset Catalogues to keep track of images, and there’s seemingly no way to convince Xcode 4.6.3 to take icon sizes other than iOS 6.

The good news is that we can add such icons in Xcode 4 with a trick:

  • create new icons
  • copy them to your project
  • add them to your Info.plist file

Here’s how

First add your new icons to the project as usual so that they’ll be part of the bundle when you build. Next, seek out your Info.plist file. It’s usually inside the Supporting Files folder and starts with the title of your app (eg AppName-Info.plist).

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