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  1. Outdated or misconfigured Xcode. Unless you plan on building iOS or Mac applications, you don’t need Xcode. All you need are the standalone Command Line Tools, which are installed when you follow this tutorial. If you already installed Xcode, you can safely delete it (again, assuming you haven’t used it and don’t plan to use it).
  2. I've just installed Mac OS Mojave 10.14.1 and the latest XCode. swvers ProductName: Mac OS X ProductVersion: 10.14.1 BuildVersion: 18B75 I was just running updates and noticed one of them was an old version of the command line tools. It won't stop offering me this, and I'm not sure why.
  3. Xcode 10.1 includes Swift 4.2.1 and SDKs for iOS 12.1, watchOS 5.1, tvOS 12.1, and macOS Mojave. Xcode 10 looks amazing in combination with Dark Mode in macOS Mojave, and makes it easy for you to adopt the new look in your macOS apps as well. Xcode 10 beta includes Swift 4.2 and beta SDKs for iOS 12, watchOS 5, tvOS 12, and macOS Mojave.

Question or issue on macOS:

I’m using the Mac OS to install the XCode10.1.

I have 18.43GB free disk space in the mac,


but when I click the install button on the Xcode from the app store,

it’s always show the “Not enough storage disk space, you can’t install the product” alert message.

How to fix the problem in the MacOS Mojave(10.14.1)?

Thank you very much.

How to solve this problem?

Solution no. 1:

Xcode macos mojave 10.14.6

What you can also do is manually download Xcode and install it.
(Without using the app store update)
Therefor do the following steps:

  1. go to
  2. search for Xcode (or latest version e.g Xcode 10.2) and manually download and install it.

See also this post here:


Solution no. 2:

Check the “purgeable” space of your APFS disk with Disk Utilities..
It seems Finder count this space in free space, but not App Store..

But you can trick macOS to clean up APFS by creating a huge garbage file, then deleting it.

To create the file I used the command:

letting dd run for about 30 seconds, then killing it with ctrl+c, and deleting the file:

Then App Store happily installed update..

Solution no. 3:

  1. Open finder: in menu above go to -> Go to folder:


  2. Delete old simulator files on:

    ~/Library/Developer/Xcode/iOS DeviceSupport/

  3. Delete all files derived data on:


An easy way to accomplish these is by using DevCleaner for Xcode:

Solution no. 4:

I had 52 GB available (39 GB purgeable), but the stupid Mac App Store in macOS 10.14.4 still said it had not enough free space to complete my purchase of Xcode 10.2, even after a restart. Solution:

  • Quit the Mac App Store.
  • Delete directory ~/Library/Caches/storedownloadd
  • Relaunch Mac App Store.

My Xcode “purchase” then worked on the first try.

For the curious: At the time I deleted that directory, it did not contain any app downloads. It only contained a tiny (85 KB) SQLite database (.db, -shm and -wal files), which in turn contained four SQLite tables, three of which had zero rows and one of which had only one row and one column containing the schema version number! So this is apparently some weird bug in Mac App Store.

Solution no. 5:

Trying to update to xcode 11.3.1 today, was in the problem like this. However, I can confirm that the download starts right after free space reaches 24GB as per some of the comments above.

I did the following:
– remove ~/Library/Caches/storedownloadd
– remove ~/Library/Developer/Xcode/iOS DeviceSupport/
– remove some files inside ~/Library/Developer/Xcode/DerivedData
– remove other unused files

Solution no. 6:

the problem with time machine!
please remove old snapshoots


Solution no. 7:

I had the same problem (also a 120gb ssd), but 18gb is still not enough to install Xcode.

See this post:

Solution no. 8:

The same here for Xcode 11.2.
It is mandatory to have at least 28GB free.

removing different directories such us, caches, .eclipse, .julia directories to free up.

UPDATE: 24GB with lastest version: 11.2.1

Xcode Macos Mojave

Solution no. 9:

  1. Quit App Store
  2. Delete both storedownloadd and storeassetd from ~/Library/Caches/
  3. Relaunch App Store
  4. Try again

Xcode 11.4 Macos Mojave

The above steps resolved the issue for me.

MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports)

macOS Mojave
Version 10.14.6 (18G87)

Solution no. 10:

this command works perfectly, it removed AFPS snapshots

Xcode Macos Mojave Version

Got the reference from this forum

Macos Mojave Xcode Install

Hope this helps!