This note has some way to clean/reset Xcode data/setting, which may lead to fix your Xcode crashes, unwanted project errors etc. Following steps are master reset for your Xcode, follow these steps in sequence and after each step check whether problem is solved or not.
1. Clean the Build
If there is any issue in the project build, then first step is to clean the build, which will clean the build and make a new build from scratch next time when you run the code. To clean the build you can use the shortcut
Menu Bar → Product → Clean.
2. Clean the Build Folder
This will delete all of the products and intermediate files in the build folder. To clean the build folder you can use the shortcut
Menu Bar → Product → Hold Option Key → Clean build Folder.
3. Reset the Simulator Content and Settings
This will delete all installed applications, content, and settings. To reset the simulator launch the iOS Simulator and then go to the
Menu Bar → iOS Simulator → Reset Contents And Settings
4. Delete Derived Data
By deleting derived data Xcode will recreates Derived Data when it index your files. To delete derived data go to the
Menu Bar → Window → Organizer → Projects → Select Your Project
Right Pane shows the name of folder and also delete button at the right side of the button allows you to delete all derived data contents. You can refer the screenshot.
4.1 Delete the Module Cache
Deleting the module cache will help to fixed code completion errors etc. To delete the module cache close the Xcode and delete the
4.2 Delete Xcode Preferences
This is our final step to fix Xcode crashes by reseting Xcode's preferences. Run this command in your terminal:
defaults delete com.apple.dt.Xcode
4.3 XCode fix script by Mark Rickert
Mark Rickert written a ruby script to fix common Xcode issues. You can use this too