Have you ever wanted a really big number to go against your projects in Xcode? There is a way to have the build number increment everytime you compile (⌘+b).


  1. In the Targets Build Phases add a Run Script Phase, Editor > Add Build Phase > Add Run Script Build Phase
  2. Add the following snippet of code

    buildPlist=$PRODUCT_NAME”/”$PRODUCT_NAME”-Info.plist” CFBundleVersion=$(/usr/libexec/PlistBuddy -c “Print CFBundleVersion” $buildPlist) CFBundleVersion=$(($CFBundleVersion + 1)) /usr/libexec/PlistBuddy -c “Set :CFBundleVersion $CFBundleVersion” $buildPlist

You just have to make sure that you set the Build to an integer and NOT leave it as the 1.0 which it is set to by default.