How To Extract Apple’s Default iPhone And iPad Icons In Xcode?

If you’re a developer running Xcode and somehow you can’t use the default controls but want your custom controls to look exactly like them, you’re in luck.

UIKit-Artwork Extractor by 0xced is precisely what you want; it will get you everything from action button to the trash can, Emoji to the glossy effect. How it operates is as under:

UIKit Artwork Extractor extracts all the artwork and emoji symbols contained in UIKit into png files.

In order to extract Retina Display @2x high resolution images, choose the Hardware > Device > iPhone 4 menu in the iPhone Simulator.

The png files are saved into ~/Desktop/UIKit Artwork Extractor-version where version is the SDK version.

Do let us know how it works for you in the comments box.

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