Hide Xcode 8 console garbage when running the simulator

Since Xcode 8, a lot of debug info appear in the console when using the iOS simulator:

2016-10-24 15:07:11.051609 sosasthma[19813:6302216] subsystem: com.apple.siri, category: Intents, enable_level: 1, persist_level: 1, default_ttl: 0, info_ttl: 0, debug_ttl: 0, generate_symptoms: 0, enable_oversize: 0, privacy_setting: 0, enable_private_data: 0

2016-10-24 15:07:11.070089 sosasthma[19813:6302540] subsystem: com.apple.UIKit, category: HIDEventFiltered, enable_level: 0, persist_level: 0, default_ttl: 0, info_ttl: 0, debug_ttl: 0, generate_symptoms: 0, enable_oversize: 1, privacy_setting: 2, enable_private_data: 0

2016-10-24 15:07:11.080159 sosasthma[19813:6302540] subsystem: com.apple.UIKit, category: HIDEventIncoming, enable_level: 0, persist_level: 0, default_ttl: 0, info_ttl: 0, debug_ttl: 0, generate_symptoms: 0, enable_oversize: 1, privacy_setting: 2, enable_private_data: 0

2016-10-24 15:07:11.089886 sosasthma[19813:6302537] subsystem: com.apple.BaseBoard, category: MachPort, enable_level: 1, persist_level: 0, default_ttl: 0, info_ttl: 0, debug_ttl: 0, generate_symptoms: 0, enable_oversize: 0, privacy_setting: 0, enable_private_data: 0

2016-10-24 15:07:11.101244 sosasthma[19813:6302216] subsystem: com.apple.UIKit, category: StatusBar, enable_level: 0, persist_level: 0, default_ttl: 0, info_ttl: 0, debug_ttl: 0, generate_symptoms: 0, enable_oversize: 1, privacy_setting: 2, enable_private_data: 0

2016-10-24 15:07:11.134 sosasthma[19813:6302216] [Crashlytics] Version 3.7.2 (112)

2016-10-24 15:07:11.174840 sosasthma[19813:6302537] subsystem: com.apple.libsqlite3, category: logging, enable_level: 0, persist_level: 0, default_ttl: 0, info_ttl: 0, debug_ttl: 0, generate_symptoms: 0, enable_oversize: 1, privacy_setting: 2, enable_private_data: 0

2016-10-24 15:07:11.185172 sosasthma[19813:6302549] subsystem: com.apple.network, category: , enable_level: 0, persist_level: 0, default_ttl: 0, info_ttl: 0, debug_ttl: 0, generate_symptoms: 0, enable_oversize: 0, privacy_setting: 2, enable_private_data: 0

To avoid having the console filled with info about siri, UIKIt, etc., just add

OS_ACTIVITY_MODE = disable

to your scheme in Product->Scheme->Edit Scheme
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Now you’ll have only your NSLog infos in your console. That’s enough garbage for a developer.

Source: Stack Overflow

Macros for Xcode

These are some of the macros I use with Xcode:

CMLog: I use this macro to replace NSLog:

#define CMLog(format, ...) NSLog(@"%s:%@", __PRETTY_FUNCTION__,[NSString stringWithFormat:format, ## __VA_ARGS__]);

When you use this macro, it outputs text to the console, including the class and method from where it was called. So, if you call this macro from the class MyAppDelegate and the method applicationDidFinishLaunching,

CMLog(@"My iPhone is an %@, v %@", [[UIDevice currentDevice] model], [[UIDevice currentDevice] systemVersion]);

you get this in the console:
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