SF Viewer for iOS

SF Viewer is the best way to view, compare and export SF Symbols on your iOS device.


  • View all SF Symbols
  • Change weight and scale to see how each icon is displayed in a certain setting.
  • View additional metadata for a symbol, easily copy it's unicode encoding.
  • Export to SVG, PDF, PNG, Squared PNG.
  • You can also export icons explicitly for use with Shortcuts on your Home Screen.

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Getting involved

Please feel free to participate in this open source project. I'd love to see Pull Requests, Bug Reports, ideas and any other positive contributions from the community!

Building the code

  1. Clone the repository:
    git clone https://github.com/aaronpearce/SF-Viewer.git
  2. Pull in the project dependencies:
    cd Symbals
    sh ./bootstrap.sh
  3. Open Symbals.xcworkspace in Xcode.
  4. Find a source for the following fonts and drop them into the Fonts directory in Xcode:
  5. Build the Symbals scheme in Xcode.

Code Signing

If bootstrap.sh fails to correctly offer your Apple Team ID, please follow this guide to manually add it.

  1. After running the bootstrap.sh script in the setup instructions navigate to:

  2. Add your Apple Team ID in this file:


Team IDs look identical to provisioning profile UUIDs, so make sure this is the correct one.

The entire Local directory is included in the .gitignore, so these changes are not tracked by source control. This allows code signing without making tracked changes. Updating this file will only sign the Symbals target for local builds.

Finding Team IDs

The easiest known way to find your team ID is to log into your Apple Developer account. After logging in, the team ID is currently shown at the end of the URL:

https://developer.apple.com/account/<TEAM ID>

Use this string literal in the above, DevTeam.xcconfig file to code sign