Stuck with Xamarin.Mac 8.8 for Xcode 13.3. Can I downgrade?

Robert Keith 1 Reputation point

Hi All,

I have an old MacBook that won't upgrade further than Big Sur and Xcode 13.2.1. Yes, I need a new Mac. Maybe next month.

Everything was working fine until today when Visual Studio upgraded to 8.10.21 and installed a new version of Xamarin with it. The new version needs Xcode 13.3 so I can't build without errors. I have tried downgrading Visual Studio to 8.10.20. That worked but I am still stuck with the new (March 16) Xamarin. I seems to be stuck with it. Presumably it is hiding somewhere in the guts of my Mac.

I have been able to build and run but it is flaky and even slower than usual. I need to put a new version on TestFlight on Monday.

Is there any way to downgrade or remove the Xamarin version so I can use a pre March 16 version?

Thanks in advance,


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  1. Wenyan Zhang (Shanghai Wicresoft Co,.Ltd.) 28,071 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor


    The preferred method for installing Xamarin.iOS and Mac is to use the Visual Studio installers (Windows, Mac).
    The team also strongly recommends using the latest Xamarin SDK and Xcode whenever possible.
    However, we provide links to older Xamarin.iOS and Mac packages for macOS downgrades and build machine configuration.

    You could check the download link: and install the older packages, then go to /Library/Frameworks/Xamarin.iOS.framework/Versions/Current of your Mac to check your SDK.

    You could also check the doc about Can I use an older version of Xcode or Xamarin.iOS?

    Best Regards,
    Wenyan Zhang

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