How to build ionic2 projects locally on iOS

First you need to buy a developer certificate from Apple and connect your Phone in Apple Developer Portal as well as add the Certificate Chain on your Local Mac to your Keychain. This is a rather complex task but Apple and other Soruces describes this in detail, so it shouldn't be a problem, but you will to bring time and patience.

https://developer.apple.com/

Then when you have set up your Developer Account and interconnected your Mac and iPhone and XCode to it, you can code sign your app in XCode. Here are a few screenshots how it looks like at my computer:

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Then you can either just press the play button in Xcode to debug in Xcode (which is perfectly fine honestly), or you can do :

(Please note the last step fails for me with Can't access app path '/Users/username/devel/projectname/platforms/ios/build/device/project.app' : No such file or directory but it may work for you.

May the Debugging gods be with you!