I noticed that everytime I build my project, XCode generates the associated dSYM file. I'm not sure if I'm supposed to include these debug symbols in the final release, however to get rid of it I enabled Deployment post-processing and Strip Linked Product. The dSYM does not get generated but the deployment post-processing seems to mess up with file permissions as the application is unable to write new files in its directory. Is there a way around it or should i just disable these two XCode options? EDIT: Okay, it turned out to be a different problem unrelated to strip product.