LaunchScreen.xib images not showing? TLDR; Reboot Your Device

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Having trouble getting your images to show up in the launch screen of your iPhone app? The answer to this problem is pretty ridiculous: reboot your device! I was riding the struggle bus for awhile trying to uncover the answer to this doozy before stumbling upon Flexicoder’s answer on Stack Overflow.

The first thing I tried doing was to run the app on the simulator instead of on my physical iPhone, and sure enough my launch screen image showed up right away. Then after rebooting my iPhone, I was able to get the launch screen image to start displaying on my physical device as well. So cheers to Flexicoder and his solution which have been upvoted 270 times: