Michael Eliot Michael Eliot - 12 days ago 8
Swift Question

CocoaPods Bridging Header file not found

New developer here, and I'm currently building an app in swift. We are using cocoapods, but after running pod install, we get an error in the objective-c bridging header saying that the file cannot be found, but for any and every file in our bridging header. For example, we use DateTools. We pod install it, in the bridging header we put:

#import <DateTools/DateTools.h>

but then, upon running, it errors, saying that
'Datetools/Datetools.h' file not found
. I've already looked through a lot of other similar posts (like this, this, or this), but none have solved the issue. Any help would be greatly appreciated!


When using the use_frameworks! instruction in Cocoapods, the bridging header is not required for importing Objective-C pods in Swift.

Simply set your desired pods into your podfile:

#Uncomment this line to define a global platform for your project
platform :ios, '9.0'
#Uncomment this line if you're using Swift

target 'YourProject' do

#Swift Pods
pod 'Alamofire'
pod 'ActiveLabel'

#ObjC Pods
pod 'IDMPhotoBrowser'
pod 'Firebase'

#This stuff is to set the SWIFT_VERSION
post_install do |installer|
    installer.pods_project.targets.each do |target|
        target.build_configurations.each do |config|
            config.build_settings['SWIFT_VERSION'] = '2.3'

Run pod install. Run pod update (should not be necessary, but for some reason I'm getting updates almost every time, even after clean install). Close Xcode and reopen using the white xcworkspace file.

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import Alamofire
import ActiveLabel 
import IDMPhotoBrowser
import Firebase