slashburn slashburn - 4 months ago 303x
Swift Question

Cocoapods 1.0: Header files not found

I just tried to update from cocoapods 0.39.x to Cocoapods 1.0.

pod install

from the terminal causes no warnings. Everything seems normal. However, when I try to build my project it outputs:

AFNetworking/AFNetworking.h file not found

My pod file looks like this (there are a few more dependencies but I only listed a part of it):

platform :ios, '8.0'
source ''

target 'MyApp' do
pod 'AFNetworking', '~> 2.6'
pod 'BEMCheckBox'
pod 'ActionSheetPicker-3.0', '~> 2.0.5'
pod 'SCLAlertView'
pod 'DZNEmptyDataSet'
pod 'SSZipArchive'

target 'MyAppTests' do


Since some projects are written in Objective-C, i created a bridging header:

#import <AFNetworking/AFNetworking.h>
#import <ActionSheetPicker_3_0/ActionSheetPicker.h>
#import <SSZipArchive/SSZipArchive.h>
#import <DZNEmptyDataSet/UIScrollView+EmptyDataSet.h>

I explicitly included
in the
Header Search Paths
, the
User Header Search paths
, and the
Framework Search paths
but the error does not go away.
Does someone have an idea on how to fix this?


The error message is quite misleading. At first I thought I have some problems with my header search paths, so I basically tried everything I found on stackoverflow.

If you use use_frameworks in your Podfile, you don't have to include every Objective-C pod in your bridging header. You only have to do this, if the pod is distributed as a static library, not as a framework.

I did the following

  1. Press Cmd + option + shift + k to clean your build folder
  2. Run pod install
  3. Delete the lines in your bridging header where it tells you that the header files are not found and use a simple import statement whenever you want to use that module in one specific Swift file, e.g. import AFNetworking