Ionic App – Xcode Build Error “library not found for -lPods”

Environment:
Xcode 10.2.1 (10E1001)
Ionic CLI 5.2.1
Cordova CLI 8.1.2
cordova-res 0.5.1
native-run 0.2.7

Installed platforms:
ios 5.0.1

After building your Ionic project, you open with Xcode then build and got following error:

library not found for -lPods-[your app name]

The error is caused by missing Pod library, most likely your app is using CocoaPods to manage some of dependency libraries.

To solve this issue, in /platforms/ios/ folder, do not open .xcodeproj file with Xcode, instead, open .xcworkspace file and build. The workspace file will include Pods libraries.

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  • NSCameraUsageDescription
  • NSPhotoLibraryUsageDescription
  • NSLocationWhenInUseUsageDescription
  • NSPhotoLibraryAddUsageDescription

It’s important to add description, this is iOS requirement when apps try to access users data.

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