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Configuring iOS

Configuring Info.plist

The Info.plist file is the main configuration file for iOS apps. You may need to edit it whenever a Capacitor plugin requires new settings or permissions.

To modify it, open your project in Xcode, select the App project and the App target, and click the Info tab.

Xcode info editor

You can show the true key names by right-clicking in the table and checking Raw Keys & Values in the context menu.

You can also open and edit the ios/App/App/Info.plist file manually to inspect the raw keys. Use this reference documentation for a list of possible keys.

Managing Permissions

iOS permissions do not need to be specified explicitly like they are in Android. However, iOS requires “Usage Descriptions” to be defined in Info.plist. These settings are human-readable descriptions that will be presented to the end user when permission is requested for a particular device API.

Consult the Cocoa Keys list for keys containing UsageDescription to see the various usage description settings that may be required for your app.

For more information, Apple has provided a guide to Resolving the Privacy-Sensitive Data App Rejection which contains more information on APIs that require usage descriptions.

Setting Entitlements

Entitlements are used to enable key features that your app may need. You may need to configure them whenever a Capacitor plugin requires it.

Unlike other configuration options and usage descriptions, entitlements are not configured in Info.plist.

To add a new entitlement, open your app in Xcode, select the App project and the App target, click Signing & Capabilities in the tab bar, and then click the + Capability button. See this article for more information about iOS capabilities.

Xcode Capabilities

Renaming your App

You can’t rename the App directory, but you can set the name of your app by renaming the App target.

To rename the App target, open your project in Xcode, select the App project, and double-click the App target.

Xcode Target

Then, open ios/App/Podfile and rename the current target at the bottom of the file:

-target 'App' do
+target 'MyRenamedApp' do
   capacitor_pods
   # Add your Pods here
 end

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