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Automated Dependency Updates for CocoaPods

Renovate supports updating CocoaPods dependencies.

File Matching

By default, Renovate will check any files matching the following regular expression: (^|/)Podfile$.

For details on how to extend a manager's fileMatch value, please follow this link.

Supported datasources

This manager supports extracting the following datasources: git-tags, github-tags, gitlab-tags, pod.

Default config

  "fileMatch": [
  "versioning": "ruby"

Additional Information

The cocoapods manager supports extracting both "pod" type references as well as dependencies on GitHub repositories that use versioned tags.

Whenever a Podfile is updated, Renovate will also update any accompanying Podfile.lock file. This is done using the cocoapods gem which runs within the Ruby runtime.

Open feature requests

  • Install cocoapods plugins based on Gemfile.lock versions #6007
  • Support rangeStrategy="update-lockfile" for Cocoapods #7621
  • Support binarySource=install for cocoapods #13686

Open bug reports

  • Issue updating Realm pods dependency #6588
  • Adding source to Podfile breaks cocoapods dependency #6613

The above list of features and bugs were current when this page was generated on December 08, 2022.