ARCore SDK for iOS

What's New

ARCore SDK for iOS v1.43.0


Known Issues

  • ARCore fails to deploy with Swift Package Manager on Xcode 15.3.

Breaking & behavioral changes


New APIs and capabilities




Other changes

The nanopb dependency is updated to include the privacy manifest.

Bug fixes

  • Various bug fixes and performance improvements.

Google ARCore SDK For iOS

Copyright (c) 2018 Google LLC. All rights reserved.

This SDK provides access to all ARCore cross-platform features like cloud anchors.

Please note we do not accept pull requests.


For Cloud Anchors see the Quickstart for Cloud Anchors with iOS. For Augmented faces see the Quickstart for Augmented Faces with iOS. For Geospatial see the Quickstart for Geospatial with iOS

API Reference

See the ARCore iOS API Reference.


Sample apps are available for download at Be sure to follow any instructions in README files.

Release Notes

The SDK release notes are available on the releases page.


ARCore requires a deployment target that is >= 11.0. Also, you must be building with at least version 15.0 of the iOS SDK. ARCore binaries no longer contain bitcode, which is deprecated with Xcode 14, so if you are building with Xcode 13 then you must disable bitcode for your project. The SDK can be installed using either CocoaPods or Swift Package Manager; see below for details.

Using Swift Package Manager

Starting with the 1.36.0 release, ARCore officially supports installation via Swift Package Manager:

  1. Go to File > Add Packages and enter the package URL:
  2. Set the Dependency Rule to be Up to Next Minor Version and select the latest release of ARCore.
  3. Select the desired ARCore libraries to include. Libraries can also be added later via Build Phases > Link Binary With Libraries.
  4. Add the flag -ObjC to Other Linker Flags. It is recommended to set Other Linker Flags to $(inherited) -ObjC.
  5. Make sure that the Enable Modules and Link Frameworks Automatically build settings are set to Yes, because ARCore relies on auto-linking.
  6. Make sure that Enable Bitcode is set to No, because ARCore binaries do not contain bitcode.

Additional Steps

Before you can start using the ARCore Cloud Anchors API or the ARCore Geospatial API, you will need to create a project in the Google Developer Console and enable the ARCore API.

User privacy requirements

See the User privacy requirements.

Additional Terms

You must disclose the use of ARCore, and how it collects and processes data. This can be done by displaying a prominent link to the site "How Google uses data when you use our partners' sites or apps", (located at, or any other URL Google may provide from time to time).

License and Terms of Service

By using the ARCore SDK for iOS, you accept Google's ARCore Additional Terms of Service at

Deprecation policy

Apps built with ARCore SDK 1.12.0 or higher are covered by the Cloud Anchor API deprecation policy.

Apps built with ARCore SDK 1.11.0 or lower will be unable to host or resolve Cloud Anchors beginning December 2020 due to the SDK's use of an older, deprecated ARCore Cloud Anchor service.


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Last updated: Wed May 29 2024 00:42:56 GMT-0900 (Hawaii-Aleutian Daylight Time)