We're merging our Swift extension SDKs into the main SDKs in order to make Swift-native APIs more broadly available and increase our ability to support new Swift language features in the future. The changes we're making and their expected impacts on your projects are documented below.
Starting with Firebase for Apple SDK 10.17.0, the Swift extension SDKs have
been merged into their corresponding main SDKs. For example, all of the APIs
FirebaseFirestoreSwift module have been added to
so you no longer have to import the
FirebaseFirestoreSwift module to access
As all Swift extensions now are part of the main modules, the extension SDKs are no longer required, and are deprecated. Including or using the Swift extension SDKs will raise a compiler warning and as early as February 2024, we'll stop releasing the Swift extensions entirely.
★ Note: Any currently or previously released versions of the Swift extensions will still function. However, we recommend that you migrate your app to use Swift APIs from the main module to ensure you continue to receive fixes and can take advantage of changes and new features.
Important dates for this change
In October 2023
The Swift extension SDKs have been merged into the main SDKs and then deprecated in favor of the main SDKs. See the release notes for version 10.17.0 announcing this change.
You can now use the Swift extension SDK APIs directly from the main SDK modules. Usage of the extension SDKs will is still possible until the next major version release but will raise a deprecation warning when used.
As early as February 2024
We'll stop releasing new versions of the Swift extensions, and we'll remove the
Swift extensions from Firebase's
Package.swift. Older versions will continue
to function but will not receive updates.
How to migrate to use Swift-native APIs from the main module
If you currently do not use the Swift extension SDKs, no action is necessary. If you do use a Swift extension SDK, make the following changes in your project.
Swift Package Manager
After updating Firebase to version 10.17.0+, navigate to the Frameworks,
Libraries, and Embedded Content section in the General tab of your target's
settings and remove the Swift extension SDK (such as
After updating Firebase to version 10.17.0+, navigate to your Podfile and remove
the line corresponding to your project's dependency on adding the frameworks
section for your target and remove the Swift extension SDK
(such as pod
FirebaseFirestoreSwift). Then, re-run the
pod install command.
Zip distribution and Carthage
After updating Firebase to version 10.17.0+, remove any Swift extension
xcframeworks within your project (such as
Source code changes
For all of the Swift extension SDKs you previously used, take the following actions:
- Delete any import statements referencing the Swift extension SDK. If the
main SDK was not imported separately, you will need to replace the Swift
extension import with the main SDK import by deleting the
Swiftat the end of the line.
- If you used Swift's explicit-module namespacing to reference any Swift
extension SDK types, you will need to replace those with the corresponding main
SDK. For example,
FirebaseFirestoreSwift.QueryPredicatewould need to be renamed to