Adding a Swift Bridging Header

Mr.Javed Multani
2 min readOct 3, 2020

How to create a Swift Bridging Header Manually

Add a new file to Xcode (File > New > File), then select “Source” and click “Header File“.
Name your file “YourProjectName-Bridging-Header.h”. Example: In my app Station, the file is named “Station-

Bridging-Header”. Create the file.

Navigate to your project build settings and find the “Swift Compiler — Code Generation” section. You may find it faster to type in “Swift Compiler” into the search box to narrow down the results. Note: If you don’t have a “Swift Compiler — Code Generation” section, this means you probably don’t have any Swift classes added to your project yet. Add a Swift file, then try again.

Next to “Objective-C Bridging Header” you will need to add the name/path of your header file. If your file resides in your project’s root folder simply put the name of the header file there. Examples: “ProjectName/ProjectName-Bridging-Header.h” or simply “ProjectName-Bridging-Header.h”.

Open up your newly created bridging header and import your Objective-C classes using #import statements. Any class listed in this file will be able to be accessed from your swift classes.

Xcode create automatically

Add a new Swift file to your Xcode project. Name it as you please and you should get an alert box asking if you would like to create a bridging header. Note: If you don’t receive a prompt to add a bridging header, you probably declined this message once before and you will have to add the header manually (see below)



Mr.Javed Multani

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