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Option 1: Import Mobile SDK Template Files

In this option, you replace files from the Xcode Swift template with files from the Mobile SDK native Swift template—work that otherwise would be done by forceios. A few drags and drops, and the app is ready to connect to Salesforce and display org data.

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  1. Create an Xcode Swift Project
  2. Add Mobile SDK Libraries to Your Project
  3. Configure Your Project’s Build Settings
  1. In Xcode, open the MyMobileSDKApp/MyMobileSDKApp project folder.

  2. Select all files except the Assets.xcassets and Preview Content folders.

  3. Control-Click and select Delete.

  4. Select Move to Trash.

  5. In Finder, navigate to your SalesforceMobileSDK-Templates clone and expand its /iOSNativeSwiftTemplate/iOSNativeSwiftTemplate/ subfolder.

  6. Drag the following Swift template files into Xcode’s Project Navigator. Drop them in your project’s MyMobileSDKApp/MyMobileSDKApp/ folder.

    • AccountsListModel.swift
    • AccountsListView.swift
    • AppDelegate.swift
    • bootconfig.plist
    • Bridging-Header.h
    • ContactDetailModel.swift
    • ContactDetailsView.swift
    • ContactsForAccountListView.swift
    • ContactsForAccountModel.swift
    • Info.plist
    • InitialViewController.swift
    • main.swift
    • iOSNativeSwiftTemplate.entitlements
    • SceneDelegate.swift
    • userstore.json
    • usersyncs.json
  7. Select the following:

    OptionValue
    Destination:Copy items if needed
    Added folders:Create folder references
    Add to targets:MyMobileSDKApp
  8. If Xcode asks for permission to create an Objective-C bridging header, click Don’t Create.

  9. In your Project settings, select Build Phases.

  10. Under Copy Bundle Resources, select Info.plist if it’s present and click Remove Items (-).

  11. Xcode 13 only:

    • In Build Settings, search for “Info.plist File”.
    • Set Generate Info.plist File to No.
    • Set Info.plist File to “MyMobileSDKApp/Info.plist”.

    Build Settings configuration for Info.plist

For more information on the template files, see Overview of Application Flow.

  1. Select your top-level project.
  2. Your project is ready to build. Select Product | Run.
  3. If the Salesforce login screen appears, you’re done!

Your new project is ready for customization. You can now add your own assets, customize the AppDelegate.swift and SceneDelegate.swift classes, and do as you like with the Accounts and Contacts functionality.

Before posting your app to the App Store, be sure to update the remoteAccessConsumerKey and oauthRedirectURI in the bootconfig.plist file with settings from your connected app. See Get Started with Native iOS Development.