How to check CocoaPods version?

CocoaPods is a dependency manager for Swift and Objective-C projects in the Apple ecosystem, primarily used for iOS and macOS development. It simplifies the process of integrating third-party libraries and frameworks into Xcode projects. Developers can use CocoaPods to specify and install dependencies, making it easier to manage and update external code within their applications.

Knowing the CocoaPods version is crucial for developers to ensure compatibility and maintain the stability of their iOS and macOS projects. Different versions may have varying features, bug fixes, and compatibility with Xcode or Swift updates. Developers need to choose a CocoaPods version that aligns with their project’s requirements to prevent issues, such as dependency conflicts or broken builds. It also helps in troubleshooting and seeking support from the community, as specific problems or solutions may be version-dependent. Staying updated with the correct CocoaPods version ensures a smoother development process and a reliable, up-to-date ecosystem for third-party libraries.

To check the version of CocoaPods installed on your system, you can use the following command in your terminal:

Running this command will display the current version of CocoaPods installed on your machine.

How to update CocoaPods

To update CocoaPods to the latest version, you can use the following commands in your terminal:

  1. First, open your terminal (command prompt on Windows or Terminal on macOS).
  2. Use the following command to update CocoaPods:

This command will fetch and install the latest version of CocoaPods.

  1. Once the installation is complete, you can verify the updated version by running:

This should display the new version of CocoaPods that you’ve just installed.

Now, your CocoaPods installation is up-to-date and ready to be used in your iOS or macOS projects.

For more information about CocoaPods, visit the official website or check the documentation available on their GitHub repository at