If your EAS (Expo Application Services) iOS build is failing, there could be various reasons behind the failure. EAS provides extensive build logs that can help you identify the root cause of the issue. Here are some common steps to troubleshoot and fix EAS iOS build failures:
Check Build Logs: Access the EAS build logs by navigating to the EAS Build page in your Expo Developer Dashboard. Review the logs to identify any error messages or warnings that might provide clues about the cause of the failure.
Update Dependencies: Ensure that you are using the latest version of Expo and related dependencies. Outdated dependencies can sometimes cause build issues. Update your
package.jsonwith the latest versions and run
yarn installto fetch the updates.
Check Xcode Version: Make sure you have the correct version of Xcode installed on your macOS machine. EAS may require a specific Xcode version for successful builds. Check the EAS documentation or Expo forum for the recommended Xcode version.
Verify Certificates and Provisioning Profiles: If the build involves signing your app with a certificate and provisioning profile, ensure that they are correctly set up and associated with your Apple Developer account. Check if the certificates and profiles are still valid and not expired.
Check App Identifier: Verify that the bundle identifier (app identifier) in your Expo project's
app.jsonmatches the bundle identifier you registered in your Apple Developer account. The bundle identifier should be unique and follow the format
Handle Environment Variables: If you have environment variables in your project (e.g., sensitive keys, configurations), ensure that they are correctly set up in your EAS build environment.
Check Native Modules and Libraries: If your app uses any custom native modules or third-party libraries, ensure that they are compatible with EAS and the iOS platform.
Test Locally: Before running a full EAS build, try running your project locally using
npm startto identify any issues that might be specific to the EAS build environment.
Expo Snack Compatibility: If you are using Expo Snack (online code editor), make sure that your code and dependencies are compatible with the Expo Snack environment.
Reach Out for Support: If you have tried all the above steps and are still unable to resolve the build failure, consider reaching out to the Expo community, posting on Expo forums, or contacting Expo support for further assistance.
Remember that EAS is a powerful tool that simplifies the build process, but build issues can be complex and may have various causes. Analyzing the build logs and following the provided error messages are crucial in troubleshooting and fixing the EAS iOS build failure.