iOS Guidelines |

Getting Started with iOS Integration

You can get started with the following:

The latest version of InMobi SDK supports iOS 9 and later. Also, this version of iOS SDK requires XCode 9.3 and later.

Note: We recommend to call all InMobi APIs on main thread.

Version 8.2.0 7.3.2
Size (.IPA Inflation) 953 KB 650 KB
SDK Links

Adding the SDK to your Project

Method 1: Integration via Cocoapods (

Follow these steps :

  1. Go to your Xcode project directory and create a pod file using the command below.
    pod init
  2. Add the following to Podfile.

    Note: For SDK 820 and above:

    pod 'inmobi-ios-sdk', :source => ''

    Note: If you are using SDK 7xx, then:

    pod 'InMobiSDK'
  3. Run the command below to complete the task for dependency.
                            pod install

    Workspace with pods is created.

Method 2: Integrating the framework directly

Add the following MANDATORY frameworks to your Xcode project:

  • InMobiSDK.framework from the downloaded InMobi iOS SDK bundle
  • libsqlite3.0.tbd
  • libz.tbd
  • WebKit.framework
  • libxml2.tbd (Please add this only if you are using China SDK)

Add -ObjC flag to the Other Linker Flags:

  1. Open your project in Xcode.
  2. Select Application Target > Build Settings.
  3. In the Search box, search for Other Linker Flags.
  4. Add the -ObjC flag

Preparing your App for iOS 9+

App Transport Security (ATS), a default setting introduced with iOS 9 that mandates apps to make network connections only over TLS version 1.2 and later. Though InMobi is committed towards the adoption of HTTPS, the current setup requires our demand partners to support this change and be 100% compliant with all the requirements of ATS.

While we work with our partners progressing towards a secure environment, to ensure ads work on iOS 9 and later versions, you need to follow these steps as a near-term fix:

  • Disable ATS (Recommended) - to ensure non-secure content from the partners work correctly in your updated apps. To disable ATS flag, add the following code snippet to your app's Info.plist.

  • Disable ATS with exceptions (Not Recommended) - if you plan to migrate towards ATS compliance. You can achieve so by allowing secure content from your domains by adding them on the exception list.

Note: Refrain from using InMobi domains and CDN in the exception list as it will result in errors during the runtime.

iOS 12 WiFi Settings

Apple has introduced privacy settings to access WiFi details from iOS 12 onwards. To boost monetization and relevant user experience we encourage sharing WiFi details for targeted advertising.

Step 1: Enable ‘Access WiFi Information’ on your App ID.

Step 2: Enable access ‘Access WiFi Information’ for your target app from XCode capabilities.

Step 3: Ensure WiFi Access is added to your App.entitlements file.

Initializing the SDK

  1. Import the InMobi SDK header in your AppDelegate.h file:
                                 @import InMobiSDK;
                                 /**Please do not remove the window property as it can lead to undefined behavior**/
                                 // @property (strong, nonatomic) UIWindow *window;
  2. Initialize the SDK in the didFinishLaunchingWithOptions method within the app delegate's .m file:
                                 - (BOOL)application:(UIApplication *)application didFinishLaunchingWithOptions:(NSDictionary *)launchOptions
                                 NSMutableDictionary *consentdict=[[NSMutableDictionary alloc]init];
                                 //consent value needs to be collected from the end user
                                 [consentdict setObject:@"true" forKey:IM_GDPR_CONSENT_AVAILABLE];
                                 [consentdict setObject:@1 forKey:@"gdpr"];
                                 //Initialize InMobi SDK with your account ID
                                 [IMSdk initWithAccountID:INMOBI_ACCOUNT_ID consentDictionary:consentdict];
    	                     // Do your stuff.
    	                     return YES;
    1. consentObject - A consentObject is a dictionary representation of all kind of consent provided by the publisher to the SDK. The key is mandatory if you wish to monetize traffic from EEA region. You can read further on GDPR regulations here.
      Key Type Inference
      gdpr_consent_available String "true" - Publisher has provided consent to collect and use user’s data.

      "false" - Publisher has not provided consent to collect and use user’s data.

      Any value other than “true” and “false” is invalid and will be treated as value not provided by publisher, i.e. empty value.

      gdpr Number Whether or not the request is subjected to GDPR regulations, deviation from the set values (0 = No, 1 = Yes ), indicate an unknown entity.

      The key gdpr_consent_available can be accessed via string constant IM_GDPR_CONSENT_AVAILABLE.


      1. You need to provide consentObject in every session. The SDK does not persist consent, it only keeps the consentObject in memory. If the app is relaunched or crashes - SDK will lose the consentObject.
      2. Within a session, you can update the consent like this:
        [IMSdk updateGDPRConsent:@{<Insert consentObject dictionary here>}];
      3. As part of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) publishers who collect data on their apps, are required to have a legal basis for collecting and processing the personal data of users in the European Economic Area (“EEA”). Please ensure that you obtain appropriate consent from the user before making ad requests to InMobi for Europe and indicate the same by following our recommended SDK implementation. Please do not pass any demographics information of a user; if you do not have user consent from such user in Europe.
    2. Find your account ID from the account interface as shown in the image below.

  3. Pass the location information to allow better ad targeting.

    Otherwise: You can set NSLocationWhenInUseUsageDescription flag (description for asking location permission) in your info.plist file.

    //Using <CoreLocation/CoreLocation.h> fetch the coordinate
       CLLocationManager *mgr = [[CLLocationManager alloc] init];
       CLLocation *loc = mgr.location;
       [IMSdk setLocation:loc];
  4. Pass age and gender information to allow better ad targeting. Ensure that you have user consent to share this data.
    The following values are supported:
    Age Gender
    • kIMSDKAgeGroupBelow18
    • kIMSDKAgeGroupBelow18And24
    • kIMSDKAgeGroupBetween25And29
    • kIMSDKAgeGroupBetween30And34
    • kIMSDKAgeGroupBetween35And44
    • kIMSDKAgeGroupBetween45And54
    • kIMSDKAgeGroupBetween55And65
    • kIMSDKAgeGroupAbove65
    • kIMSDKGenderMale
    • kIMSDKGenderFemale
    [IMSdk setGender:kIMSDKGenderFemale];
    [IMSdk setAgeGroup:kIMSDKAgeGroupBetween25And29];


Audio Handling in WKWebView

For publishers running any audio or video media as the main content, we recommend listening to interruptions by observing AVAudioSessionInterruptionnotification posted by AVAudioSession. This will help preempt any content interruptions and help address user experience issues upfront. For more information read these Apple documents: Article 1, Article 2.

Start monetizing your iOS app with these ad formats: