Easily fix "Failed to set plugin placeholders" in Xcode
I was setting up rich notifications the other using a library and I was required to create a few extra targets. I followed all the steps correctly but Xcode was not liking what I had done.
Xcode would build successfully but it would prompt me saying that it failed to set plugin placeholders. Personally I had never seen this message before so I started googling, turns out it was a really simple fix.
Before we get to the fix, make sure to clean your build folder as well as delete derived data. I always do this before trying a fix as one never knows what issues these things can cause.
Great, now that you have cleaned your build folder and deleted your derived data we can get started.
Click on your project in the
Next you will need to select your main target and go to its
build phases tab.
Once you are on the
build phases tab you should see a drop down that says
Embed App Extensions, click on that. Now that you have opened
Embed App Extensions you should see a checkbox that says
Copy only when installing. You need to check that checkbox.