Release Notes

Version Release Date Notes
11.7.0 2024-07-15
  • Deprecated GADQueryInfo APIs. For generating query information, use +[GADMobileAds generateSignal:completionHandler:] instead.
  • Allowlisted publishers can now use GADRequest.customTargeting to segment meditation groups using custom key-value pairs.
11.6.0 2024-06-17
  • Added a dependency on MarketplaceKit. This requires apps to build with Xcode 15.3 or above.
    • MarketplaceKit is Swift-only, so a Swift placeholder file has been added to the distribution so Swift standard libraries are included in apps even if they don't contain other Swift files.
11.5.0 2024-05-16
  • Added the isCollapsible property to GADBannerView to check if a returned banner is collapsible.
  • The userInteractionEnabled status of native ad asset views is now restored after setting the asset views to nil.
  • Ad Inspector: Added support for displaying additional privacy signals such as TFUA and TFCD.
11.4.0 2024-05-06
  • Updated the signing identity from AdMob Inc. to Google LLC using team ID EQHXZ8M8AV. If this triggers a notice in Xcode, select “Accept Change” to accept the new identity.
11.3.0 2024-04-11
  • Added the adUnitID property to GADAppOpenAd.
11.2.0 2024-03-14
  • Added support for privacy manifest files.
  • Open Measurement: Updated to OM SDK 1.4.12.
  • Improved some response error codes to correctly identify network failures instead of no fills.
  • Updated the SDK's Info.plist to work around a Swift Package Manager issue on Xcode 15.3.
  • Ad Inspector: Added support for displaying .plist information and IAB TCF values.
11.1.0 2024-03-06
  • Fixed an issue where loading video ads could trigger a warning message to the console about main thread utilization.
  • Ad Inspector: Added support for displaying the user’s app tracking authorization status.
11.0.1 2024-02-09
  • Open Measurement:
    • Rolled back to OM SDK 1.4.8.
    • Works around an unintended global adView symbol present in OM SDK 1.4.10, that causes duplicate symbol errors if OM SDK 1.4.10 is included by multiple libraries.
11.0.0 2024-02-06
  • Breaking changes:
    • The SDK no longer depends directly on GoogleAppMeasurement. To continue collecting user metrics in AdMob, link your AdMob app to Firebase and integrate the Google Analytics for Firebase SDK into your app.
    • Updated the minimum supported Xcode version to 15.1.
    • Updated the minimum deployment target to iOS 12.
    • Updated the minimum OS required to receive ads to iOS 13.
    • Many previously deprecated APIs have been removed.
  • Open Measurement: Updated to OM SDK 1.4.10.
  • Full-screen ads:
    • UIViewController references for full-screen ads are now nullable and not required. The SDK uses the app’s main window to look up view controllers automatically when one is not provided.
  • Testing:
  • Ad Inspector:
    • Ad Inspector now displays any errors encountered during session start.
    • Fixed a rare crash associated with Ad Inspector during SDK initialization.
10.14.0 2023-11-29
10.13.0 2023-11-07
10.12.0 2023-10-04
10.11.0 2023-09-25
  • Fixed a bug that could cause some creatives to display incorrectly when an ad is loaded in one orientation but presented in another.
10.10.0 2023-08-30
  • Official release for iOS 17 support.
  • Open Measurement: Updated to OM SDK 1.4.8.
  • Ad inspector: Added SDK support to display plugin information.
  • Removed console logs that recommend adding simulator IDs in the testDeviceIdentifiers API. Simulators are already in test mode by default.
10.9.0 2023-08-02
  • Open Measurement: Updated to OM SDK 1.4.6.
  • Ad inspector: Added SDK support for exporting ad responses.
  • Fixed audio issue where even if the ad is muted, the audio session would unexpectedly stop the background music when the video ends.
  • Added support for passing an ad unit ID when generating GADQueryInfo.
10.8.0 2023-07-12
  • Made minor changes to the way adWillPresentFullScreenContent:, adWillDismissFullScreenContent:, and adDidDismissFullScreenContent: delegate callbacks are handled by delegates for mediated ads. These changes make mediated ads behave more like first-party ads.
    • Third-party SDKs that call adWillPresentFullScreenContent: followed by adDidDismissFullScreenContent: multiple times now trigger multiple callbacks, rather than only for the first set of calls.
    • When third-party full screen ads fail to present, ad:didFailToPresentFullScreenContentWithError: is called instead of adWillPresentFullScreenContent: and adDidDismissFullScreenContent:.
10.7.0 2023-06-26
  • GADRequestConfiguration: Deprecated the tagForChildDirectedTreatment: method and added a tagForChildDirectedTreatment read-write property.
  • GADRequestConfiguration: Deprecated the tagForUnderAgeOfConsent: method and added a tagForUnderAgeOfConsent read-write property.
  • Deprecated sdkVersion. Use versionNumber instead.
  • Non-rendering adapters can now be kept for signal collection.
10.6.0 2023-06-01
  • Reduced memory usage when many parallel ad requests are made.
10.5.0 2023-05-15
  • Fixed a memory leak that occurred when creating a GADQueryInfo object.
10.4.0 2023-04-20
  • Updated minimum supported Xcode version to 14.1.
    • armv7 is not supported in Xcode 14 and has been removed from the SDK.
  • The minimum deployment target has been increased to iOS 11.0.
  • Ad inspector: Added SDK support to show ad unit names in the ad inspector UI.
10.3.0 2023-03-27
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.
10.2.0 2023-03-06
  • Added an isMuted property to GADVideoController.
10.1.0 2023-02-16
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.
10.0.0 2023-01-26
  • Breaking changes:
    • Ads are no longer served on iOS 11. iOS 12 is required to retrieve ads, though the minimum deployment target is still iOS 10.0.
    • Removed the following already deprecated fields:
      • userBirthday
      • userGender
      • userHasLocation
      • userLatitude
      • userLocationAccuracyInMeters
      • userLocationDescription
      • userLongitude
  • Native ads: Fixed a bug where GADMediaContent.mainImage returned nil even though the image rendered successfully in a GADMediaView.
  • Ad inspector's out of context native ads now have media views.
  • Deprecated the following fields in GADMediationAdConfiguration:
    • userHasLocation
    • userLatitude
    • userLocationAccuracyInMeters
    • userLongitude
  • Removed bitcode from the Google Mobile Ads SDK build.
9.14.0 2022-12-08
  • App Open Ads: +loadWithAdUnitID:request:orientation:completionHandler: has been deprecated and replaced with +loadWithAdUnitID:request:completionHandler:. Loading app open ads now assumes the current orientation of the device, matching other full-screen formats.
  • Added mediation support for app open ads.
  • Ad Inspector: Added SDK support for requesting and showing ads through the Ad Inspector UI.
9.13.0 2022-11-07
  • Supported additional click actions in native ads.
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.
9.12.0 2022-10-24
  • Added GADQueryInfo to support Signals Collection and Rendering.
  • Updated documentation for audio APIs.
9.11.0 2022-09-20
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.
9.10.0 2022-09-07
  • Official release for iOS 16 support.
  • iLTV: Added the following properties to GADAdNetworkResponseInfo:
    • adSourceID
    Added the following property to GADResponseInfo:
    • extrasDictionary
9.9.0 2022-08-11
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.
9.8.0 2022-07-27
  • Rewarded mediation: Deprecated didRewardUserWithReward: in GADMediationRewardedAdEventDelegate in favor of didRewardUser. The ad reward provided by didRewardUserWithReward: has always been a no-op, with the ad reward value coming from the ad unit settings in the AdMob UI.
  • Ad inspector: Added SDK support for exporting ad requests.
9.7.0 2022-07-07
  • Added the loadedAdNetworkResponseInfo property to GADResponseInfo, returning information about the ad network that loaded the ad.
  • Added the adSourceInstanceID property to GADAdNetworkResponseInfo.
9.6.0 2022-06-13
9.5.0 2022-05-16
9.4.0 2022-04-26
  • Updated minimum supported Xcode version to 13.2.1.
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.
9.3.0 2022-04-07
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.
9.2.0 2022-03-21
  • Open Measurement: Updated to OM SDK 1.3.30.
  • Added warnings when application code references adDidPresentFullScreenContent instead of the newer adWilllPresentFullScreenContent in GADFullScreenContentDelegate
9.1.0 2022-02-28
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.
9.0.0 2022-02-01
8.13.0 2021-11-17
8.12.0 2021-10-11
  • Fixed a bug where the Native Validator could cause a crash when a native ad view is removed from the view hierarchy in test mode.
  • Deprecated all constants with kGAD prefix. Use those with GAD prefix instead.
8.11.0 2021-09-16
  • Official release for iOS 15 support.
  • Added guards to prevent apps from crashing when Google Mobile Ads SDK is run on iOS 9 or below. The SDK is only supported in iOS 10+ and is no-op otherwise.
8.10.0 2021-09-01
8.9.0 2021-08-10
  • Fixed an uncommon bug affecting iOS 15 betas where full screen web views may not be sized correctly for multiscene apps.
  • Fixed a bug where a call to registerAdNetworkExtras: would crash if the GADRequest object was created via the copy method.
8.8.0 2021-07-20
  • Added logic to prevent rare cases where multiple in-app stores could be presented on top of each other.
8.7.0 2021-06-24
8.6.0 2021-06-07
  • Deprecated the mediaView property in GADCustomNativeAd. Instead, use the new mediaContent property of the same class.
  • Fixed a bug where video mute / unmute delegate callbacks did not get invoked for bidding native ads.
  • Updated the kGADSimulatorID type from id to NSString* to avoid extra type casting in Swift.
8.5.0 2021-05-07
  • Fixed a bug where an experimental ad format would not be dismissed on ad dismissal if presented multiple times.
8.4.0 2021-04-19
  • Increased support for SKAdNetwork conversion events using SKAdImpression.
8.3.0 2021-03-25
  • Added support for Publisher first-party ID (formerly known as same app key) to help you deliver more relevant and personalized ads by using data collected from your apps.
  • Added adWillDismissFullScreenContent: to GADFullScreenContentDelegate.
  • Fixed an issue where adDidPresentFullScreenContent: was called immediately prior to presentation rather than immediately after. 2021-03-12
  • Fixed the CocoaPods install error "Can't merge user_target_xcconfig" that occurred when using multiple pods with different user_target_xcconfig settings.
8.2.0 2021-03-11
  • Added additional SKAdNetwork support in preparation for AppTrackingTransparency enforcement.
  • Removed a UIWindowScene macro definition only needed in Xcode versions prior to 11.
8.1.0 2021-02-19
  • Deprecated disableAutomatedInAppPurchaseReporting and enableAutomatedInAppPurchaseReporting. IAP reporting has been removed from the SDK. These methods are now no-ops.
  • Added flags to reduce SDK access to CTTelephonyNetworkInfo APIs.
8.0.0 2021-02-01
  • Major version 8 changes, as described in Prepare for SDK v8.
  • Improved SDK performance when making large numbers of requests concurrently.
  • Removed i386 architecture support. 32-bit simulators are no longer supported by Xcode.
  • Fixed a bug where adapterVersion in the GADMediationAdapter protocol had conflicts with NSObject in Swift.
7.69.0 2020-12-03
  • Required apps to build against Xcode 12.0 or higher.
  • Added an arm64 simulator slice to allow testing on simulators for Apple Silicon Mac platforms.
  • Added a styleID parameter to GADDynamicHeightSearchRequest.
  • Added the -adDidRecordImpression: callback to GADFullScreenContentDelegate for fullscreen beta formats.
  • Added support for the NSUserDefaults gad_has_consent_for_cookies. The Mobile Ads SDK will enable limited ads (LTD) when the gad_has_consent_for_cookies preference is set to zero. See setting consent for cookies for more details.
  • The Mobile Ads SDK will disable transmission of the Advertising Identifier (IDFA) when the GADMobileAds.sharedInstance().requestConfiguration.tag is called with forChildDirectedTreatment: true (see child-directed setting), or GADMobileAds.sharedInstance().requestConfiguration.tagForUnderAgeOfConsent(true) is called (see users under the age of consent setting).
7.68.0 2020-11-04
  • Updated the SDK from a .framework to a .xcframework. CocoaPods 1.9.0 or higher is now required for CocoaPod installations.
  • Removed arm64e from the distribution. Local testing on arm64e will no longer be available.
  • Added Ad Inspector Beta.
  • Fixed a bug where the rootViewController of GADNativeCustomTemplateAd retains a strong pointer to the ad.
7.67.0 2020-10-21
  • Released new beta APIs for interstitial and rewarded ads. New APIs provide the same functionality but have improved consistency.
  • Added the neighboringContentURLStrings property to GADRequest.
  • Added APIs for the GADRewardedInterstitialAd format. Rewarded interstitial ads are currently in private beta. Reach out to your account manager to request access.
  • Fixed a bug where ad landing pages are cut off on devices with notches.
7.66.0 2020-09-28
  • Banner Ads: Added the adViewDidRecordImpression: delegate method to GADBannerViewDelegate.
7.65.0 2020-09-03
  • Requires apps to build against Xcode 11.0 or higher.
  • Deprecated the GADInstreamAd format.
  • Test Ads: Adding a test device is now supported in cases where IDFA is unavailable.
7.64.0 2020-08-11
7.63.0 2020-07-28
  • App Open Ads: Changed GADAppOpenAd to be a full screen format. App open ads are currently in private beta. Reach out to your account manager to request access.
  • Interstitial Mediation: interstitialDidDismissScreen: callbacks from mediation adapters are now de-duplicated.
7.62.0 2020-07-10
  • Fixed bug where videos would need to be clicked twice to play after being paused due to removing headphones.
7.61.0 2020-06-17
  • Added the dictionaryRepresentation property to GADResponseInfo to enable easier logging of response info.
  • Removed the DFPCustomRenderedAd class, an unused ad format class that apps shouldn't reference.
7.60.0 2020-05-20
  • Rewarded Ads: Modified serverSideVerificationOptions property of GADRewardedAd to be strong instead of copy.
  • Implemented the description method on GADResponseInfo and GADAdNetworkResponseInfo for easier logging.
  • All presentation errors (e.g., rewardedAd:didFailToPresentWithError:) now always return a code from GADPresentationErrorCode. Mediation presentation errors are surfaced as underlying errors.
7.59.0 2020-05-06
  • Open Measurement: Updated to OM SDK 1.3.3.
  • Interstitial Ads: Fixed a bug where interstitials on iPad could rotate to unsupported orientations, causing UI issues.
  • Test Ads: Updated the test ad label to read "Test mode" instead of "Test Ad" and updated the label UI.
7.58.0 2020-04-13
  • Minimum Xcode version support increased to 11.0.
  • Added the adNetworkInfoArray property to GADResponseInfo. This property surfaces metadata about mediation networks called as part of this ad response.
  • Disabled accessibility for hidden ad elements so tools like VoiceOver do not call out inactive elements.
7.57.0 2020-03-18
  • Deprecated GADRewardBasedVideoAd. All clients should use GADRewardedAd.
  • Improved error messages for "adapter not found" errors. Error messages now contain the name of the adapter.
  • Fixed a GADRewardedAd issue where the rewardedAd:didFailToPresentWithError: method would not be called back in cases where no rewarded ad had been loaded.
  • Fixed a potential crash that could occur if creatives attempted to load non-HTTP URLs inside a SafariViewController.
7.56.0 2020-02-28
  • Added disableAutomatedInAppPurchaseReporting and enableAutomatedInAppPurchaseReporting instance methods on GADMobileAds and deprecated the disableAutomatedInAppPurchaseReporting class method. Call disableAutomatedInAppPurchaseReporting prior to initializing the Google Mobile Ads SDK or loading ads to disable automated IAP reporting.
  • Added the disableMediationInitialization method to GADMobileAds. Call this method prior to initializing the Google Mobile Ads SDK to disable mediation adapter initialization.
  • Removed i386 architecture. 32-bit simulator support no longer exists.
7.55.1 2020-02-14
  • Rewarded ads: Fixed a bug where rewardedAd:didFailToPresentWithError: returned type NSString for the error instead of NSError.
7.55.0 2020-02-04
  • Removed all references to UIWebView. UIWebView is no longer supported.
7.54.0 2020-01-28
  • Open Measurement: Updated to OM SDK 1.3.1.
  • Enabled WKWebView as the SDK default across all web views.
  • Added support for reading consent parameters from IAB TCF v2.0 and the IAB us_privacy string.
7.53.1 2019-12-19
  • Renamed the kGADErrorAppIDMissing error code to kGADErrorApplicationIdentifierMissing.
  • Rewarded Mediation: Fixed a bug where bidding did not work when using the GADRewardedAd API.
7.53.0 2019-12-12
  • Open Measurement: Updated to OM SDK 1.2.21.
  • Interstitial/Rewarded Ads: Added the canPresentFromViewController: method. Multiscene applications can use this method to check whether the ad can still be presented when the scene changes size.
  • Interstitial Ads: interstitialDidFailToPresentScreen: is now called when trying to present an ad that isn't ready or an ad that was already presented.
  • Native ads: Fixed a bug where a UI API was called on a background thread.
  • Fixed the GADBlockSignalSource memory leak that occurred when loading ads.
  • Native Mediation: Removed GADMediatedNativeAppInstallAd and GADMediatedNativeContentAd.
  • Native Mediation: Added duration and currentTime properties into the GADMediatedUnifiedNativeAd protocol.
7.52.0 2019-11-06
  • Fixed a bug where the instream ad's media aspect ratio in the request was not respected.
7.51.0 2019-10-17
  • Minimum supported iOS version increased to iOS 9. Apps can still link against iOS 8, but ads will only load on iOS 9+.
  • Added currentTime and duration properties to GADMediaContent.
  • Added mediaContent property to GADInstreamAd and removed videoController, duration, currentTime, and aspectRatio properties.
  • Added the anchored adaptive banner API.
7.50.0 2019-09-18
  • Official release for iOS 13 support.
  • Open Measurement: Updated to OM SDK 1.2.19.
    • Added support for multi-scene apps. Apps supporting multiple scenes must set the scene property on GADRequest to receive appropriately sized ads.
    • Removed SKStoreProductViewController subclass, which is disallowed on iOS 13.
  • Resolved Apple warning during app store submission about deprecated API usage.
  • Added testRequestIdentifiers property to GADMobileAds.requestConfiguration. Deprecated the testDevices property on GADRequest.
  • Deprecated the kGADErrorMediationNoFill error code. All no fill errors now return the kGADErrorNoFill error code.
  • Rewarded Ads: The customRewardString property can now be set any time before a GADRewardedAd is shown. Previously, this property needed to be set prior to loading an ad.
  • Mediation: Improved public error messages when mediation adapters could not be found or do not conform to the correct protocol.
7.49.0 2019-08-20
  • Added an ad response identifier API for looking up creatives in the Ad Manager Ad Review Center.
7.48.0 2019-08-01
  • Open Measurement: Updated to OM SDK 1.2.17.
  • Rewarded Ads: Fixed a bug where apps using the old rewarded video APIs (e.g., GADRewardBasedVideoAd) saw impression drops in mediation reports.
7.47.0 2019-07-11
  • Open Measurement: Updated to OM SDK 1.2.16.
  • Improved logging messages when apps improperly configure their app ID in their Info.plist.
  • Fixed a rendering bug in interstitial and rewarded video app install ads.
7.46.0 2019-06-24
  • Included arm64e architecture in the GoogleMobileAds framework to support testing on device. Xcode 10 is now required to build.
  • Native Ads: Removed the previously deprecated GADNativeAppInstallAd and GADNativeContentAd APIs. Apps should use unified native ads.
  • Native Ads: Fixed a bug where the native ad returns a nil media view and aspect ratio of zero even though it has video content.
  • Mediation: Fixed a crash that occurs when mediation adapters fire multiple success/failure callbacks for the same request.
7.45.0 2019-06-17
  • Open Measurement: Updated to OM SDK 1.2.15.
  • Fixed a crash that occurs on rare occasions when dismissing video ads.
  • Updated the rewardedAdMetadataDidChange callback to not be called when metadata is nil.
7.44.0 2019-05-10
  • Official release for App Measurement support.
  • App measurement initializes and sends data on app start by default. Added an option to delay app measurement until the Google Mobile Ads SDK is explicitly called.
  • Open Measurement: Updated to OM SDK 1.2.14.
  • Removed GADCorrelator and its associated APIs. This feature was previously non-functional.
  • The preferredImageOrientation property in GADNativeAdImageAdLoaderOptions is deprecated. Use GADNativeAdMediaAdLoaderOptions instead.
7.43.0 2019-04-19
  • Updated the minimum required iOS version to 8.0.
  • Official release version for Open Measurement support.
  • Open Measurement: Includes OM SDK 1.2.13.
  • Open Measurement: Added support for custom native ad formats.
  • Native Ads: Added videoController and hasVideoContent properties to GADMediaContent.
  • Native Ads: Deprecated videoController in GADUnifiedNativeAd, and hasVideoContent and aspectRatio methods in GADVideoController.
  • Native ads: Added the GADNativeAdMediaAdLoaderOptions class with an aspectRatio property, enabling publishers to request a specific aspect ratio for a native ad's media asset. This option takes precedence over the preferredImageOrientation property in GADNativeAdImageAdLoaderOptions.
  • Native Ads: GADMediaView now respects the contentMode property when rendering images.
7.42.2 2019-03-29
  • Rewarded Mediation (New APIs): Fixed a bug where rewarded mediation adapters automatically get deallocated after the load call.
7.42.1 2019-03-25
  • Fixed a rare crash that may occur when video ads are deallocated.
7.42.0 2019-03-15
  • Google Mobile Ads SDK now depends on App Measurement. You must include the App Measurement framework and dependencies. Your application ID must be placed into your application's plist using the key GADApplicationIdentifier. See the Quick Start guide for more information.
  • SDK framework size reduced to below GitHub limits.
  • tagForChildDirectedTreatment has been added to GADMobileAds.sharedInstance.requestConfiguration. [GADRequest tagForChildDirectedTreatment] has been deprecated.
  • Fixed a bug where rewardBasedVideoAdMetadataDidChange: could be called when the metadata did not change.
7.41.0 2019-03-04
  • Rewarded Ads: Added new GADRewardedAd API (in open Beta), which allows loading of multiple rewarded ads concurrently.
  • Rewarded Ads: Added the admetadata property on GADRewardBasedVideoAd. Use rewardbasedvideoadmetadatadidchange: to listen for ad metadata changes.
7.40.0 2019-02-21
  • Performance improvements.
7.39.0 2019-02-08
  • Fixed a bug where referencing GADCustomEventParametersServer resulted in a build error.
  • Added the mainImage property in GADMediaContent class to set the main image asset for native ads when video is not available.
7.38.0 2019-01-22
  • Fixed a rendering issue for fluid ads displayed in table views.
  • Added new GADMediaContent class to provide media content information.
7.37.0 2018-12-10
  • Improved compatibility with Crashlytics to provide more usable crash reports with updated stack trace symbolication.
7.36.0 2018-11-16
  • Fixed an issue where certain mediation adapters could report multiple impressions from the same interstitial or rewarded ad.
7.35.2 2018-11-08
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes.
7.35.1 2018-10-22
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes.
7.35.0 2018-10-17
  • Fixed an issue that prevented rewarded ads from loading after a new rewarded ad is loaded inside the rewardBasedVideoAdDidClose: delegate method.
  • Minimum Xcode version is now 9.2.
7.34.0 2018-09-26
  • Requesting a second rewarded ad while another rewarded ad is being presented is no longer allowed. This fixes an issue in which requesting the second rewarded ad would break several third-party mediation adapters. Another ad can be requested after presentation is over in rewardBasedVideoAdDidClose:.
  • Fixed: CocoaPod updated to reduce file size below 100 MB, allowing SDK files to be pushed to GitHub repositories.
7.33.1 2018-09-13
  • Native ads: Fixed an issue where video ads would sometimes not play correctly.
  • Native ads: Fixed an issue where GADMediaView was empty for non-video ads.
  • DFP banner ads: Fixed a bug where the resize method was not behaving correctly.
7.33.0 2018-09-10
  • Added support for iOS 12.
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.
7.32.0 2018-08-13
  • Rewarded ads: Added the customRewardString property to GADRewardBasedVideoAd, enabling publishers to pass custom data to server-side verification requests.
  • Native ads: GADNativeAppInstallAd, GADNativeContentAd, and associated APIs are deprecated in favor of GADUnifiedNativeAd. See the Native Ads Advanced Unified guide for further instructions on using the new APIs.
  • Native ads: Added the "Mute This Ad" feature.
  • Native ads: Fixed a bug where AdChoices view was removed when reusing ad views in collection views.
  • Added the requestConfiguration property to GADMobileAds, which can be used to specify maxAdContentRating and tagForUnderAgeOfConsent parameters for all ad requests.
  • Mediation: Added maxAdContentRating and underAgeOfConsent properties to GADMediationAdRequest.
7.31.0 2018-05-17
7.30.0 2018-03-26
  • MRAID v3 beta version.
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.
7.29.0 2018-02-16
  • Fixed a bug introduced in 7.28.0 that caused graphical glitches in GameKit apps.
7.28.0 2018-01-31
  • Native ads: Added Unified Native Ad API. This combines GADNativeAppInstallAds and GADNativeContentAds into one new type: GADUnifiedNativeAd. For more details, see the Unified Native Ads guide.
  • Rewarded video: Added the rewardBasedVideoAdDidCompletePlaying: method to GADRewardBasedVideoAdDelegate to notify publishers when a video completes.
  • Rewarded video mediation: Added the connectorDidCompletePlayingRewardBasedVideoAd: method to GADMRewardBasedVideoAdConnectorDelegate for mediation adapters to invoke when a video completes.
  • Native mediation: Updated GADMediatedNativeAdDelegate.h to give adapters access to the individual views used in a native ad.




7.27.0 2017-12-13
  • Added support for native video mediation. Native mediation adapters must implement the mediaView method on GADMediatedNativeAppInstallAd and GADMediatedNativeContentAd and return their media view.
  • Added dependencies on the QuartzCore and CFNetwork frameworks.
7.26.0 2017-11-17
  • iPhone X support.
  • For full screen ads, the default close button now renders within the safe area.
  • Removed the nativeAd property from GADAdChoicesView and GADMediaView.
  • Limits SDK interactions with Apple's StoreServices to once per session, at app launch.
  • Test ads now show a label on top of the ad. See the testing guide for more details.
7.25.0 2017-10-25
  • Native Mediation: Adapters now get the call to mediatedNativeAd:didRenderInView:viewController: as soon as a native ad is associated with a native ad view, instead of waiting for that native ad view to be visible.
  • Native Mediation: Adapters now get a call to mediatedNativeAdDidUntrackView: with a nil view when the tracked view gets deallocated.
7.24.1 2017-9-27
  • Updates the way the SDK interacts with Apple's StoreServices.
7.24.0 2017-9-20
  • Official release for iOS 11 support.
  • GADAdDelegate has been removed. GADAudioVideoManager should be used instead to manage ads audio.
  • Fixed an iOS 11 bug where banner views were shifted down due to content insets.
  • Added a dependency on the Security framework.
7.23.0 2017-09-05
  • Mediation adapters now get notified via mediatedNativeAd:didUntrackView: when a native ad is deallocated.
7.22.0 2017-08-08
  • Fixed issue where an "ad failed to load" event was not being invoked when an ad request is dropped, due to the app running in a background state.
7.21.0 2017-06-20
  • For interstitial ad units that are opted-out of video ads, the interstitial ads served will have an immediate close option, even if an MRAID creative calls useCustomClose.
  • Added text to the debug menu to indicate if creative preview or troubleshooting mode is active.
  • Added the GADMultipleAdsAdLoaderOptions class, which allows publishers to specify the number of ads to load for a single request.
  • Added the loading property to GADAdLoader, which indicates whether the ad loader is currently loading ads.
  • Added a new, optional delegate method -adLoaderDidFinishLoading: to GADAdLoaderDelegate, which is invoked after a GADAdLoader finishes returning all of the ads for a request.
7.20.0 2017-05-03
  • Removed in-app purchase ad format.
  • Removed armv7s architecture.
7.19.1 2017-04-13
  • Fixed issue where incorrect ad size was being forwarded to mediation networks for smart banner mediation.
7.19.0 2017-03-16
  • Added the openInlineBrowser() method to google_mobile_app_ads.js for opening a URL in a SFSafariViewController.
  • Added GADAudioVideoManagerDelegate to provide notifications for the start and pause/stop of audio and video ad playback.
7.18.0 2017-02-23
  • Added play, pause, and setMute methods to GADVideoController.
  • Added new delegate methods to GADVideoControllerDelegate corresponding to the start, pause, end, mute and unmute of video content.
  • Added support for rewarded video mediation adapters to opt in to early initialization before an ad request is made.
7.17.0 2017-01-31
  • Added nativeAdDidRecordImpression and nativeAdDidRecordClick to GADNativeAdDelegate.
7.16.0 2016-12-12
  • Added a video controller to DFPBannerView object.
  • GADNativeExpressAdView, GADNativeContentAd, GADNativeCustomTemplateAd, GADNativeContentAd, and GADNativeCustomTemplateAd video controller properties are now non-null.
  • Native Mediation: Adapters can now set the adChoicesView property on GADMediatedNativeAppInstallAd and GADMediatedNativeContentAd to render AdChoices.
7.15.0 2016-11-21
  • Added a GADMediaView property to GADNativeContentAd and GADNativeCustomTemplateAd.
7.14.0 2016-10-28
  • Moved mediation adapter headers into framework and global header.
  • For the kGADAdSizeFluid ad size, changing the banner's size no longer changes the banner view's frame size.
7.13.1 2016-10-20
  • Added support for in-app preview and troubleshooting in Google Ad Manager.
7.13.0 2016-10-17
  • Added dependency on the JavaScriptCore framework.
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes.
7.12.1 2016-10-05
  • Corrected nullability annotations for GADNativeAppInstallAd and GADNativeContentAd.
7.12.0 2016-09-28
  • Bug fixes for crashes involving GADStringFromCGFloat.
  • Added GADNativeAdViewAdOptions to specify the location of AdChoices in native ads.
  • Added the adNetworkClassName property to GADRewardBasedVideoAd.
7.11.0 2016-09-15
  • Removed dependencies on CoreBlueooth, EventKit, and EventKitUI frameworks.
  • Apps no longer need to provide text for NSCalendarsUsageDescription and NSBluetoothPeripheralUsageDescription when updating apps for iOS 10.
  • Removed MRAID 2.0 createCalendarEvent and storePicture support.
7.10.1 2016-08-26
  • Bug fix for crashes involving GADStringFromCGFloat.
7.10.0 2016-08-16
  • When associating native ads with a view, the view's userInteractionEnabled property is changed to NO to match the SDK's expectations.
  • Added dependency on MobileCoreServices.
  • Added an API to tell the ad network if the SDK version is at least major.minor.patch.
7.9.1 2016-07-18
  • Fixed bug affecting rewarded video mediation.
7.9.0 2016-07-13
  • Added GLKit, OpenGLES, CoreMotion and CoreVideo framework dependencies to improve and enhance ad rendering and quality.
  • Added the +[GADMobileAds configureWithApplicationID:] method. AdMob publishers should call this method with their application ID.
  • Google Ad Manager publishers who use SDK mediation will no longer get the warning "mediated ad type is unknown or invalid".
7.8.1 2016-05-11
  • Added SDK support for automatically using location data when a user has explicitly enabled an app's location permissions.
7.8.0 2016-04-28
  • Added dependency on CoreBluetooth and SafariServices frameworks.
  • Added nullability annotations to the SDK's main header files for improved Swift optionals support.
  • Added support for GADAdSizeDelegate in ads with size kGADAdSizeFluid.
7.7.1 2016-04-06
  • Resolved issue with Native Ad click handling in scroll views.
7.7.0 2016-02-24
  • Added support for rewarded video ads.
  • Added support for bitcode. While this has increased the size of the SDK download, it will not significantly increase the size of app binaries. To change this setting for your app, go to your project's Build Settings and under the Build Options section, set Enable Bitcode to Yes.
  • Added a dependency on the MediaPlayer framework. You will need to link this framework to your app's binary. If you are using CocoaPods, run pod install --repo-update.
  • Removed all references to userID in reward-based video APIs.
  • Calls to the loadRequest: method for GADInterstitial are always paired with an asynchronous didFailToReceiveAd:withError: or interstitialDidReceiveAd: delegate call. Fixed a corner case where this contract was not upheld.
  • Native Mediation: Added the ability for adapters to handle and report click events.
  • Search ads: Added support for dynamic height.
7.6.0 2015-12-07
  • Protocol methods for mediation adapters have been regrouped/moved to make them simpler.
  • Corrected the capitalization of the didFailToLoadWithError message in the GADRewardBasedVideoAdDelegate protocol.
7.5.2 2015-10-16
  • Bug fixes.
7.5.1 2015-09-30
  • Fixes crashes in GADStatisticsCore.
7.5.0 2015-09-22
  • SDK no longer uses UIApplication's canOpenURL method on iOS 9 devices.
  • Fixes issue where GADNativeAdDelegate methods were not called.
  • GADAdLoaderDelegate's adLoader:didFailToReceiveAdWithError callback is now called if no ad types are requested.
7.4.1 2015-08-13
  • Fixes a crash that occurs when the user completes an in-app purchase for a product whose identifier contains a special character.
7.4.0 2015-07-30
  • MRAID v2 beta version.
  • Added new global settings for crash reporting and automatic in-app purchase (IAP) tracking. If automatic in-app purchase tracking is enabled, this removes the dependency on the Conversion Tracking SDK for reporting IAP conversions.
  • The adUnitID property on GADInterstitial is now readonly.
  • Added APIs for reward-based video mediation.
  • Deprecated setLocationWithDescription: on GADRequest. Use setLocationWithLatitude:longitude:accuracy: instead.
7.3.1 2015-05-28
  • Added support for app install and content native ad formats across AdMob, Ad Manager, and Ad Exchange.
  • Added support for custom native ad formats, available for Ad Manager reservations.
  • Fixed a regression introduced in 7.2.0 where smart banners displayed incorrectly in landscape on iOS 8.
7.2.2 2015-05-07
  • Fixes the following warning when uploading to the App Store:
    The app references non-public selectors in Payload/(<app_id>):clientId,screenName,setScreenName.
7.2.1 2015-04-30
  • Simulators once again load live ads by default. Add kGADSimulatorID to the testDevices property on GADRequest to get test ads on simulators.
  • Added ability for mediation adapters and custom events to record clicks for interstitials.
  • Added minor improvements to custom event APIs.
  • Added GADInterstitial initWithAdUnitID: and deprecated GADInterstitial init.
  • Deprecated the setValidAdSizesWithSizes method in DFPBannerView. Use DFPBannerView.validAdSizes instead.
7.1.0 2015-04-01
  • Requires linking against CoreMedia.framework.
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes.
7.0.0 2015-02-03
  • Dropped support for iOS 5.
  • Released SDK as a framework.
  • Removed dependency on the -ObjC linker flag.
  • Improved ad loading time on iOS 8.
  • Added requestAgent property to GADRequest. Third-party integrations should set this property to denote the platform from which the request originated.
  • Added new DFPRequest class, which supports custom targeting and category exclusions.
  • Moved publisherProvidedID property from DFPExtras to DFPRequest.
  • Replaced GADAdMobExtras and DFPExtras with a single GADExtras class.
  • Deprecated GADBannerView's hasAutoRefreshed property.
  • Removed the GAD_SIMULATOR_ID macro—test ads are automatically enabled in the simulator when using GADBannerView and GADInterstitial.
  • Removed GADRequest's mediationExtras, additionalParameters, and testing properties.
  • Deprecated GADRequest's setBirthdayWithMonth:day:year:.
  • Removed GADRequest's addKeyword: method.
  • Removed DFPSwipeableBannerView class.
6.12.2 2014-11-06
  • Turned off bouncing for banner ads.
  • Fixed crash occurring in DumpViews.
6.12.0 2014-09-18
  • Official release for iOS 8 support.
  • Ad loading takes less time on the main thread on iOS 8.
  • Smart Banner ads are correctly displayed in landscape on iOS 8.
  • Requires linking against two new frameworks: EventKit and EventKitUI. These are auto-linked if modules and auto-linking frameworks are enabled.
  • Deprecated mediatedAdView property on GADBannerView.
  • Removed the previously deprecated loadAndDisplayRequest:usingWindow:initialImage: method on GADInterstitial.
6.11.1 2014-08-07 Corrected banner view initialization from nibs.
6.10.0 2014-07-17
  • Ads now default to opening in Safari instead of the in-app browser. The creative can override this behavior by specifying mraid.expand() or admob.opener.openOverlay().
  • Swipe gestures have been disabled on DFPBannerView.
  • DFPSwipeableBannerView has been deprecated in favor of DFPBannerView.
6.9.3 2014-06-12
  • The loadAndDisplayRequest:usingWindow:initialImage method on GADInterstitial has been deprecated.
  • Unbundled analytics packages from SDK resulting in (9.6 -> 3.4)MB SDK size reduction. The analytics SDK can be downloaded here.
  • The contentURL property on DFPExtras has been moved to GADRequest.
  • Various bug fixes.
6.9.2 2014-05-07
  • Dropped support for iOS 4.3. The SDK supports iOS 5.0 and higher and now provides ARC weak references.
  • Added a 320x100 large banner format, with constant kGADAdSizeLargeBanner.
  • Added a new interstitial format to launch in-app purchases. Set the inAppPurchaseDelegate property on GADInterstitial to handle in-app purchase events.
6.8.0 2014-01-24
  • Improved ad targeting.
  • Required to link against the CoreTelephony framework.
  • Fixed a crash that occurs when the device enters airplane mode.
6.7.0 2013-12-12
  • Improved performance of ads when placed inside a UITableView.
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes.
6.6.1 2013-11-13 Fixed some memory leaks when using mediation.
6.6.0 2013-11-05
  • Required to link against the AVFoundation framework.
  • Added support for arm64 and x86_64 architectures.
  • Significantly reduced library size.
  • Added adNetworkClassName property on GADBannerView and GADInterstitial.
  • Fixed bug where Ad Manager app events were not firing for interstitials.
  • Bundled the Ad Exchange HTML adapter directly into the library. Ad Exchange developers no longer need to link libAdapterHtml.a separately.
6.5.1 2013-08-29 Hides the status bar for full-screen views on iOS 7.
6.5.0 2013-07-16
  • Fixed GADBannerView resizing bug.
  • API change for COPPA field in GADRequest.
  • Passes Apple's IDFA in the ad request.
  • Updated mediation warning messages for linker flag usage.
6.4.2 2013-05-20 Fix for recurring GADMRAIDInterceptor issue.
6.4.1 2013-04-18 Fixed a crash that occurred when the Advertising Identifier is nil.
6.4.0 2013-04-08
  • Fixed GADInterstitial crashing when app is running in the background.
  • Fixed a GADMRAIDInterceptor threading crash.
  • Fixed a bug so that interstitial delegates now receive interstitialWillLeaveApplication.
  • Renamed MD5 symbols to prevent duplicate symbol errors.
  • Added support for receiving test ads when using AdMob through mediation.
  • Test ads are only available on devices running iOS 6+.
  • Removed all uses of UDID.
6.3.0 2013-02-14
  • Added a logging statement that provides the ID to pass to request.testDevices to enable test ads on a specific device.
  • Added support for test ads on iOS 6.
  • Fixed a crash in GADMraidInterceptor.
6.2.1 2012-10-16
  • Required to link against the StoreKit framework.
  • Fixed a crash for when app is rotated before first mediation ad is received.
6.2.0 2012-09-26
  • The -all_load flag is no longer necessary when building for ARMv7s; the -ObjC flag is still required.
  • Required to link against the AdSupport framework.
  • Required to use Xcode 4.5 and build against iOS 6. The minimum deployment is iOS 4.3.
  • The SDK has removed ARMv6 instructions, and now includes ARMv7s instructions.
  • Uses Apple's Identifier For Advertising (IDFA) for iOS 6 and UDID for versions below iOS 6.
  • Various bug fixes for iOS 6.
  • Compatibility of in-app browser for the taller screen of iPhone 5.
  • Compatibility with autolayout for iOS 6.
6.1.4/5 2012-08-09
  • Bug fix for third-party click/impression tracking.
  • DFPBannerView can be created without having an initial size. Make sure validAdSizes is set before loading a loading a request.

6.1.5: This version utilizes the universal device identifier (UDID). Apps utilizing this version must obtain appropriate user consent for sending device identifier information in compliance with relevant iOS policies.

6.1.1/2 2012-07-19
  • Fixed MRaid Interceptor crashing when accessing nil key issue.
  • Publishers will need to add an -all_load flag when using the SDK.
  • Added DFPBannerView, DFPInterstitial, and DFPExtras objects specifically for Ad Manager publishers.
  • New Ad Manager feature: Multiple ad sizes.
  • New Ad Manager feature: App Events.
  • Ad Manager, Search, and Mediation headers are now included in the "Add-ons" subfolder, thus no longer requiring separate downloads.
  • Known issue: When using GADBannerView with Interface Builder, the frame size needs to be set explicitly before loading a request.

6.1.2: This version utilizes the universal device identifier (UDID). Apps utilizing this version must obtain appropriate user consent for sending device identifier information in compliance with relevant iOS policies.

6.0.3/4 2012-05-10
  • Added frequency capping.
  • Fixed some minor bugs.

6.0.4: This version utilizes the universal device identifier (UDID). Apps utilizing this version must obtain appropriate user consent for sending device identifier information in compliance with relevant iOS policies.

6.0.1 2012-04-19
  • Added ad network mediation.
  • Mediation includes ability to mediate house ads and custom events.
  • Added MRAID v1.0 support for all versions of the iOS platform.
  • Deprecated GAD_SIZE_#x# macros in favor of GADAdSize constants.
  • Added support for full-width ads through the new GADSize constants: kGADAdSizeSmartBannerPortrait and kGADAdSizeSmartBannerLandscape.
  • GADRequest now uses registerAdNetworkExtras: to set extras. The additionalParameters property has been deprecated.

As of version 5.0.8, the iOS SDK does not reference uniqueIdentifier.

5.0.8 2012-03-30
  • Removed any references made to uniqueIdentifier, a deprecated UIDevice property.
  • The testDevices property has been deprecated in favor of the now un-deprecated testing property.
5.0.5 2011-11-30
  • Added support for additional Rich Media interstitial ad formats for iPhone and iPad. This update will be forward-compatible with all future interstitial ad formats.
  • Improved interstitial impression tracking.
  • GADInterstitial has always been a one-time-use object, but it will now gracefully fail by calling didFailToReceiveAdWithError: on any requests to load or display an interstitial after the first request.
5.0.4 2011-10-28 Fix oversized buttons on retina displays in in-app browser.
5.0.3 2011-10-24
  • Custom search ads integration.
  • iOS 5.0 support.
  • Faster interstitial loads.
  • Modal view controller ad presentation fix.
  • Fixed anchor tag behavior.
4.1.1 2011-07-18
  • Additionally certified on iOS 5.0 Beta 3.
  • GTMStringEncoding has been namespaced to avoid linker collisions with other libraries.
  • In-app browser closes itself for misconfigured App Store ads.
  • Fixed memory leaks in the SDK.
  • Fixed click tracking problems with DoubleClick for Advertisers (DFA) banners.
  • Fixed a couple of very rare crashes.
  • Google Ad Manager official release version.
4.1.0 2011-05-02
  • All view controllers are properly dismissed when a close is issued from JavaScript on a view controller obscured in the stack of view controllers.
  • Added support for server-provided AFMA interstitial timeouts.
  • Test mode is now a enabled by white listing device IDs.
  • Added a method for re-using the same UIWebView in a banner and Rich Media Overlay.
  • Added device submodel to the onshow dictionary.
  • Fixed memory leaks in GADBrowserController and UIWebViews.
  • App-open interstitial view controller locks itself into portrait to remove a warning log from the console.
  • Any 5xx HTTP response codes now return a "server error" instead of a "network error".
4.0.2 2011-03-15 General Availability release.