Version: 2021.3
Building for iOS
Development builds

Advanced options

When you’ve configured your project in Unity Cloud BuildA continuous integration service for Unity projects that automates the process of creating builds on Unity’s servers. More info
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, you can set up advanced build options for each of your build targets.

These options accommodate the more complex build processing options supported in the Unity Editor.

To access your build target’s advanced options, go to the Unity Developer website. Select your project, enter the Unity Cloud Build section for the project, then select the Config tab, shown below.

Config tab
Config tab

Click Advanced Options.

When you click the Advanced Options drop-down, the build target’s advanced options are displayed.

Click Edit Advanced Options to bring up a screen to configure these options.

The Edit Advanced Options screen
The Edit Advanced Options screen

Advanced options per build target

All advanced options are set per build target. This means that, for example, when you click the Advanced Options link for an iOSApple’s mobile operating system. More info
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target, those options are only for that iOS target. When you click Advanced Options for an Android target, those options are only for that Android target. This lets you use different pre- and post-methods per platform, per build target.

The table below describes the Advanced Options.

Property Description
Development Builds A development build includes debug symbols and enables the ProfilerA window that helps you to optimize your game. It shows how much time is spent in the various areas of your game. For example, it can report the percentage of time spent rendering, animating, or in your game logic. More info
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. For more information, see Development buildsA development build includes debug symbols and enables the Profiler. More info
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Pre-Export Method Manipulate Project files before the Project is built. Examples include copying variables from an external file into the Project, processing Assets, or working with plug-insA set of code created outside of Unity that creates functionality in Unity. There are two kinds of plug-ins you can use in Unity: Managed plug-ins (managed .NET assemblies created with tools like Visual Studio) and Native plug-ins (platform-specific native code libraries). More info
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that require special treatment. For more information, see Pre- and post-export methods.
Pre-Build Script Cloud Build will run this script before the Unity build process starts. You can use this script for custom pre/post processing.
Post-Build Script Cloud Build will run this script after the Unity build process is completed. You can use this script for custom pre/post processing.
Custom Defines Unity includes a feature called Platform Dependent Compilation. This consists of preprocessor directives that let you partition your scriptsA piece of code that allows you to create your own Components, trigger game events, modify Component properties over time and respond to user input in any way you like. More info
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to compile and execute a section of code exclusively for one of the supported platforms. You can also specify your own #define directives for each build target. For more information, see Custom scripting #define directives.
SceneA Scene contains the environments and menus of your game. Think of each unique Scene file as a unique level. In each Scene, you place your environments, obstacles, and decorations, essentially designing and building your game in pieces. More info
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Use this to configure a build target to build a set of Scenes that’s different to what is set up in the project’s Build Settings menu in the Unity Editor. For more information, see Including specific Scenes.

Using Xcode frameworks

When building for iOS, you might need to include various frameworks after the Unity build process is done, but before the Xcode build process starts.

See Xcode frameworks for more information.

Building for iOS
Development builds