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Cocoapods Pod install – Pod update differences

How to get a clear succinct picture of these two popular actions.

Use pod install to install new pods in your project. Even if you already have a Podfile and ran pod install before; so even if you are just adding/removing pods to a project already using CocoaPods.

Use pod update [PODNAME] only when you want to update pods to a newer version.

Now, here’s the tricky part, if there’s an existing Podfile.lock that specifies the versions of all requested pods, there is no difference.

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