.ipa File size has changed drastically

The last few distribution (release) iOS builds (.ipa) of my app have been at around 80mb since I added a firebase plugin, before I added that plug in it was at around 6mb.

However, today I have just built another release build (minor changes) and the .ipa file size has gone down to 7.3mb.

The smaller the file the better but thought I best check-in in case something might be amiss with the build process?


As far as we know, the build process is working fine. Did you review the log?

Yes, and the app is working as expected.

All I can see is the cordova-firebase-messaging plugin was updated a few days ago so perhaps they made some vast optimising or removed a huge chuck of redundant code since they updated it for Android 12.