Sunday, July 31, 2016

Local Notification in iOS 10 for Objective-C and Swift 3

The way you use to work with Local Notification in iOS 9 and below is completely different in iOS 10.

Below screen grab from Apple release notes depicts this.

Below is code for local notification :

Objective-C :

1. In App-delegate.h file use @import UserNotifications;
2. App-delegate should conform to UNUserNotificationCenterDelegate protocol
3. In didFinishLaunchingOptions use below code :

 UNUserNotificationCenter *center = [UNUserNotificationCenter currentNotificationCenter];
    [center requestAuthorizationWithOptions:(UNAuthorizationOptionBadge | UNAuthorizationOptionSound | UNAuthorizationOptionAlert)
                          completionHandler:^(BOOL granted, NSError * _Nullable error) {
                              if (!error) {
                                  NSLog(@"request authorization succeeded!");
                                  [self showAlert];

-(void)showAlert {
    UIAlertController *objAlertController = [UIAlertController alertControllerWithTitle:@"Alert" message:@"show an alert!" preferredStyle:UIAlertControllerStyleAlert];
    UIAlertAction *cancelAction = [UIAlertAction
                                   handler:^(UIAlertAction *action) {
                                       NSLog(@"Ok clicked!");
    [objAlertController addAction:cancelAction];
    [[[[[UIApplication sharedApplication] windows] objectAtIndex:0] rootViewController] presentViewController:objAlertController animated:YES completion:^{

4. Now create a button in any view controller and in IBAction use below code :

 UNMutableNotificationContent *objNotificationContent = [[UNMutableNotificationContent alloc] init];
    objNotificationContent.title = [NSString localizedUserNotificationStringForKey:@“Notification!” arguments:nil];
    objNotificationContent.body = [NSString localizedUserNotificationStringForKey:@“This is local notification message!“
    objNotificationContent.sound = [UNNotificationSound defaultSound];
    /// 4. update application icon badge number
    objNotificationContent.badge = @([[UIApplication sharedApplication] applicationIconBadgeNumber] + 1);
    // Deliver the notification in five seconds.
    UNTimeIntervalNotificationTrigger *trigger = [UNTimeIntervalNotificationTrigger
                                                  triggerWithTimeInterval:10.f repeats:NO];       
    UNNotificationRequest *request = [UNNotificationRequest requestWithIdentifier:@“ten”
                                                                          content:objNotificationContent trigger:trigger];
    /// 3. schedule localNotification
    UNUserNotificationCenter *center = [UNUserNotificationCenter currentNotificationCenter];
    [center addNotificationRequest:request withCompletionHandler:^(NSError * _Nullable error) {
        if (!error) {
            NSLog(@“Local Notification succeeded“);
else {
    NSLog(@“Local Notification failed“);

Swift 3:

1. In App-delegate.h file use import UserNotifications
2. App-delegate should conform to UNUserNotificationCenterDelegate protocol
3. In didFinishLaunchingWithOptions use below code 

 // Override point for customization after application launch.
        let center = UNUserNotificationCenter.current()
        center.requestAuthorization(options: [.alert, .sound]) { (granted, error) in
            // Enable or disable features based on authorization.
            if((error == nil)) {
                print(“Request authorization failed!")
            else {
                print(“Request authorization succeeded!")

func showAlert() {
        let objAlert = UIAlertController(title: "Alert", message: "Request authorization succeeded", preferredStyle: UIAlertControllerStyle.alert)
        objAlert.addAction(UIAlertAction(title: "OK", style: UIAlertActionStyle.default, handler: nil))
        //self.presentViewController(objAlert, animated: true, completion: nil)
        UIApplication.shared().keyWindow?.rootViewController?.present(objAlert, animated: true, completion: nil)

4. Now create a button in any view controller and in IBAction use below code :

let content = UNMutableNotificationContent()
        content.title = NSString.localizedUserNotificationString(forKey: "Hello!", arguments: nil)
        content.body = NSString.localizedUserNotificationString(forKey: "Hello_message_body", arguments: nil)
        content.sound = UNNotificationSound.default()
        content.categoryIdentifier = "notify-test"
        let trigger = UNTimeIntervalNotificationTrigger.init(timeInterval: 5, repeats: false)
        let request = UNNotificationRequest.init(identifier: "notify-test", content: content, trigger: trigger)
        let center = UNUserNotificationCenter.current()


  1. how can i trigger Localnotification on scheduled date using datepicker. means user set notification via datepicker.

  2. i tried abv sample but it is not firing on scheduled tym it is firing only once?

  3. thanks, it is helpfull for me but in ios10 timeinterval must be 60 if i used repeats:true which am i getting from complier side but here i want to reduce timeinterval .so pls tell me what can i do for it.

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    objNotificationContent.sound = [UNNotificationSound defaultSound]; // after this

    NSString *UNExtensionID=@"animatedContentExtension";
    NSError *error;
    UNNotificationAttachment *attachment;
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