nick nick - 9 months ago 39
iOS Question

Detect when home button is pressed iOS

I have several iOS apps that all use the same port to listen for a network beacon. On the main view I use viewWillDisappear to close the port when another view is opened, which was working great. Then I noticed if I pressed the home button from the main view controller without opening another view to close the port, then the port stays open and non of my other apps can listen on that port any more. I then tried using viewWillUnload, but that doesn't seem to get called when I press the home button.

//[super viewWillUnload];
NSLog(@"View will unload");
[udpSocket close];
udpSocket = nil;

View will unload is never displayed in the console, which leads me to believe that the method is never getting called.

Is there a way to detect when the home button is pressed so I can close my port?

Answer Source

These are your options

In your app delegate:

- (void)applicationWillResignActive:(UIApplication *)application
    // Sent when the application is about to move from active to inactive state. This can occur for certain types of temporary interruptions (such as an incoming phone call or SMS message) or when the user quits the application and it begins the transition to the background state.
    // Use this method to pause ongoing tasks, disable timers, and throttle down OpenGL ES frame rates. Games should use this method to pause the game.

- (void)applicationDidEnterBackground:(UIApplication *)application
    // Use this method to release shared resources, save user data, invalidate timers, and store enough application state information to restore your application to its current state in case it is terminated later. 
    // If your application supports background execution, this method is called instead of applicationWillTerminate: when the user quits.

- (void)applicationWillTerminate:(UIApplication *)application
    // Called when the application is about to terminate. Save data if appropriate. See also applicationDidEnterBackground:.