user2462805 user2462805 - 1 year ago 85
Swift Question

UIImagePicker source type doesn't want to change

I've set an UIImagePicker with a

as a sourcetype in order to develop an app.

import UIKit

class PictureViewController: UIViewController, UIImagePickerControllerDelegate, UINavigationControllerDelegate {

/////////////////// OUTLETS ////////////////////
///////////////// PROPERTIES ///////////////////
var imagePicker = UIImagePickerController()

override func viewDidLoad() {

imagePicker.delegate = self


func imagePickerController(_ picker: UIImagePickerController, didFinishPickingMediaWithInfo info: [String : Any]) {
// Where do we want our photos from and we don't want edited photos
imagePicker.allowsEditing = false
imagePicker.sourceType =
imagePicker.cameraCaptureMode = .photo
imagePicker.modalPresentationStyle = .fullScreen

// Let's take the image from the picker
let image = info[UIImagePickerControllerOriginalImage] as! UIImage
snapImage.image = image

// When the user picks a picture, disabling the background color of the UIImageView
snapImage.backgroundColor = UIColor.clear

// Closing the image picker
imagePicker.dismiss(animated: true, completion: nil)

@IBAction func cameraTapped(_ sender: Any) {
present(imagePicker, animated: true, completion: nil)

Now that my app is finished I want to try my app on my Iphone so I changed this :

imagePicker.sourceType = .savedPhotosAlbum


imagePicker.sourceType =

And I have added in my

<string>We want to access your camera to ...</string>

But when I try to take a picture, it keeps showing me my photos album and that is the problem.
I want to be able to take a picture from the camera of my phone.

Answer Source

You need to put this code

imagePicker.allowsEditing = false
imagePicker.sourceType =
imagePicker.cameraCaptureMode = .photo
imagePicker.modalPresentationStyle = .fullScreen

in either viewDidLoad or cameraTapped

Problem - As right now you are putting this code in the delegate method of UIImagePicker which gets called after either picking the image or taking the image.

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