Prajyot Prajyot - 1 year ago 170
iOS Question

Using UNNotificationServiceExtension for rich remote notifications

I am trying to implement the rich remote notifications in ios 10. I have implemented this code. The control after receiving the notification is going here, but I don't know how to download the image and display in the notifications. Thanks in advance.

class NotificationService: UNNotificationServiceExtension {

var contentHandler: ((UNNotificationContent) -> Void)?
var bestAttemptContent: UNMutableNotificationContent?

override func didReceive(_ request: UNNotificationRequest, withContentHandler contentHandler: @escaping (UNNotificationContent) -> Void) {
self.contentHandler = contentHandler
bestAttemptContent = (request.content.mutableCopy() as? UNMutableNotificationContent)

if let bestAttemptContent = bestAttemptContent {
// Modify the notification content here...
//print("title for image = \(bestAttemptContent.title)")
bestAttemptContent.title = "\(bestAttemptContent.title) [modified]"



override func serviceExtensionTimeWillExpire() {
// Called just before the extension will be terminated by the system.
// Use this as an opportunity to deliver your "best attempt" at modified content, otherwise the original push payload will be used.
if let contentHandler = contentHandler, let bestAttemptContent = bestAttemptContent {


Answer Source

you will get an attachment in your notificationData like this

"attachment-url": "https://yourimage.png"

and this is how you can use it

self.contentHandler = contentHandler
        bestAttemptContent = (request.content.mutableCopy() as? UNMutableNotificationContent)

        // Get the custom data from the notification payload
        if let notificationData = request.content.userInfo["data"] as? [String: String] {
            // Grab the attachment
            if let urlString = notificationData["attachment-url"], let fileUrl = URL(string: urlString) {
                // Download the attachment
                URLSession.shared.downloadTask(with: fileUrl) { (location, response, error) in
                    if let location = location {
                        // Move temporary file to remove .tmp extension
                        let tmpDirectory = NSTemporaryDirectory()
                        let tmpFile = "file://".appending(tmpDirectory).appending(fileUrl.lastPathComponent)
                        let tmpUrl = URL(string: tmpFile)!
                        try! FileManager.default.moveItem(at: location, to: tmpUrl)

                        // Add the attachment to the notification content
                        if let attachment = try? UNNotificationAttachment(identifier: "", url: tmpUrl) {
                            self.bestAttemptContent?.attachments = [attachment]
                    // Serve the notification content

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