Reaper Reaper - 21 days ago 7
Objective-C Question

UITableView Swipe to delete not working properly on iOS8

I have a view controller, having a uitableview inside a uiview. The delegate and datasource embeded properly and everything is working fine.

I am using commitEditingStyle and canEditRowAtIndexPathMethods delegate methods for swipe to delete functionality.

The usage of methods are as follows.

- (void)tableView:(UITableView *)tableView commitEditingStyle:(UITableViewCellEditingStyle)editingStyle forRowAtIndexPath:(NSIndexPath *)indexPath {

if (editingStyle == UITableViewCellEditingStyleDelete) {

NSDictionary *dataElement = [cartArray objectAtIndex:indexPath.row];

NSString *productId = [dataElement objectForKey:@"id"];
NSString *productSizeId = [dataElement objectForKey:@"beden_id"];

[self deleteTableRowWithId:productId sizeId:productSizeId];


- (BOOL)tableView:(UITableView *)tableView canEditRowAtIndexPath:(NSIndexPath *)indexPath{
return YES;

The swipe gesture and delegate methods are working very fine without any problem on iOS7 tested both on emulator and device, however on iOS8 the swipe gesture doesn't work properly.

I tested this on iOS8 using iPhone 6 and to activate swipe I need to swipe like 20 times or more and from the edge table cell, sometimes cant even manage to get the swipe delete button at all.

I checked and tried most of the solutions on stack-overflow. Any help or suggestion will be deeply appreciated.

Hierarchy in the storyboard is like in the picture below.

Storyboard Table Cell


Same issue, swipes would only work about 20% of the time on both simulator and device. In my case it was caused by ECSlidingViewController (a popular sliding menu implementation), which sets up a horizontal pan gesture to open the menu. This gesture needs to be disabled in the viewDidAppear: of the controller where you want swipe-to-delete to work properly:

#import "ECSlidingViewController.h"

- (void)viewDidAppear:(BOOL)animated {
     [super viewDidAppear:animated];

     // Disable sliding menu pan gesture so it doesn't conflict with table view swipe-to-delete
     self.slidingViewController.panGesture.enabled = NO;

Make sure to re-enable the pan gesture if you want other controllers to be able to use it:

- (void)viewWillDisappear:(BOOL)animated {
    [super viewWillDisappear:animated];

    // Re-enable sliding menu pan gesture so other controllers can use it
    self.slidingViewController.panGesture.enabled = YES;

See this pull request for more info on the issue:

Long story short, whether you're using ECSlidingViewController or not, make sure there are no other pan gestures set up that collide with the swipe-to-delete pan gesture.