LYM LYM - 1 year ago 105
iOS Question

An empty snapshotView on iPhone 7/7plus

My first question here:) Recently I update my Xcode to 8, and the

method doesn't work properly on some simulators. The snapshotView works well on all testing devices with iOS9/10 and simulators under iPhone6s, but it is empty on iPhone7/7p simulators. I think 7/7p may need some authorities for accessing snapshot, but I have no idea what they are.

let cell = self.tableView.cellForRow(at: IndexPath(row: 0, section: 0)) as! CalendarCell
var topFrame = cell.frame
topFrame.origin.y = tableView.contentOffset.y
topFrame.size.height -= tableView.contentOffset.y
topSnapshotView = tableView.resizableSnapshotView(from: topFrame, afterScreenUpdates: false, withCapInsets:

Answer Source

Use the following UIView extension to create a snapshot using CoreGraphics.

I can confirm this works on iPhone 7 simulator.

public extension UIView {

    public func snapshotImage() -> UIImage? {
        UIGraphicsBeginImageContextWithOptions(bounds.size, isOpaque, 0)
        drawHierarchy(in: bounds, afterScreenUpdates: false)
        let snapshotImage = UIGraphicsGetImageFromCurrentImageContext()
        return snapshotImage

    public func snapshotView() -> UIView? {
        if let snapshotImage = snapshotImage() {
            return UIImageView(image: snapshotImage)
        } else {
            return nil
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