Julian Król Julian Król - 3 months ago 7x
iOS Question

iOS 9 UITableView separators insets (significant left margin)

I have a problem with separators between

s in
iOS 9
. They have the significant left margin. I already have code for removing spacing introduced by
iOS 8
but it doesn't work with
iOS 9
. It looks like they added something else. I suppose it might be connected with layoutMarginsGuide but I haven't figured it out yet. Does anyone had a similar problem and found out the solution?


Okay, I have found out the solution. The only thing required for that is to set on the presenting instance of UITableView that flag cellLayoutMarginsFollowReadableWidth

myTableView.cellLayoutMarginsFollowReadableWidth = NO;

I wanted to find some reference in the documentation but it looks like it is not ready yet, only mentioned on diff page.

As the flag was introduced in iOS 9 for the backward compatibility you should add a check before trying to set it:

if([myTableView respondsToSelector:@selector(setCellLayoutMarginsFollowReadableWidth:)])
    myTableView.cellLayoutMarginsFollowReadableWidth = NO;

For Swift 2.0 you can use #available to check iOS version.

if #available(iOS 9, *) {
    myTableView.cellLayoutMarginsFollowReadableWidth = false

Moreover you need to compile it with Xcode 7 or above.


Please keep in mind that this is the only required fix if your separators looked "fine" up to iOS 8, otherwise you need to change a bit more. You can find info how to do this already on SO.