laughingman laughingman - 2 months ago 7x
iOS Question

Alamofire loading from cache even when cache policy set to ReloadIgnoringLocalAndRemoteCacheData

I set cache policy to request in Alamofire to ignore local cache.

Then I load a viewcontroller with network connection, then I disconnect network connection, kill the app and run it again.

Now no network available error is not shown(ie alamofire doesnt create nserror object) created, instead app runs as if the request succeeded getting data from cache obviously.And the odd thing is the when I tried to inspect the cached data using


nil is returned eventhough the data was from cache ..

The only way I could prevent cached responses is perform

let request = NSURLRequest(URL: NSURL(string: url)!, cachePolicy: NSURLRequestCachePolicy.ReloadIgnoringLocalAndRemoteCacheData, timeoutInterval: 100)

Alamofire.manager.request(method, request, parameters:params)
.responseJSON { (request, response, data, error) in
if let anError = error {
if anError.code == NSURLErrorNotConnectedToInternet {
UIAlertView(title: "Alert", message: "No Network Connection Available", delegate: nil, cancelButtonTitle: "ok").show()

} else if let data: AnyObject = data {
//prints nil



What I want to do is load data from cache only if network connection is not available, something like limited offline mode.How to do this?


I'm using this way in a project and it's working:

let mutableURLRequest = NSMutableURLRequest(URL: SERVICEURL)
mutableURLRequest.HTTPMethod = "POST"

mutableURLRequest.HTTPBody = self.createJson()
mutableURLRequest.setValue("application/json", forHTTPHeaderField: "Content-Type")
mutableURLRequest.cachePolicy = NSURLRequestCachePolicy.ReloadIgnoringCacheData

request(mutableURLRequest).validate().responseJSON{ response in...

Hope it helps.