Popover iPhone. Now it is possible

August 19, 2015

Popover iPhone. Now it is possible

Since iOS8 we are now able to create popovers on iPhone, that will be the same on iPhone as on iPad, which would be especially awesome for those who make universal apps, thus no need to make separate views or code.

You can get the class as well as demo project here: ARSPopover.

ARSPopover-iPhone ARSPopover-iPad

So, all you need to do is subclass UIViewController, conform to the UIPopoverPresentationControllerDelegate protocol and set desired modalPresentationStyle along with the delegate value:

// This is your CustomPopoverController.m

@interface CustomPopoverController ()


@implementation CustomPopoverController.m

- (instancetype)init {
    if (self = [super init]) {
        self.modalPresentationStyle = UIModalPresentationPopover;
        self.popoverPresentationController.delegate = self;
    return self;

- (UIModalPresentationStyle)adaptivePresentationStyleForPresentationController:(UIPresentationController *)controller {
    return UIModalPresentationNone; //You have to specify this particular value in order to make it work on iPhone.

Afterwards, instantiate your newly created subclass in the method from which you want to show it and assign two more values to sourceView and sourceRect. It looks like this:

CustomPopoverController *popoverController = [[CustomPopoverController alloc] init];
popoverController.popoverPresentationController.sourceView = sourceView; //The view containing the anchor rectangle for the popover.
popoverController.popoverPresentationController.sourceRect = CGRectMake(384, 40, 0, 0); //The rectangle in the specified view in which to anchor the popover.
[self presentViewController:popoverController animated:YES completion:nil];

And there you have it, nice, neat blurred popover.


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