Using UIActivityIndicatorView

Add activity indicator to storyboard

  • Add the Activity Indicator View to your storyboard from the Object Library
  • Choose a style and color
  • Select "Hides When Stopped" in order to automatically hide the activity indicator any time it's not animating.

Create an Outlet

  • control + drag from activity in storyboard canvas (or document outline) to swift file.

Start / Stop animating

Tell the Activity Indicator View to start animating.

// Start the activity indicator
activityIndicator.startAnimating()

// Stop the activity indicator
// Hides automatically if "Hides When Stopped" is enabled
activityIndicator.stopAnimating()
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