Welcome to this Action Sheet tutorial, where you’ll learn how to create interactive and user-friendly alert sheets in your iOS applications. Action sheets are a versatile tool for presenting a set of choices to users, and in this tutorial, we’ll guide you through the process step by step. Get ready to enhance your app’s user experience!

Getting Started with Action Sheets: 

Setting Up the Project

This tutorial is designed for Xcode 11 and iOS 13. To get started, open Xcode and create a new Single View App. Name your project “IOSActionSheetTutorial” and provide your usual Organization Name and Identifier. Choose Swift as the Language and Storyboard as the User Interface, and you’re all set to begin.

Designing the User Interface

In your project’s storyboard, drag and drop a button onto the View Controller. Give the button a title such as “Display Action Sheet.” Your storyboard should resemble the setup for user interaction.

Implementing the Action Sheet

Now, let’s dive into the code. Open the Assistant Editor and ensure ViewController.swift is visible. Create an `@IBAction` function called `displayActionSheet(_ sender: Any)`. In this function, we’ll set up the action sheet with options for the user to choose from. 

Here’s a breakdown of the steps:

  • Create an instance of `UIAlertController` with a title and message;
  • Define two actions for the user to select, such as “Delete” and “Save.”;
  • Add a “Cancel” action to provide users with an exit option;
  • Attach the defined actions to the action sheet;
  • Present the action sheet to the user with animation.

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Testing Your Action Sheet

With the code in place, build and run your project. When you click the “Display Action Sheet” button, the action sheet will appear with the options you defined. Experiment with selecting different actions within the action sheet to see how it works in action.


Congratulations! You’ve successfully implemented an action sheet in your iOS app. Action sheets are a valuable component for enhancing the user experience by providing clear choices and options in a user-friendly manner. As you continue to develop your app, consider how action sheets can be used to improve interactivity and user engagement.

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