iOS safe area and how to position in the right way?
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Published on: Aug 02, 2020
Updated on: Dec 14, 2021
iOS is the leading operating system in the market. It is not just an operating system but a brand that launched many successful gadgets ruling over the technical market and the technology world. iOS introduced many advancements in technology; that's why it stands high in the market. iOS safe area and the content positioning in a safe area are tricky for some users, and we are here to help out all such users who are facing any troubles in this process. Without any further delay, let's get started!
What is iOS safe area?
Before going in-depth, firstly, we need to know what a safe area is. iOS safe area is the layout guide that helps you position your content in views or comments in the noticeable portion of the interface. By using a safe area, you can make changes to your phone's content or any other gadgets. This safe area is restricted to iOS devices, but it is also present in the television and other gadgets.
How to position the content in the right way in a safe area?
Keep in mind that many iOS devices have a navigation bar at the top of the screen and a tab bar at the bottom of the screen. In the latest iPhone devices, the company gave you the top layout guide and bottom layout guide properties to adjust your content within the screen safe area. Not only the top and bottom insets, but iOS devices also introduced the right and left insets to manage your safe area content. And this, while encapsulated in the latest devices, the company named it a safe area layout guide. If you want to avoid your content getting into a notch, you should place your content in the safe area guide. It is as easy as it was to position your content using some constraints.
The thing is that this constraining can make your content look terrible sometimes, and if you want to avoid this ugliness, you can use the custom constraints insets to your content when you need them.
You can also use this safe area for your apps on iOS. If you want to update your apps easily, you can activate a safe area layout option for your storyboard. When you activate the safe area layout guide in Xcode 9, the top and bottom layout guides are replaced with the safe area layout guide. This will make the app ready to work efficiently with iPhone X. but, still, you have to tick some checkpoints to ensure the best user experience:
- The sub-view background should use the full screen while your content is kept safe.
- When you flick UIScrollView, you should know how to handle the insets.
- You have to set the UITableView or UICollectionView to a precise layout for iPhone devices.
I hope this information helped you enough in using the safe area layout. You have to keep all the points focused while using this option on your iOS devices.About our Android and iOS app development services