Instance Method


Sets the preferred audio data source for the port.


func setPreferredDataSource(_ dataSource: AVAudioSessionDataSourceDescription?) throws



The data source to be used.

Return Value

true if a request was successfully made, or false otherwise.


Requests a change of data source; to determine whether the change takes effect, use the selectedDataSource property. (See “Configuring the Audio Session” in the AVAudioSession class reference for details.)

If the port is in use, changing this setting will likely result in a route reconfiguration.

Set a preferred data source only after setting the audio session’s category and mode and activating the session.

See Also

Managing a Port’s Data Sources

var dataSources: [AVAudioSessionDataSourceDescription]?

The available data sources for the port.

var selectedDataSource: AVAudioSessionDataSourceDescription?

The currently selected audio data source for the port.

var preferredDataSource: AVAudioSessionDataSourceDescription?

The preferred audio data source for the port.