Type Property


A locale representing the user's region settings at the time the property is read.


@property(class, readonly, copy) NSLocale *currentLocale;


The locale is formed from the settings for the current user’s chosen system locale overlaid with any custom settings the user has specified.

Use this property when you need to rely on a consistent locale. A locale instance obtained this way does not change even when the user changes region settings. If you want a locale instance that always reflects the current configuration, use the one provided by the autoupdatingCurrentLocale property instead.

To receive notification of locale changes, add your object as an observer of the a NSCurrentLocaleDidChangeNotification.

See Also

Getting the User's Locale


A locale which tracks the user’s current preferences.


A notification that indicates that the user’s locale changed.


A locale representing the generic root values with little localization.