Instance Method


Asks the delegate whether the app’s saved state information should be restored.


- (BOOL)application:(UIApplication *)application shouldRestoreApplicationState:(NSCoder *)coder;



Your singleton app object.


The keyed archiver containing the app’s previously saved state information.

Return Value

YES if the app’s state should be restored or NO if it should not.


Apps must implement this method and the application:shouldSaveApplicationState: method for state preservation to occur. In addition, your implementation of this method must return YES each time UIKit tries to restore the state of your app. You can use the information in the provided coder object to decide whether or not to proceed with state restoration. For example, you might return NO if the data in the coder is from a different version of your app and cannot be effectively restored to the current version.

See Also

Managing App State Restoration

- application:shouldSaveApplicationState:

Asks the delegate whether the app’s state should be preserved.

- application:viewControllerWithRestorationIdentifierPath:coder:

Asks the delegate to provide the specified view controller.

- application:willEncodeRestorableStateWithCoder:

Tells your delegate to save any high-level state information at the beginning of the state preservation process.

- application:didDecodeRestorableStateWithCoder:

Tells your delegate to restore any high-level state information as part of the state restoration process.


The version of your app responsible for creating the restoration archive.


The version of the system on which your app created the restoration archive.


The time at which your app created the restoration archive.


The user interface idiom that was in effect when your app created the restoration archive.


A reference to the storyboard that contains the view controller.