Instance Property


The insets that you use to determine the safe area for this view.


@property(nonatomic, readonly) UIEdgeInsets safeAreaInsets;


The safe area of a view reflects the area not covered by navigation bars, tab bars, toolbars, and other ancestors that obscure a view controller's view. (In tvOS, the safe area reflects the area not covered by the screen's bezel.) You obtain the safe area for a view by applying the insets in this property to the view's bounds rectangle. If the view is not currently installed in a view hierarchy, or is not yet visible onscreen, the edge insets in this property are 0.

For the view controller's root view, the insets account for the status bar, other visible bars, and any additional insets that you specified using the additionalSafeAreaInsets property of your view controller. For other views in the view hierarchy, the insets reflect only the portion of the view that is covered. For example, if a view is entirely within the safe area of its superview, the edge insets in this property are 0.

You might use this property at runtime to adjust the position of your view's content programmatically.

See Also

Getting the Safe Area

Positioning Content Relative to the Safe Area

Position views so that they are not obstructed by other content.


The layout guide representing the portion of your view that is unobscured by bars and other content.

- safeAreaInsetsDidChange

Called when the safe area of the view changes.


A Boolean value indicating whether the view's layout margins are updated automatically to reflect the safe area.