Starts monitoring the specified region.
- iOS 5.0+
- macOS 10.8+
The region object that defines the boundary to monitor. This parameter must not be
You must call this method once for each region you want to monitor. If an existing region with the same identifier is already being monitored by the app, the old region is replaced by the new one. The regions you add using this method are shared by all location manager objects in your app and stored in the
Region events are delivered to the
location methods of your delegate. If there is an error, the location manager calls the
location method of your delegate instead.
An app can register up to 20 regions at a time. In order to report region changes in a timely manner, the region monitoring service requires network connectivity.
In iOS 6, regions with a radius between 1 and 400 meters work better on iPhone 4S or later devices. (In iOS 5, regions with a radius between 1 and 150 meters work better on iPhone 4S and later devices.) On these devices, an app can expect to receive the appropriate region entered or region exited notification within 3 to 5 minutes on average, if not sooner.