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Add Custom Local Notification in ios10 – swift 3

Posted by: admin January 9, 2018 Leave a comment


I’m trying to add a custom local notification, but I’m only getting the stock notification with my action:

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My storyboard looks like this (standard template):

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I have a extension which has UNNotificationExtensionCategory set to awesomeNotification (in Info.plist). Also the base of this extension is the Notification Content template from iOS - Application Extension.

In my app delegate I have this:

func application(_ application: UIApplication, didFinishLaunchingWithOptions launchOptions: [NSObject: AnyObject]?) -> Bool {
    let center = UNUserNotificationCenter.current()

    let actions = [UNNotificationAction.init(identifier: "Hey", title: "Yo", options: UNNotificationActionOptions.foreground)]

    let category = UNNotificationCategory(identifier: "awesomeNotification", actions: actions, minimalActions: actions, intentIdentifiers: [], options: [])

    center.requestAuthorization([.alert, .sound]) { (granted, error) in

    return true

In my viewcontroller in the main app I have the following action to trigger it:

@IBAction func sendPressed(_ sender: AnyObject) {
    let content = UNMutableNotificationContent()

    content.categoryIdentifier = "awesomeNotification"
    content.title = "Hello"
    content.body = "What up?"
    content.sound = UNNotificationSound.default()

    // Deliver the notification in five seconds.
    let trigger = UNTimeIntervalNotificationTrigger(timeInterval: 5, repeats: false)
    let request = UNNotificationRequest(identifier: "FiveSecond", content: content, trigger: trigger)

    // Schedule the notification.
    let center = UNUserNotificationCenter.current()
    center.add(request) { (error) in
    print("should have been added")


So it works on a iPhone 6s/6s+, very strange behaviour:
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Update: As of iOS 10 beta 2, rich notifications are also available on pre-3D touch devices. Pull down on the regular notification to see it.

Make sure you are testing on a iPhone6s/iPhone6s plus simulator/device, it doesn’t seem to work on pre-3D touch devices.

On a iPhone6 simulator, try to click and drag down on the stock notification you get and you should see your custom UI appear.