iOS Change placeholder color and font


We can change the style of the placeholder by setting attributedPlaceholder (a NSAttributedString).

var placeholderAttributes = [String: AnyObject]()
placeholderAttributes[NSForegroundColorAttributeName] = color
placeholderAttributes[NSFontAttributeName] = font

if let placeholder = textField.placeholder {
    let newAttributedPlaceholder = NSAttributedString(string: placeholder, attributes: placeholderAttributes)
    textField.attributedPlaceholder = newAttributedPlaceholder

In this example we change only the color and font. You could change other properties such as underline or strikethrough style. Refer to NSAttributedString for the properties that can be changed.