iOS Contacts Framework Authorizing Contact Access


Example

Importing the framework

Swift

import Contacts

Objective-C

#import <Contacts/Contacts.h>

Checking accessibility

Swift

switch CNContactStore.authorizationStatusForEntityType(CNEntityType.Contacts){
case .Authorized: //access contacts
case .Denied, .NotDetermined: //request permission
default: break
}

Objective-C

switch ([CNContactStore authorizationStatusForEntityType:CNEntityType.Contacts]){
case CNAuthorizationStatus.Authorized:
    //access contacts
    break;
case CNAuthorizationStatus.Denied:
    //request permission
    break;
case CNAuthorizationStatus.NotDetermined:
    //request permission
    break;
}

Requesting Permission

Swift

var contactStore = CKContactStore()
contactStore.requestAccessForEntityType(CKEntityType.Contacts, completionHandler: { (ok, _) -> Void in
    if access{
        //access contacts
    }
}