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How to setup push notifications in Swift

I am trying to setup a push notification system for my application. I have a server and a developer license to setup the push notification service.

I am currently running my app in Swift. I would like to be able to send the notifications remotely from my server. How can I do this?

While the answer is given well to handle push notification, still I believe to share integrated complete case at once to ease:

To Register Application for APNS, (Include the following code in didFinishLaunchingWithOptions method inside AppDelegate.swift)


var settings : UIUserNotificationSettings = UIUserNotificationSettings(forTypes:UIUserNotificationType.Alert|UIUserNotificationType.Sound, categories: nil)

After IOS 10

Introduced UserNotifications framework:

Import the UserNotifications framework and add the UNUserNotificationCenterDelegate in AppDelegate.swift

To Register Application for APNS

let center = UNUserNotificationCenter.current()
center.requestAuthorization(options:[.badge, .alert, .sound]) { (granted, error) in
        // Enable or disable features based on authorization.

This will call following delegate method

func application(application: UIApplication,didRegisterForRemoteNotificationsWithDeviceToken deviceToken: NSData) {
//send this device token to server

//Called if unable to register for APNS.
func application(application: UIApplication, didFailToRegisterForRemoteNotificationsWithError error: NSError) {



On Receiving notification following delegate will call:

func application(application: UIApplication, didReceiveRemoteNotification userInfo: [NSObject : AnyObject]) {

    println("Recived: (userInfo)")
   //Parsing userinfo:
   var temp : NSDictionary = userInfo
   if let info = userInfo["aps"] as? Dictionary<String, AnyObject> 
                var alertMsg = info["alert"] as! String
                var alert: UIAlertView!
                alert = UIAlertView(title: "", message: alertMsg, delegate: nil, cancelButtonTitle: "OK")

To be identify the permission given we can use:

UNUserNotificationCenter.current().getNotificationSettings(){ (setttings) in

        switch setttings.soundSetting{
        case .enabled:
            print("enabled sound")

        case .disabled:
            print("not allowed notifications")

        case .notSupported:
            print("something went wrong here")

So the checklist of APNS:

  1. Create AppId allowed with Push Notification
  2. Create SSL certificate with valid certificate and app id
  3. Create Provisioning profile with same certificate and make sure to add device in case of sandboxing(development provisioning) Note: That will be good if Create Provisioning profile after SSL Certificate.

With Code:

  1. Register app for push notification
  2. Handle didRegisterForRemoteNotificationsWithDeviceToken method
  3. Set targets> Capability> background modes> Remote Notification
  4. Handle didReceiveRemoteNotification
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