SPPermissions Save

Universal API for request permission and get its statuses.

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Universal API for request permission and get its statuses — available .authorized, .denied & .notDetermined.

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Icon Permission Key for Info.plist Get Status Make Request
Bluetooth NSBluetoothAlwaysUsageDescription, NSBluetoothPeripheralUsageDescription
Calendar NSCalendarsUsageDescription, NSCalendarsFullAccessUsageDescription, NSCalendarsWriteOnlyAccessUsageDescription
Camera NSCameraUsageDescription
Contacts NSContactsUsageDescription
FaceID NSFaceIDUsageDescription ☑️
Health NSHealthUpdateUsageDescription, NSHealthShareUsageDescription
Location NSLocationAlwaysAndWhenInUseUsageDescription NSLocationWhenInUseUsageDescription
Media Library NSAppleMusicUsageDescription
Microphone NSMicrophoneUsageDescription
Motion NSMotionUsageDescription
Photo Library NSPhotoLibraryUsageDescription, NSPhotoLibraryAddUsageDescription
Reminders NSRemindersUsageDescription, NSRemindersFullAccessUsageDescription
Siri NSSiriUsageDescription
Speech Recognizer NSSpeechRecognitionUsageDescription
Tracking NSUserTrackingUsageDescription


Ready to use on iOS 11+. Supports iOS, tvOS. Working with UIKit and SwiftUI.

Swift Package Manager

In Xcode go to Project -> Your Project Name -> Package Dependencies -> Tap Plus. Insert url:


Next, choose the permissions that you need. But don't add all of them, because apple will reject app. Or adding it to the dependencies of your Package.swift:

dependencies: [
    .package(url: "https://github.com/sparrowcode/PermissionsKit", .upToNextMajor(from: "10.0.1"))

and choose valid targets.


This is an outdated way. I advise you to use SPM. However, I will continue to support Cocoapods for some time.

Cocoapods Installation

CocoaPods is a dependency manager. For usage and installation instructions, visit their website. To integrate using CocoaPods, specify it in your Podfile:

pod 'PermissionsKit/NotificationPermission', :git => 'https://github.com/sparrowcode/PermissionsKit'

Due to Apple's new policy regarding permission access you need to specifically define what kind of permissions you want to access using subspecs.

pod 'PermissionsKit/CameraPermission', :git => 'https://github.com/sparrowcode/PermissionsKit'
pod 'PermissionsKit/ContactsPermission', :git => 'https://github.com/sparrowcode/PermissionsKit'
pod 'PermissionsKit/CalendarPermission', :git => 'https://github.com/sparrowcode/PermissionsKit'
pod 'PermissionsKit/PhotoLibraryPermission', :git => 'https://github.com/sparrowcode/PermissionsKit'
pod 'PermissionsKit/NotificationPermission', :git => 'https://github.com/sparrowcode/PermissionsKit'
pod 'PermissionsKit/MicrophonePermission', :git => 'https://github.com/sparrowcode/PermissionsKit'
pod 'PermissionsKit/RemindersPermission', :git => 'https://github.com/sparrowcode/PermissionsKit'
pod 'PermissionsKit/SpeechRecognizerPermission', :git => 'https://github.com/sparrowcode/PermissionsKit'
pod 'PermissionsKit/LocationWhenInUsePermission', :git => 'https://github.com/sparrowcode/PermissionsKit'
pod 'PermissionsKit/LocationAlwaysPermission', :git => 'https://github.com/sparrowcode/PermissionsKit'
pod 'PermissionsKit/MotionPermission', :git => 'https://github.com/sparrowcode/PermissionsKit'
pod 'PermissionsKit/MediaLibraryPermission', :git => 'https://github.com/sparrowcode/PermissionsKit'
pod 'PermissionsKit/BluetoothPermission', :git => 'https://github.com/sparrowcode/PermissionsKit'
pod 'PermissionsKit/TrackingPermission', :git => 'https://github.com/sparrowcode/PermissionsKit'
pod 'PermissionsKit/FaceIDPermission', :git => 'https://github.com/sparrowcode/PermissionsKit'
pod 'PermissionsKit/SiriPermission', :git => 'https://github.com/sparrowcode/PermissionsKit'
pod 'PermissionsKit/HealthPermission', :git => 'https://github.com/sparrowcode/PermissionsKit'

Why Modules

If put all code to one package and compile it, Apple Review Team will see a lot of calls to permissions API and ask you provide reason why you really need it permissions. Modules allow compile only really using code parts. Just select only which you need.

[!WARNING] Import only the permissions you really need.

Request Permission

import PermissionsKit
import NotificationPermission

Permission.notification.request {

Get Status Permission

import PermissionsKit
import NotificationPermission

let authorized = Permission.notification.authorized

[!WARNING] For FaceID permission no way detect if request .authorized or .notDetermined accurate. Status .denied detect well. For now for both states return .notDetermined.

Keys in Info.plist

You need to add some strings to the Info.plist file with descriptions per Apple's requirements. You can get a plist of keys for permissions as follows:

let key = Permission.bluetooth.usageDescriptionKey

[!NOTE] Do not use the description as the name of the key. Xcode can't build this.


If you use xliff localization export, keys will be create automatically. If you prefer do the localization file manually, you need to create InfoPlist.strings, select languages on the right side menu and add keys as keys in plist-file. See:

"NSCameraUsageDescription" = "Here description of usage camera";

Apps Using

If you use a PermissionsKit, add your app via Pull Request.

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