Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Checking whether iOS app is running in a device having safe area (iPhoneX) or not

To support our app on iPhoneX, We may need to check whether it is running on iPhone X or not.

We can check it using device’s,

  • Model
  • Dimensions

To get to know whether it is iPhoneX or not, But this may fail in future If Apple comes with a device having safe area apart iPhoneX

The best way is to check whether device is having safe area or not.


- (BOOL)isDeviceHavingSafeArea {
    if (@available(iOS 11, *)) {
        if ([UIApplication sharedApplication].keyWindow.safeAreaInsets.bottom > 0.0) {
            return YES;
    return NO;

- (UIEdgeInsets)safeAreaInsets {
    if ([self isDeviceHavingSafeArea]) {
        return [UIApplication sharedApplication].keyWindow.safeAreaInsets;
    return UIEdgeInsetsZero;


Hope this post is useful. Feel free to comment incase of any queries.

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