Thursday, June 8, 2023

Network Path Monitoring

Keith Harrison:

In iOS 11, Apple recommended you stop using the reachability API to check network availability before attempting a connection. Instead you configure a URLSession to wait for connectivity.

The wait for connectivity model works better for creating connections but I still sometimes want to show the user a network status indicator.


Apple released the Network framework in iOS 12, macOS 10.14. It includes a NWPathMonitor that is now the preferred way to monitor changes to network status. The three steps to monitor network changes[…]

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