Move View/ScrollView to keep TextField visible when keyboard appears!


There is a very common but tricky part comes while handling textfields position when keyboard appears. Its sometimes become headache for developers to handle such small but tricky issue. When keyboard appears then some textfields get covered and user can’t see while editing it.

There are some solutions to handle this but many of them works only for the first time. And then doesn’t work.
I have found one best solution and it works great always and I have modified this code to work on Swift 4. I have used XCode 9.1 for this tutorial code.

Lets do it.

You will have to create new project to try this. Design your storyboard like the image from below link.

And set delegate of all textFields to ViewController.

Now in your ViewController class you can use it like below


import UIKit

class ViewController: UIViewController, UITextFieldDelegate {

     @IBOutlet weak var myScrollView: UIScrollView!

     @IBOutlet weak var constraintContentHeight: NSLayoutConstraint!

     override func viewDidLoad() {



override func viewWillAppear(_ animated:Bool) {


//1  Add this observers to observe keyboard shown and hidden events
      NotificationCenter.default.addObserver(self, selector: #selector(keyboardWillBeHidden(aNotification:)), name: NSNotification.Name.UIKeyboardWillHide, object: nil)

     NotificationCenter.default.addObserver(self, selector: #selector(keyboardWillShow(aNotification:)), name: NSNotification.Name.UIKeyboardWillShow, object: nil)


override func viewWillDisappear(_ animated: Bool) {


//2  Remove the observers added for keyboard from your ViewController

     NotificationCenter.default.removeObserver(self, name: NSNotification.Name.UIKeyboardWillHide, object: nil)

     NotificationCenter.default.removeObserver(self, name: NSNotification.Name.UIKeyboardWillShow, object: nil)


var activeField: UITextField?

// MARK: – UITextField Delegates

//3  ViewController activeField is an object of UITextField which will be used to manage and resign current active textField 

func textFieldShouldReturn(_ textField: UITextField) -> Bool {


     return true


func textFieldDidBeginEditing(_ textField: UITextField) {

     activeField = textField


func textFieldDidEndEditing(_ textField: UITextField) {

     activeField = nil


// Called when the UIKeyboardWillHide is sent

//4  This method is called from selector. So it requires @objc keyword and this method will adjust your scrollView (here myScrollView  ?)  and textFields to show as original.

@objc func keyboardWillBeHidden(aNotification: NSNotification) {

     let contentInsets: UIEdgeInsets = .zero

     self.myScrollView.contentInset = contentInsets

     self.myScrollView.scrollIndicatorInsets = contentInsets


// Called when the UIKeyboardWillShow is sent

This method will adjust your scrollView
and will show textFields above the keyboard.
keyboardWillShow(aNotification: NSNotification) {

     var info = aNotification.userInfo!

     let kbSize: CGSize = ((info[“UIKeyboardFrameEndUserInfoKey”] as? CGRect)?.size)!

     print(“kbSize = \(kbSize)”)

     let contentInsets: UIEdgeInsets = UIEdgeInsetsMake(0.0, 0.0, kbSize.height, 0.0)

     myScrollView.contentInset = contentInsets

     myScrollView.scrollIndicatorInsets = contentInsets

     var aRect: CGRect = self.view.frame

     aRect.size.height -= kbSize.height

     if !aRect.contains(activeField!.frame.origin) {

          self.myScrollView.scrollRectToVisible(activeField!.frame, animated: true)



} // Class End

About the author

Sagar Rode

I am an iOS Developer working in Nanostuffs Technologies Pvt. Ltd. I have 2 years of experience in Swift language.

I like to learn new things and implement.

By Sagar Rode