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⌨️ Manage iOS keyboard with Apple's missing KeyboardLayoutGuide
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⌨️ KeyboardLayoutGuide

Apple's missing KeyboardLayoutGuide

Language: Swift 5 Platform: iOS 9+ SPM compatible Build Status codebeat badge License: MIT GitHub tag

  • ☑ No Subclassing / Protocol inheritance / obscure overrides
  • ☑ No more keyboard notification handling
  • UIKit Friendly
  • ☑ Takes safeArea into account
  • ☑ Only animates if view is fully on screen

How to use it

Simply constrain your views to the KeyboardLayoutGuide's top anchor the way you would do natively:

override func viewDidLoad() {

    // Pin your button to the keyboard
    button.bottomAnchor.constraint(equalTo: view.keyboardLayoutGuide.topAnchor).isActive = true

Bonus: if you're using Stevia, this gets even more concise \o/

button.Bottom == view.keyboardLayoutGuide.Top

If you add your view in Interface Builder, don't forget to enable the "Remove at build time" checkbox for the bottom constraint:

Safe Area

By default, KeyboardLayoutGuide will align your item with the bottom safe area. This is a behaviour that can be opt out by using keyboardLayoutGuideNoSafeArea instead of keyboardLayoutGuide.


The Swift Package Manager (SPM) is now the official way to install KeyboardLayoutGuide. The other package managers are now deprecated as of 1.7.0 and won't be supported in future versions.

Swift Package Manager

Xcode > File > Swift Packages > Add Package Dependency... > Paste https://github.com/freshOS/KeyboardLayoutGuide

CocoaPods - Deprecated

To install KeyboardLayoutGuide via CocoaPods, add the following line to your Podfile:

target 'MyAppName' do
  pod 'Keyboard+LayoutGuide'

Carthage - Deprecated

To install KeyboardLayoutGuide via Carthage, add the following line to your Cartfile:

github "freshos/KeyboardLayoutGuide"


Just add Keyboard+LayoutGuide.swift to your Xcode project.


KeyboardLayoutGuide is available under the MIT license. See the LICENSE file for more info.


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Release Notes

Swift Package Manager
1 year ago

Swift Package Manager is now the official way to integrate KeyboardLayoutGuide 🎉 Other package managers (Carthage and Cocoapods) are now deprecated in favour of the official way.

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