How to give permission to access phone Addressbook in ios 10.0?



This app has crashed because it attempted to access privacy-sensitive data without a usage description. The app's Info.plist must contain an NSContactsUsageDescription key with a string value explaining to the user how the app uses this data.


I added to the .plist NSContactsUsageDescription

<strong>doesn't work - device version:10.0</strong>

KTSContactsManager *addressBookManager = [KTSContactsManager sharedManager]; addressBookManager.delegate = self; addressBookManager.sortDescriptors = @[[NSSortDescriptor sortDescriptorWithKey:@"firstName" ascending:YES]]; if ([isAddressBookTaken isEqualToString:@"false"]) { [addressBookManager importContacts:^(NSArray *contacts) { [EBLogger logWithTag:@"TBLContactManager" withBody:@"importContacts"]; DLPhoneBook *phoneBook = [DLPhoneBook new]; NSMutableArray *mutableArray = [NSMutableArray new]; for (int i = 0; i < contacts.count; ++i) { NSDictionary *record = [contacts objectAtIndex:i]; NSError *err = nil; DLContactRecord *contactRecord = [[DLContactRecord alloc] initWithDictionary:record error:&err]; NSLog(@" %@ %@ %@ '",contactRecord.firstName, contactRecord.lastName, contactRecord.id); } }


You have to add information list in your plist,

<a href="https://i.stack.imgur.com/5wxux.png" rel="nofollow"><img alt="information plist" class="b-lazy" data-src="https://i.stack.imgur.com/5wxux.png" data-original="https://i.stack.imgur.com/5wxux.png" src="https://etrip.eimg.top/images/2019/05/07/timg.gif" /></a>

Here is information plist for various privacy.

Add Privacy that you want in you plist and check again.

and ADD this code in your file,

- (void)viewDidLoad { [super viewDidLoad]; contactList=[[NSMutableArray alloc] init]; ABAddressBookRef m_addressbook = ABAddressBookCreate(); if (!m_addressbook) { NSLog(@"opening address book"); } CFArrayRef allPeople = ABAddressBookCopyArrayOfAllPeople(m_addressbook); CFIndex nPeople = ABAddressBookGetPersonCount(m_addressbook); for (int i=0;i &lt; nPeople;i++) { NSMutableDictionary *dOfPerson=[NSMutableDictionary dictionary]; ABRecordRef ref = CFArrayGetValueAtIndex(allPeople,i); //For username and surname ABMultiValueRef phones =(NSString*)ABRecordCopyValue(ref, kABPersonPhoneProperty); CFStringRef firstName, lastName; firstName = ABRecordCopyValue(ref, kABPersonFirstNameProperty); lastName = ABRecordCopyValue(ref, kABPersonLastNameProperty); [dOfPerson setObject:[NSString stringWithFormat:@"%@ %@", firstName, lastName] forKey:@"name"]; //For Email ids ABMutableMultiValueRef eMail = ABRecordCopyValue(ref, kABPersonEmailProperty); if(ABMultiValueGetCount(eMail) &gt; 0) { [dOfPerson setObject:(NSString *)ABMultiValueCopyValueAtIndex(eMail, 0) forKey:@"email"]; } //For Phone number NSString* mobileLabel; for(CFIndex i = 0; i &lt; ABMultiValueGetCount(phones); i++) { mobileLabel = (NSString*)ABMultiValueCopyLabelAtIndex(phones, i); if([mobileLabel isEqualToString:(NSString *)kABPersonPhoneMobileLabel]) { [dOfPerson setObject:(NSString*)ABMultiValueCopyValueAtIndex(phones, i) forKey:@"Phone"]; } else if ([mobileLabel isEqualToString:(NSString*)kABPersonPhoneIPhoneLabel]) { [dOfPerson setObject:(NSString*)ABMultiValueCopyValueAtIndex(phones, i) forKey:@"Phone"]; break ; } [contactList addObject:dOfPerson]; CFRelease(ref); CFRelease(firstName); CFRelease(lastName); } NSLog(@"array is %@",contactList); } }

For more about it visit,

<a href="http://sugartin.info/2011/09/07/get-information-from-iphone-address-book-in-contacts/" rel="nofollow">http://sugartin.info/2011/09/07/get-information-from-iphone-address-book-in-contacts/</a>

Hope it will help you.


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