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How to hide the navigation bar using hidesBarsOnTap

Swift version: 5.1

Paul Hudson    @twostraws   

As of iOS 8.0 it's easy to make a navigation bar automatically hide when the user taps the screen, but only when it's part of a UINavigationController. When set to true, the hidesBarsOnTap property of a navigation controller automatically adds a tap gesture recognizer to your view to handle hiding (and showing) the navigation bar as needed.

Code:

navigationController?.hidesBarsOnTap = true

Remember to set this back to false when you want to stop the behavior from happening.

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