ABPeoplePickerNavigationController changes with iOS8?

Since I have updated XCode (6.0, 6A313) and my iOS (8.0, 12A365) on the iPhone to gm seeds, the ABPeoplePickerNavigationController code doesn’t work like before.


#pragma mark - AddressBook Delegate Methods

-(BOOL)peoplePickerNavigationController:(ABPeoplePickerNavigationController *)peoplePicker shouldContinueAfterSelectingPerson:(ABRecordRef)person{
    return YES;

-(BOOL)peoplePickerNavigationController:(ABPeoplePickerNavigationController *)peoplePicker shouldContinueAfterSelectingPerson:(ABRecordRef)person property:(ABPropertyID)property identifier:(ABMultiValueIdentifier)identifier{

    // Get the first and the last name. Actually, copy their values using the person object and the appropriate
    // properties into two string variables equivalently.
    // Watch out the ABRecordCopyValue method below. Also, notice that we cast to NSString *.
    NSString *firstName = (__bridge NSString *)ABRecordCopyValue(person, kABPersonFirstNameProperty);
    NSString *lastName = (__bridge NSString *)ABRecordCopyValue(person, kABPersonLastNameProperty);

    // Compose the full name.
    NSString *fullName = @"";
    // Before adding the first and the last name in the fullName string make sure that these values are filled in.
    if (firstName != nil) {
        fullName = [fullName stringByAppendingString:firstName];
    if (lastName != nil) {
        fullName = [fullName stringByAppendingString:@" "];
        fullName = [fullName stringByAppendingString:lastName];

    // Get the multivalue number property.
    CFTypeRef multivalue = ABRecordCopyValue(person, property);

    // Get the index of the selected number. Remember that the number multi-value property is being returned as an array.
    CFIndex index = ABMultiValueGetIndexForIdentifier(multivalue, identifier);

    // Copy the number value into a string.
    NSString *number = (__bridge NSString *)ABMultiValueCopyValueAtIndex(multivalue, index);

    nameTextField.text = fullName;
    numberTextField.text = number;

    // Dismiss the contacts view controller.
    [_addressBookController dismissViewControllerAnimated:YES completion:nil];

    return NO;

// Implement this delegate method to make the Cancel button of the Address Book working.
-(void)peoplePickerNavigationControllerDidCancel:(ABPeoplePickerNavigationController *)peoplePicker{
    [_addressBookController dismissViewControllerAnimated:YES completion:nil];

couldn’t find any answer in iOS developer library of apple.
have somebody else a solution for it?

3 Solutions Collect From Internet About “ABPeoplePickerNavigationController changes with iOS8?”

iOS 8 requires a new delegate method be implemented for this:

- (void)peoplePickerNavigationController:(ABPeoplePickerNavigationController *)peoplePicker didSelectPerson:(ABRecordRef)person property:(ABPropertyID)property identifier:(ABMultiValueIdentifier)identifier {

Keep the old delegate method in place to support iOS 7 or earlier. What I do in my app is call the iOS 7 delegate method from the iOS 8 delegate method:

- (void)peoplePickerNavigationController:(ABPeoplePickerNavigationController *)peoplePicker didSelectPerson:(ABRecordRef)person property:(ABPropertyID)property identifier:(ABMultiValueIdentifier)identifier {
    [self peoplePickerNavigationController:peoplePicker shouldContinueAfterSelectingPerson:person property:property identifier:identifier];

If this delegate method isn’t implemented in iOS 8, tapping the value causes the action. When implemented, the delegate is called instead with the selected value.

See also the delegate method, new with iOS8:

- (void)peoplePickerNavigationController:(ABPeoplePickerNavigationController*)peoplePicker didSelectPerson:(ABRecordRef)person;
    [self selectedPerson:person];

That’s what I wanted in my case.

This worked for me on both iOS 8 and iOS 7 and lower.

Note I am using this didSelectPerson:(ABRecordRef)person instead.

//Needed for iOS 8
- (void)peoplePickerNavigationController:(ABPeoplePickerNavigationController *)peoplePicker didSelectPerson:(ABRecordRef)person
    NSLog(@"Went here 1 ...");

    [self peoplePickerNavigationController:peoplePicker shouldContinueAfterSelectingPerson:person];

//needed for iOS 7 and lower
- (BOOL)peoplePickerNavigationController:
(ABPeoplePickerNavigationController *)peoplePicker

    NSLog(@"Went here 2 ...");

    //add your logic here