Cancel local notification not working

I’ve spent half of my day reading all “How to cancel a local notification” questions and answers.
After all, I came up with my own solution but apparently it is not working.
I have a tableview with all my scheduled notifications….

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  • @property (strong, nonatomic) UILocalNotification *theNotification;

    and then on the M file:

    - (void)tableView:(UITableView *)tableView didSelectRowAtIndexPath:(NSIndexPath *)indexPath
        NSArray *notificationArray = [[UIApplication sharedApplication] scheduledLocalNotifications];
        theNotification = [notificationArray objectAtIndex:indexPath.row];
        NSLog(@"Notification to cancel: %@", [theNotification description]); 
        // NSLOG Perfectly describes the notification to be cancelled. But then It will give me      "unrecognized selector"
        UIAlertView *alertView = [[UIAlertView alloc] initWithTitle:@"Local Reminder"
                                                        message:@"Cancel local reminder ?"
                                              otherButtonTitles:@"Yes", nil];
        [alertView show];
        [alertView release];    
        [self.tableView deselectRowAtIndexPath:indexPath animated:YES];
    -(void)alertView:(UIAlertView *)alertView clickedButtonAtIndex:(NSInteger)buttonIndex {
        if (buttonIndex == 0) {
            [[UIApplication sharedApplication] cancelLocalNotification:theNotification];

    If I click “Ok” I get:
    2012-02-04 03:34:48.806 Third test[8921:207] -[__NSCFType encodeWithCoder:]: unrecognized selector sent to instance 0x890ae90
    Program received signal “SIGABRT”.

    If I can totally identify the notification to be cancelled why does it give me that ?

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    In my app I did it like this:

    - (IBAction)cancelLocalNotification:(id)sender 
        for (UILocalNotification *lNotification in [[UIApplication sharedApplication] scheduledLocalNotifications]) 
            if ([[lNotification.userInfo valueForKey:@"FlightUniqueIDKey"] isEqualToString:flightNo]) 
                [[UIApplication sharedApplication] cancelLocalNotification:lNotification];

    And when I scheduled local notification, I added a key. FlightNo is a unique ID for notification.

    NSDictionary *infoDict = [NSDictionary dictionaryWithObject:flightNo forKey:@"FlightUniqueIDKey"];
    localNotif.userInfo = infoDict;

    Note from Nick Farina: this works for scheduled notifications only; you can’t seem to cancel a notification presented via presentLocalNotificationNow:

    I found a way that I can make it look a little better. If you want to delete the localNotification straight from the table, you can add a “cancel” or “delete” button to each cell. like so:

    - (UITableViewCell *)tableView:(UITableView *)tableView cellForRowAtIndexPath:(NSIndexPath *)indexPath
    static NSString *CellIdentifier = @"Cell";
    UITableViewCell *cell = [tableView dequeueReusableCellWithIdentifier:CellIdentifier];
    if (cell == nil) {
        cell = [[[UITableViewCell alloc] initWithStyle:UITableViewCellStyleDefault reuseIdentifier:CellIdentifier] autorelease];
    NSArray *notificationArray = [[UIApplication sharedApplication] scheduledLocalNotifications];
    UILocalNotification *notif = [notificationArray objectAtIndex:indexPath.row];
    [cell.textLabel setText:notif.alertBody];
    NSDateFormatter *dateFormat = [[NSDateFormatter alloc] init];
    [dateFormat setDateFormat:@"MM/ d/ YYYY"];
    NSString *dateOnRecord = [dateFormat stringFromDate:notif.fireDate];
    [cell.detailTextLabel setText:dateOnRecord];
    UIButton *cancelButton = [UIButton buttonWithType:UIButtonTypeRoundedRect];
    cancelButton.frame = CGRectMake(200, 5, 80, 34);
    [cancelButton setTitle:@"Cancel" forState:UIControlStateNormal];
    cancelButton.titleLabel.textColor = [UIColor redColor];
    cancelButton.backgroundColor = [UIColor colorWithRed:0.5 green:0.0 blue:0.0 alpha:1.0];
    [cancelButton setTag:indexPath.row];
    [cancelButton addTarget:self action:@selector(cancelNotification:) forControlEvents:UIControlEventTouchUpInside];
    [cell.contentView addSubview:cancelButton];
    [dateFormat release];
    return cell;

    And then you code your button :

    -(void)cancelNotification:(id)sender {
    NSArray *notificationArray = [[UIApplication sharedApplication] scheduledLocalNotifications];
    UILocalNotification *notif = [notificationArray objectAtIndex:[sender tag]];
    [[UIApplication sharedApplication] cancelLocalNotification:notif];
    [self.tableView reloadData];

    That’s just another way to do it. Seems to me a little better to visualize.