Default address book request message
Default address book request message

If you want to show the user a custom message when asking for permission to use their contacts or address book, instead of the default one shown above, you need to add this field to your Info.plist file:


with the value being the text you want displayed. An example would be

“We would like to use your contacts to find out which of your friends are using Instagram!”

More info here: Apple Developer Documentation

One thought on “iOS – Custom message when asking for Address Book Permissions

  1. Suppose the name of my project is “XYZ”. With NSContactsUsageDescription I am able to edit the details required by my application. Is it possible to change the title of the alert from “XYX would like to access your contacts” to only “XYZ” ?


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