Airship iOS SDK Migration Guide

Airship SDK 11.x to 12.0

Airship SDK 12 is a compatibility release for iOS 13 support. It adds a number of new optional features and drops support for iOS 10. This release also drops all references to UIWebView in favor of WKWebView.

UAPush Changes

The UAPush class has been reorganized to refactor channel-related functionality into a new UAChannel class. Channel creation, access and tagging are now handled through the UAChannel class. These functions will remain accessible in a deprecated state on the UAPush instance, but are scheduled to be removed with the release of SDK 13.

Deprecated (to be removed in SDK 13):

  • channelID
  • tags
  • channelTagRegistrationEnabled
  • addTag:
  • addTags:
  • removeTag:
  • removeTags:
  • addTags:group:
  • removeTags:group:
  • setTags:group:
  • enableChannelCreation:
    • Use UAChannel to access these properties and methods.


Deprecated (to be removed in SDK 13):

  • presentationOptionsForNotification:
    • Use UAPushNotificationDelegate’s extendPresentationOptions:notification:


Deprecated (to be removed in SDK 13):

  • registrationSucceededForChannelID:deviceToken:

    • Use the UAChannelUpdatedEvent NSNotificationCenter notification
  • registrationFailed

    • Use the UAChannelRegistrationFailedEvent NSNotificationCenter notification


The UAChannel class now handles channel creation, access and tagging functionality. Use this class when accessing any channel-related functionality previously implemented in the UAPush class.

The UAChannel class instance can be accessed on the UAirship instance via the following calls:


[UAirship channel]


The channel identifier can now be accessed via the following calls:


[[UAirship channel] identifier]


In-app Automation Scene Management

Support for UIWindowScenes introduced in iOS 13 is provided by the UAInAppMessageSceneManager and the UAInAppMessageSceneDelegate. The UAInAppMessageSceneManager class facilitates scene determination for in-app messages directly and via it’s delegate the UAInAppMessageSceneDelegate.


In-app message adapters can use the UAInAppMessageSceneManager to select the correct UIWindowScene on which to display messages. Scenes can be determined directly on a message by message basis via the following calls:


[[UAInAppMessageSceneManager shared] sceneForMessage:exampleMessage];




The UAInAppMessageSceneDelegate facilitates overriding the UIWindowScene on which a given in-app message is displayed.

The UAInAppMessageSceneDelegate can be set as the UAInAppMessageSceneManager delegate via the following calls:


[UAInAppMessageSceneManager shared].delegate = exampleInAppMessagerSceneDelegate;


UAInAppMessageSceneManager.shared().delegate = exampleInAppMessagerSceneDelegate

Dark Mode Support


Message Center can now be styled with named colors by setting named colors as strings in the message center style plist. These named color strings must correspond to a named color defined in a color asset within the main bundle. In addition to this, the navigation bar style can also now be set to accomodate black bar styles.