Swift How to Make Keyboard Disappear Touching Anywhere

In Swift 5, you can hide the keyboard by touching anywhere on the screen with these two lines of code:

 let tapGesture = UITapGestureRecognizer(target: view, action: #selector(UIView.endEditing))

This code adds a tap gesture recognizer into the current view that listens for actions that suggest that the user stopped editing the text field/text view.

To make this code work, add it into your view controller’s viewDidLoad() function as illustrated below:

How to hide keyboard in Swift by tapping anywhere in the screen

I hope it helps, thanks for reading!

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