SwiftyReachability is a simple and lightweight network interface manager written in Swift

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Schermata 2022-09-06 alle 10 04 08

SwiftyReachability is a simple and lightweight network interface manager written in Swift.

Freely inspired by https://github.com/tonymillion/Reachability, with the aim of providing an updated interface that includes all the innovations introduced in the iOS world since its latest update and add new features.

  • Easy to use: no configuration needed, SwiftyReachability is ready to go.
  • Shared: it's based on a single istance shared by the whole app, you can access to the network layer's information at any time and any point.
  • Detailed: it allows you to know the connection type used and in the case of 'Cellular Network' you also know which radio technology is being used.
  • SwiftUI compatible: provides an elegant SwiftUI support that is very easy to use.
  • Multiple Observers: you can define several network Observers at the same time to get information and update your UI.


You can use Swift Package Manager to add SwiftyReachability to your project.

Add Package Dependency

In Xcode, select File > Add Packages...

Specify the Repository

Copy and paste the following into the search/input box.


Specify options

Use Up to Next Major Version as dependency rule and enter the current SwiftyReachability version. Then click Add Package.


Connection Status

SwiftyReachability's main purpose is to track device connectivity. Through SwiftyConnectionStatus it is possible to find out if it is online or offline.

enum SwiftyConnectionStatus {
    case online
    case offline

Connection Type

When the device is online it may be useful to know information about the connection type. You can do it through SwiftyConnectionType.

enum SwiftyConnectionType {
    case cellular(radioType: SwiftyRadioType)
    case wifi
    case ethernet

Radio Type

Unlike original Reachability framework we introduced other information, when the device is connected to a cellular network you can know if it is using a 3G, LT or some other radio type, through SwiftyRadioType.

enum SwiftyRadioType {
    case undefined
    case _2G
    case _3G
    case _4G
    case _5G

On some devices, however, this feature is not available, at least for now.

Simple Usage

In case you need to access current information, without the need to be informed about future changes, it's possibile to do so by directly accessing to the shared instance of SwiftyReachability.

let connectionManager = SwiftyReachability.shared
let status = connectionManager.connectionStatus
let type = connectionManager.connectionType      

Observer Usage

When the status of your app needs to be updated based on the connection status you may need an observer. Obviously SwiftyReachability provides all the elements for this type of implementation.

Swift / UIKit

For simple objects or view created with UIKit we provide a protocol oriented solution. The object must conform to the SwiftyReachabilityObserver protocol and implement the required methods. He also has to decide when to start and stop the observation.

class UIKitViewController: UIViewController, SwiftyReachabilityObserver {
    @IBOutlet weak var statusLabel: UILabel!
    @IBOutlet weak var connectionTypeImage: UIImageView!
    @IBOutlet weak var radioTypeLabel: UILabel!
    override func viewDidLoad() {
    override func viewWillAppear(_ animated: Bool) {
    override func viewWillDisappear(_ animated: Bool) {
    func didChangeConnectionStatus(_ status: SwiftyConnectionStatus) {
        DispatchQueue.main.async {
            switch status {
                case .online:
                self.statusLabel.text = "Online"
                self.statusLabel.backgroundColor = .systemGreen
                case .offline:
                self.statusLabel.text = "Offline"
                self.statusLabel.backgroundColor = .systemRed
    func didChangeConnectionType(_ type: SwiftyConnectionType?) {
        DispatchQueue.main.async {
            guard let connectionType = type else {
                self.connectionTypeImage.isHidden = true
                self.radioTypeLabel.isHidden = true
            switch connectionType {
            case .cellular(let radioType):
                self.connectionTypeImage.image = UIImage(systemName: "antenna.radiowaves.left.and.right")
                self.connectionTypeImage.isHidden = false
                self.radioTypeLabel.text = radioType.description
                self.radioTypeLabel.isHidden = false
            case .wifi:
                self.connectionTypeImage.image = UIImage(systemName: "wifi")
                self.connectionTypeImage.isHidden = false
                self.radioTypeLabel.isHidden = true
            case .ethernet:
                self.connectionTypeImage.image = UIImage(systemName: "cable.connector")
                self.connectionTypeImage.isHidden = false
                self.radioTypeLabel.isHidden = true


In this case we have instead created an ad hoc solution with an ObservableObject. It is really easy to use SwiftyReachabilityObserverUI

struct SwiftUIView: View {
    var connectionObserver : SwiftyReachabilityObserverUI = SwiftyReachabilityObserverUI()
    var body: some View {
        VStack {
            if connectionObserver.connectionStatus == .online {
            } else {
            if let connectionTypeDescription = connectionObserver.connectionType?.description {


Like any other package related to Reachability, in the case simulator execution, there may be delays in the functioning of the network observers. We therefore recommend testing your code on devices, where these problems do not occur.


SwiftyCache is published under the Apache 2.0 license.


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Last updated: Sun Apr 14 2024 11:34:59 GMT-0900 (Hawaii-Aleutian Daylight Time)