SVProgressHUD is a clean and easy-to-use HUD meant to display the progress of an ongoing task.




  • Drag the SVProgressHUD/SVProgressHUD folder into your project.
  • Take care that SVProgressHUD.bundle is added to Targets->Build Phases->Copy Bundle Resources.
  • Add the QuartzCore framework to your project.


(see sample Xcode project in /Demo)

SVProgressHUD is created as a singleton (i.e. it doesn't need to be explicitly allocated and instantiated; you directly call [SVProgressHUD method]).

Use SVProgressHUD wisely! Only use it if you absolutely need to perform a task before taking the user forward. Bad use case examples: pull to refresh, infinite scrolling, sending message.

Using SVProgressHUD in your app will usually look as simple as this (using Grand Central Dispatch):

[SVProgressHUD show];
dispatch_async(dispatch_get_global_queue(DISPATCH_QUEUE_PRIORITY_DEFAULT, 0), ^{
    // time-consuming task
    dispatch_async(dispatch_get_main_queue(), ^{
        [SVProgressHUD dismiss];

Showing the HUD

You can show the status of indeterminate tasks using one of the following:

+ (void)show;
+ (void)showWithMaskType:(SVProgressHUDMaskType)maskType;
+ (void)showWithStatus:(NSString*)string;
+ (void)showWithStatus:(NSString*)string maskType:(SVProgressHUDMaskType)maskType;

If you'd like the HUD to reflect the progress of a task, use one of these:

+ (void)showProgress:(CGFloat)progress;
+ (void)showProgress:(CGFloat)progress status:(NSString*)status;
+ (void)showProgress:(CGFloat)progress status:(NSString*)status maskType:(SVProgressHUDMaskType)maskType;

Dismissing the HUD

It can be dismissed right away using:

+ (void)dismiss;

If you'd like to stack HUDs, you can balance out every show call using:

+ (void)popActivity;

The HUD will get dismissed once the popActivity calls will match the number of show calls.

Or show a confirmation glyph before before getting dismissed a little bit later. The display time depends on the length of the given string (between 0.5 and 5 seconds).

+ (void)showInfoWithStatus:(NSString *)string;
+ (void)showInfoWithStatus:(NSString *)string maskType:(SVProgressHUDMaskType)maskType;
+ (void)showSuccessWithStatus:(NSString*)string;
+ (void)showSuccessWithStatus:(NSString*)string maskType:(SVProgressHUDMaskType)maskType;
+ (void)showErrorWithStatus:(NSString *)string;
+ (void)showErrorWithStatus:(NSString *)string maskType:(SVProgressHUDMaskType)maskType;
+ (void)showImage:(UIImage*)image status:(NSString*)string;
+ (void)showImage:(UIImage*)image status:(NSString*)status maskType:(SVProgressHUDMaskType)maskType;


SVProgressHUD can be customized via the following methods:

+ (void)setBackgroundColor:(UIColor*)color;                 // default is [UIColor whiteColor]
+ (void)setForegroundColor:(UIColor*)color;                 // default is [UIColor blackColor]
+ (void)setRingThickness:(CGFloat)width;                    // default is 4 pt
+ (void)setFont:(UIFont*)font;                              // default is [UIFont preferredFontForTextStyle:UIFontTextStyleSubheadline]
+ (void)setInfoImage:(UIImage*)image;                       // default is the bundled info image provided by Freepik
+ (void)setSuccessImage:(UIImage*)image;                    // default is bundled success image from Freepik
+ (void)setErrorImage:(UIImage*)image;                      // default is bundled error image from Freepik
+ (void)setDefaultMaskType:(SVProgressHUDMaskType)maskType; // default is SVProgressHUDMaskTypeNone
+ (void)setViewForExtension:(UIView*)view;                  // default is nil, only used if #define SV_APP_EXTENSIONS is set


SVProgressHUD posts four notifications via NSNotificationCenter in response to being shown/dismissed:

  • SVProgressHUDWillAppearNotification when the show animation starts
  • SVProgressHUDDidAppearNotification when the show animation completes
  • SVProgressHUDWillDisappearNotification when the dismiss animation starts
  • SVProgressHUDDidDisappearNotification when the dismiss animation completes

Each notification passes a userInfo dictionary holding the HUD's status string (if any), retrievable via SVProgressHUDStatusUserInfoKey.

SVProgressHUD also posts SVProgressHUDDidReceiveTouchEventNotification when users touch on the overall screen or SVProgressHUDDidTouchDownInsideNotification when a user touches on the HUD directly. For this notifications userInfo is not passed but the object parameter contains the UIEvent that related to the touch.

App Extensions

When using SVProgressHUD in an App Extension, #define SV_APP_EXTENSIONS to avoid using unavailable APIs. Additionally call setViewForExtension: from your extensions view controller with self.view.

Contributing to this project

If you have feature requests or bug reports, feel free to help out by sending pull requests or by creating new issues. Please take a moment to review the guidelines written by Nicolas Gallagher:


SVProgressHUD is brought to you by Sam Vermette and contributors to the project. If you're using SVProgressHUD in your project, attribution would be very appreciated. The info, success and error icons are made by Freepik from Flaticon and are licensed under Creative Commons BY 3.0.