Welcome to the Documentation for KIF


KIF is an iOS integration test framework that allows developers to write tests in Objective-C. It provides a simple and expressive syntax for writing UI tests and supports interactions with the app’s UI elements.


To install KIF, you can use CocoaPods. Simply add the following line to your Podfile:

pod 'KIF'

Then, run the following command:

pod install

Getting Started

To start writing tests with KIF, follow these steps:

  1. Create a new test target in your Xcode project.
  2. Add the necessary KIF files to your test target.
  3. Write your UI test cases using the KIF syntax.
  4. Run the tests and analyze the results.


KIF provides a variety of methods to interact with UI elements, such as tapping buttons, entering text, and verifying element visibility. Here are some examples:

// Tap a button
[tester tapViewWithAccessibilityLabel:@"Button"];

// Enter text into a text field
[tester enterText:@"Hello" intoViewWithAccessibilityLabel:@"TextField"];

// Verify element visibility
[tester waitForViewWithAccessibilityLabel:@"Label" traits:UIAccessibilityTraitStaticText];

Advanced Features

KIF offers several advanced features to enhance your UI testing experience:

  • Synchronization: KIF automatically waits for UI elements to appear or become tappable before performing actions.
  • Accessibility Testing: KIF provides extensive support for testing accessibility features of your app.
  • Continuous Integration: You can integrate KIF with Jenkins or other CI platforms to run tests automatically.


If you encounter any issues or difficulties while using KIF, please refer to the following resources:

  • Check the KIF GitHub repository for known issues and solutions.
  • Join the KIF community forum to ask questions and get help from other users.
  • Submit a bug report on GitHub if you’ve identified a new issue.

We hope this documentation helps you get started with KIF! Happy testing!