I'm working on an iOS 8 iPhone app and I'm looking for a way to present an error message to the user like You're offline, please check your network settings. that goes away after a few seconds.

What is a good way to do this and is there a Apple suggested design for that kind of messages?

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Android offers you the opportunity to use a Toast, iOS doesn't have such a feature. Apple actually tells you to serve people an AlertView whenever you want to show an error occurred.


Apple must provide a visual clue if it cannot send a text message. Why not leverage that? Just googled (as I don't use an iPhone) and Apple uses an exclamation point.

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See: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204065

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