Bug 7534 - Contact sample is not working on iOS 6
Summary: Contact sample is not working on iOS 6
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Alias: None
Product: Mobile API (Preview)
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Xamarin.iOS ()
Version: Preview
Hardware: PC Windows
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Assignee: Eric Maupin
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Reported: 2012-09-28 11:46 UTC by Alex P
Modified: 2012-10-12 15:00 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Alex P 2012-09-28 11:46:54 UTC
We are trying to use the contact api to get a list of contact on the device and it doesn't seem to work on iOS. 

It's working on the simulator but not on the device.  

We tried the sample included with the library on a device and it doesn't work. Maybe iOS 6 specific ?
Comment 1 Eric Maupin 2012-09-28 16:38:30 UTC
Can you be more specific than "it doesn't work"? Are you getting an exception, a build error, what?
Comment 2 Alex P 2012-09-28 16:42:36 UTC
Sorry, I should have given you more details.  There is no error, the list is returned empty.  After some investigation,  I found that this is caused by the new security feature included in iOS 6.  You now need to request permission when accessing the contacts : 

http://developer.apple.com/library/ios/#documentation/AddressBook/Reference/ABAddressBookRef_iPhoneOS/Reference/reference.html#//apple_ref/c/func/ABAddressBookRequestAccessWithCompletion
Comment 3 Eric Maupin 2012-10-12 15:00:56 UTC
0.5.1 has been released with a new API to resolve this.