Peek and Pop is a feature that is accessible from iPhone 6s and above. It is an action when user long press any UI elements on the screen we able to show a preview or quick menu actions by highlighting the pressed UI Element.So from this feature user can sense the 3D touch.

The Core Spell:

  1. Create tableView in storyboard.

Below is the storyboard design:

StoryBoard Reference

Implementing Essential Delegate and DataSource of UITableView:

Here we are going to show Menu option(UIContextualMennu) for peek a pop view having light and dark option which made themes according to the action.

Below is the tableView essential Delegate and DataSource methods:

extension ViewController: UITableViewDelegate, UITableViewDataSource{

func tableView(_ tableView: UITableView, numberOfRowsInSection section: Int) -> Int {

return 5


func tableView(_ tableView: UITableView, cellForRowAt indexPath: IndexPath) -> UITableViewCell {

let cell = tableView.dequeueReusableCell(withIdentifier: “Cell”, for: indexPath)

return cell



Below is the output image for tableView:

Below is the final step, here we are going to implement contextual menu delegate for tableViewCell

func tableView(_ tableView: UITableView, contextMenuConfigurationForRowAt indexPath: IndexPath, point: CGPoint) -> UIContextMenuConfiguration? {

let configuration = UIContextMenuConfiguration(identifier: nil, previewProvider: nil) { actions -> UIMenu? in

let action = UIAction(title: “Dark Mode”, image: nil, identifier: .none) { action in

self.view?.overrideUserInterfaceStyle = .dark


let action2 = UIAction(title: “Light Mode”, image: nil, identifier: .none) { action in

self.view?.overrideUserInterfaceStyle = .light


return UIMenu.init(title: “SELECT MODE”, children: [action, action2])


return configuration


Below is the output images for peek and pop tableView:

peek and pop tableView - light mode
peek and pop tableView — dark mode

Note: The above UIContextMenuConfiguration delegate available after iOS 13.0. Please check before implement this.

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