ios – Get the creation date of a contact


Using the new Contacts Framework in iOS 9, how can I get the contact creation date?

In previous versions, using the Address Book Framework, you could do:

ABRecordRef person = ...
NSDate *creationDate = (__bridge_transfer NSDate *)ABRecordCopyValue(person, kABPersonCreationDateProperty);

but using the new framework I did not find any property in CNContact or any "key" to be able to obtain this value.


Friend, definitely accessing that property with the Contacts Framework is impossible as it doesn't exist. The only way is by using the ABF or an ABF wrapper like APAddressBook . Maybe if you generate a ticket to Apple you can report the problem since it is not the only one.

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