Easily add vertical and horizontal pull to refresh to any UIScrollView. Can also add multiple pull-to-refesh views at once.

This is a fork from the famous SVPullToRefresh pod with 2 additional functionalities:

Can add multiple pull-to-refresh views into one single UIScrollView
Support both vertical and horizontal pull to refresh


Add pod 'HTPullToRefresh' to your Podfile (remove the SVPullToRefresh pod if you had added it before)


(see sample Xcode project in /Demo)

Adding Pull to Refresh

If you don't specify the position, it will add to top by default

[tableView addPullToRefreshWithActionHandler:^{
  //do stuff

or if you want it from the bottom

[tableView addPullToRefreshWithActionHandler:^{
  //do stuff
} position:SVPullToRefreshPositionBottom];

or from the left

[tableView addPullToRefreshWithActionHandler:^{
  //do stuff
} position:SVPullToRefreshPositionLeft];

or right?

[tableView addPullToRefreshWithActionHandler:^{
  //do stuff
} position:SVPullToRefreshPositionRight];

or add multiple pull-to-refresh views all at once

// add top
[tableView addPullToRefreshWithActionHandler:^{
  //do stuff
} position:SVPullToRefreshPositionBottom];

// then add bottom
[tableView addPullToRefreshWithActionHandler:^{
  //do stuff
} position:SVPullToRefreshPositionLeft];

Retrieve Pull to Refresh View

Retrieve first pull-to-refresh view:


Retrieve pull-torefresh view at a specific position:

[tableView pullToRefreshViewAtPosition:SVPullToRefreshPositionBottom];

Since we have multiple pull-to-refresh views inside a UIScrollView, we can retrieve all of them by:



The pull to refresh view can be customized using the following properties/methods:

@property (nonatomic, strong) UIColor *arrowColor;
@property (nonatomic, strong) UIColor *textColor;
@property (nonatomic, readwrite) UIActivityIndicatorViewStyle activityIndicatorViewStyle;

- (void)setTitle:(NSString *)title forState:(SVPullToRefreshState)state;
- (void)setSubtitle:(NSString *)subtitle forState:(SVPullToRefreshState)state;
- (void)setCustomView:(UIView *)view forState:(SVPullToRefreshState)state;

For instance, you would set the arrowColor property using:

tableView.pullToRefreshView.arrowColor = [UIColor whiteColor];

Adding Infinite Scrolling

[tableView addInfiniteScrollingWithActionHandler:^{
    // append data to data source, insert new cells at the end of table view
    // call [tableView.infiniteScrollingView stopAnimating] when done

If you’d like to programmatically trigger the loading (for instance in viewDidAppear:), you can do so with:

[tableView triggerInfiniteScrolling];

You can temporarily hide the infinite scrolling view by setting the showsInfiniteScrolling property:

tableView.showsInfiniteScrolling = NO;


The infinite scrolling view can be customized using the following methods:

- (void)setActivityIndicatorViewStyle:(UIActivityIndicatorViewStyle)activityIndicatorViewStyle;
- (void)setCustomView:(UIView *)view forState:(SVInfiniteScrollingState)state;

You can access these properties through your scroll view's infiniteScrollingView property.

Under the hood

SVPullToRefresh extends UIScrollView by adding new public methods as well as a dynamic properties.

It uses key-value observing to track the scrollView's contentOffset.