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This is the code that I ended up with which works:

#define MAX_LENGTH 20

- (BOOL)textField:(UITextField *)textField shouldChangeCharactersInRange:(NSRange)range replacementString:(NSString *)string
{
    if (textField.text.length >= MAX_LENGTH && range.length == 0)
    {
        return NO; // return NO to not change text
    }
    else
    {return YES;}
}

Unfortunately, this solution fails to stop users copy-and-pasting into a text field, therefore allowing them to bypass the limit. Sickpea's answer copes with this situation correctly.

What is with people having an if statement to return NO or YES? Try this: return !(textField.text.length >= MAX_LENGTH && range.length == 0);

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This is the code that I ended up with which works:

#define MAX_LENGTH 20

- (BOOL)textField:(UITextField *)textField shouldChangeCharactersInRange:(NSRange)range replacementString:(NSString *)string
{
    if (textField.text.length >= MAX_LENGTH && range.length == 0)
    {
        return NO; // return NO to not change text
    }
    else
    {return YES;}
}

Unfortunately, this solution fails to stop users copy-and-pasting into a text field, therefore allowing them to bypass the limit. Sickpea's answer copes with this situation correctly.

What is with people having an if statement to return NO or YES? Try this: return !(textField.text.length >= MAX_LENGTH && range.length == 0);

ios - Set the maximum character length of a UITextField - Stack Overfl...

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The Problem with some of the answer given above is, For example I have a text field and I have to set a limit of 15 characters input, then it stops after entering 15th Character. but they Don't allow to delete. That is the delete button also don't work. As I was facing the same problem. Came out with the solution , Given Below. Works Perfect for Me

- (BOOL)textField:(UITextField *)textField shouldChangeCharactersInRange:(NSRange)range replacementString:(NSString *)string
{
 if(textField.tag==6)
 {
    if ([textField.text length]<=30)
    {
        return YES;   
    }
    else if([@"" isEqualToString:string])
    {
        textField.text=[textField.text substringToIndex:30 ];
    }

    return NO;
 }
 else
 {
    return YES;
 }
}

I am having a text field, whose tag I have set "6" and I have restricted the max char limit = 30 ; works fine in every case

ios - Set the maximum character length of a UITextField - Stack Overfl...

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The Problem with some of the answer given above is, For example I have a text field and I have to set a limit of 15 characters input, then it stops after entering 15th Character. but they Don't allow to delete. That is the delete button also don't work. As I was facing the same problem. Came out with the solution , Given Below. Works Perfect for Me

- (BOOL)textField:(UITextField *)textField shouldChangeCharactersInRange:(NSRange)range replacementString:(NSString *)string
{
 if(textField.tag==6)
 {
    if ([textField.text length]<=30)
    {
        return YES;   
    }
    else if([@"" isEqualToString:string])
    {
        textField.text=[textField.text substringToIndex:30 ];
    }

    return NO;
 }
 else
 {
    return YES;
 }
}

I am having a text field, whose tag I have set "6" and I have restricted the max char limit = 30 ; works fine in every case

ios - Set the maximum character length of a UITextField - Stack Overfl...

ios objective-c cocoa-touch uitextfield