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View // the view which covers the table view.
Amazing. I was working under the impression that the first view in the list was in the front. It is the other way around. Thanks!
It sounds like you've accidentally put the cover view inside the table or behind it or something.
One of my apps does exactly this successfully.
The UIView needs to be a peer of the UITableView (i.e. inside the same parent view) and in front of it (after it in the list of the parent's subviews).
Use constraints to make the table a fixed size relative to its superview, and to make the cover view the same size as the table and aligned with it, so it always covers it when visible.