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- (void)scrollViewWillEndDragging:(UIScrollView *)scrollView
                 withVelocity:(CGPoint)velocity
          targetContentOffset:(inout CGPoint *)targetContentOffset
{
    //Ensure the scrollview is the collectionview we care about
    if (scrollView == self.collectionView) {

        // Find cell closest to the frame centre with reference from the targetContentOffset.
        CGPoint frameCentre = self.collectionView.center;
        CGPoint targetOffsetToCentre = CGPointMake((* targetContentOffset).x + frameCentre.x, (* targetContentOffset).y + frameCentre.y);

        NSIndexPath *indexPath = [self.collectionView indexPathForItemAtPoint:targetOffsetToCentre];

            //Check for "edgecase" that the target will land between cells and then find a close neighbour to prevent scrolling to index {0,0}.
        while (!indexPath) {
            targetOffsetToCentre.x += ((UICollectionViewFlowLayout *)self.collectionView.collectionViewLayout).minimumInteritemSpacing;
            indexPath = [self.collectionView indexPathForItemAtPoint:targetOffsetToCentre];
        }

        // Find the centre of the target cell
        CGPoint centreCellPoint = [self.collectionView layoutAttributesForItemAtIndexPath:indexPath].center;

        // Calculate the desired scrollview offset with reference to desired target cell centre.
        CGPoint desiredOffset = CGPointMake(centreCellPoint.x - frameCentre.x, centreCellPoint.y - frameCentre.y);
        *targetContentOffset = desiredOffset;
    }
}

Being able to have cells that are smaller the collectionView frame with space between the cells allows for hinting to the user that there other cells either side to scroll to which is a big win for UX. But for the centering of the pages doesn't work as expected with each cell progressively becoming more offset as the user scrolls. I've found the following to work well. The centering/snapping animation on each cell is almost invisible to user since it is only tweaking where the collectionView scrolling would end naturally rather than jerking the collectionView to quickly scroll to another indexPath. It's still important to to have the sectionInset property set large enough to allow cell not to stick to the containing frame edges. Also since there are spaces between the cells the target could land on an indexPath of nil which would cause the collectionView to scroll back to the start. I've fixed this offsetting a little and then trying again but different approaches could be taken here.

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- (CGFloat)collectionView:(UICollectionView *)collectionView
                   layout:(UICollectionViewLayout *)collectionViewLayout
        minimumLineSpacingForSectionAtIndex:(NSInteger)section {
    return 10;
}

- (CGSize)collectionView:(UICollectionView *)collectionView 
                  layout:(UICollectionViewLayout *)collectionViewLayout 
  sizeForItemAtIndexPath:(NSIndexPath *)indexPath {
    return CGSizeMake(collectionView.frame.size.width - 10, collectionView.frame.size.height);
}

- (UIEdgeInsets)collectionView:(UICollectionView *)collectionView 
                        layout:(UICollectionViewLayout *)collectionViewLayout 
        insetForSectionAtIndex:(NSInteger)section {
    return UIEdgeInsetsMake(0, 5, 0, 5);
}
- (void)scrollViewDidEndDecelerating:(UIScrollView *)scrollView {
    if (scrollView == self.collectionView) {
        CGPoint currentCellOffset = self.collectionView.contentOffset;
        currentCellOffset.x += self.collectionView.frame.size.width / 2;
        NSIndexPath *indexPath = [self.collectionView indexPathForItemAtPoint:currentCellOffset];
        [self.collectionView scrollToItemAtIndexPath:indexPath
                                    atScrollPosition:UICollectionViewScrollPositionCenteredHorizontally
                                            animated:YES];
    }
}
func collectionView(collectionView: UICollectionView, layout collectionViewLayout: UICollectionViewLayout, minimumLineSpacingForSectionAtIndex section: Int) -> CGFloat {         return 0     }
scrollViewDidEndDecelerating:

Another way is making your cell's width less than collectionView's width for a value of horizontal space between items. Then add section insets with left and right insets that equal a half of horizontal space between items. For example, your minimum line spacing is 10:

Another way: make you cell's width = (collectionView width - minimumLineSpacing) and add a section insets with left and right insets equal minimumLineSpacing / 2.

But I need the spacing in between the cells

Remove spaces between items. For horizontal scrolling collection view set minimum line spacing to 0. You can do this with interface builder or with method of UICollectionViewDelegateFlowLayout protocol:

You can't have cells with size of the collection view, horizontal spaces between them and centered pages. Make a choise.

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- (void)scrollViewWillEndDragging:(UIScrollView *)scrollView
                 withVelocity:(CGPoint)velocity
          targetContentOffset:(inout CGPoint *)targetContentOffset
{
    //Ensure the scrollview is the collectionview we care about
    if (scrollView == self.collectionView) {

        // Find cell closest to the frame centre with reference from the targetContentOffset.
        CGPoint frameCentre = self.collectionView.center;
        CGPoint targetOffsetToCentre = CGPointMake((* targetContentOffset).x + frameCentre.x, (* targetContentOffset).y + frameCentre.y);

        NSIndexPath *indexPath = [self.collectionView indexPathForItemAtPoint:targetOffsetToCentre];

            //Check for "edgecase" that the target will land between cells and then find a close neighbour to prevent scrolling to index {0,0}.
        while (!indexPath) {
            targetOffsetToCentre.x += ((UICollectionViewFlowLayout *)self.collectionView.collectionViewLayout).minimumInteritemSpacing;
            indexPath = [self.collectionView indexPathForItemAtPoint:targetOffsetToCentre];
        }

        // Find the centre of the target cell
        CGPoint centreCellPoint = [self.collectionView layoutAttributesForItemAtIndexPath:indexPath].center;

        // Calculate the desired scrollview offset with reference to desired target cell centre.
        CGPoint desiredOffset = CGPointMake(centreCellPoint.x - frameCentre.x, centreCellPoint.y - frameCentre.y);
        *targetContentOffset = desiredOffset;
    }
}

Being able to have cells that are smaller the collectionView frame with space between the cells allows for hinting to the user that there other cells either side to scroll to which is a big win for UX. But for the centering of the pages doesn't work as expected with each cell progressively becoming more offset as the user scrolls. I've found the following to work well. The centering/snapping animation on each cell is almost invisible to user since it is only tweaking where the collectionView scrolling would end naturally rather than jerking the collectionView to quickly scroll to another indexPath. It's still important to to have the sectionInset property set large enough to allow cell not to stick to the containing frame edges. Also since there are spaces between the cells the target could land on an indexPath of nil which would cause the collectionView to scroll back to the start. I've fixed this offsetting a little and then trying again but different approaches could be taken here.

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- (CGFloat)collectionView:(UICollectionView *)collectionView
                   layout:(UICollectionViewLayout *)collectionViewLayout
        minimumLineSpacingForSectionAtIndex:(NSInteger)section {
    return 10;
}

- (CGSize)collectionView:(UICollectionView *)collectionView 
                  layout:(UICollectionViewLayout *)collectionViewLayout 
  sizeForItemAtIndexPath:(NSIndexPath *)indexPath {
    return CGSizeMake(collectionView.frame.size.width - 10, collectionView.frame.size.height);
}

- (UIEdgeInsets)collectionView:(UICollectionView *)collectionView 
                        layout:(UICollectionViewLayout *)collectionViewLayout 
        insetForSectionAtIndex:(NSInteger)section {
    return UIEdgeInsetsMake(0, 5, 0, 5);
}
- (void)scrollViewDidEndDecelerating:(UIScrollView *)scrollView {
    if (scrollView == self.collectionView) {
        CGPoint currentCellOffset = self.collectionView.contentOffset;
        currentCellOffset.x += self.collectionView.frame.size.width / 2;
        NSIndexPath *indexPath = [self.collectionView indexPathForItemAtPoint:currentCellOffset];
        [self.collectionView scrollToItemAtIndexPath:indexPath
                                    atScrollPosition:UICollectionViewScrollPositionCenteredHorizontally
                                            animated:YES];
    }
}
func collectionView(collectionView: UICollectionView, layout collectionViewLayout: UICollectionViewLayout, minimumLineSpacingForSectionAtIndex section: Int) -> CGFloat {         return 0     }
scrollViewDidEndDecelerating:

Another way is making your cell's width less than collectionView's width for a value of horizontal space between items. Then add section insets with left and right insets that equal a half of horizontal space between items. For example, your minimum line spacing is 10:

Another way: make you cell's width = (collectionView width - minimumLineSpacing) and add a section insets with left and right insets equal minimumLineSpacing / 2.

But I need the spacing in between the cells

Remove spaces between items. For horizontal scrolling collection view set minimum line spacing to 0. You can do this with interface builder or with method of UICollectionViewDelegateFlowLayout protocol:

You can't have cells with size of the collection view, horizontal spaces between them and centered pages. Make a choise.

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func scrollViewDidEndDecelerating(_ scrollView: UIScrollView) {
        if scrollView == self.collectionView {
            var currentCellOffset = self.collectionView.contentOffset
            currentCellOffset.x += self.collectionView.frame.width / 2
            if let indexPath = self.collectionView.indexPathForItem(at: currentCellOffset) {
              self.collectionView.scrollToItem(at: indexPath, at: .centeredHorizontally, animated: true)
            }
        }
    }

It works but you see some weird visual effect every time you move from page to page.

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func scrollViewDidEndDecelerating(_ scrollView: UIScrollView) {
        if scrollView == self.collectionView {
            var currentCellOffset = self.collectionView.contentOffset
            currentCellOffset.x += self.collectionView.frame.width / 2
            if let indexPath = self.collectionView.indexPathForItem(at: currentCellOffset) {
              self.collectionView.scrollToItem(at: indexPath, at: .centeredHorizontally, animated: true)
            }
        }
    }

It works but you see some weird visual effect every time you move from page to page.

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