UIActivityViewController crashing on iOS8 iPads

Issue :

I am currently testing my app with XCode 6 (Beta 6). UIActivityViewController works fine with iPhone devices and simulators but crashes with iPad simulators and devices (iOS 8) with following logs

Terminating app due to uncaught exception 'NSGenericException', reason: 'UIPopoverPresentationController (<_UIAlertControllerActionSheetRegularPresentationController: 0x7fc7a874bd90>) should have a non-nil sourceView or barButtonItem set before the presentation occurs.'

I am using following code for iPhone and iPad for both iOS 7 as well as 8

NSData *myData = [NSData dataWithContentsOfFile:_filename];
NSArray *activityItems = [NSArray arrayWithObjects:myData, nil];
UIActivityViewController *activityViewController = [[UIActivityViewController alloc] initWithActivityItems:nil applicationActivities:nil];
activityViewController.excludedActivityTypes = @[UIActivityTypeCopyToPasteboard];
[self presentViewController:activityViewController animated:YES completion:nil];

I am getting a similar crash in of one my other app as well. Can you please guide me ? has anything changed with UIActivityViewController in iOS 8? I checked but i did not find anything on this

Solution :

On iPad the activity view controller will be displayed as a popover using the newUIPopoverPresentationController, it requires that you specify an anchor point for the presentation of the popover using one of the three following properties:

In order to specify the anchor point you will need to obtain a reference to the UIActivityController’s UIPopoverPresentationController and set one of the properties as follows:

if ( [activityViewController respondsToSelector:@selector(popoverPresentationController)] ) { 
// iOS8
 activityViewController.popoverPresentationController.sourceView =

Solution found from stackoverflow by,

Mithun Karmakar

Software Engineer

TopOfStack Software Ltd.