Dynamic cell heights in UITableView have put a big spanner in the works in terms of performance. You can’t simply return an arbitrary height under heightForRowAtIndexPath and assume everything will work. If you have text in your cell that could be 1 line or 10 lines, your cells need to have a dynamic height. There are a couple of ways to measure this height. I’ll get into that shortly. Measuring cell heights can also be a relatively slow process, so I’ll also go into optimisation techniques to achieve the all-important 60 frames-per-second that everyone strives for.

Harry Richardson

Lead iOS Developer