How To Get Current Date Swift Programmatically

By Eddy Chung

Sometimes you need to get the current date in Swift.

How To Get Current Date In Swift

To get the current date, create a new Date instance.

let date = Date()

You can print the current date using a DateFormatter

let dateFormatter = DateFormatter()
dateFormatter.dateFormat = "dd/MM/yyyy"
print(dateFormatter.string(from: date))
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