Ios – WKWebView didn’t finish loading, when didFinishNavigation is called – Bug in WKWebView


Goal: To take a screenshot of WKWebView after the website finished loading

Method employed:

  • Defined a WKWebView var in UIViewController
  • Created an extension method called screen capture() that takes image of WKWebView

  • Made my UIViewController to implement WKNavigationDelegate

  • Set the wkwebview.navigationDelegate = self ( in the UIViewController init)

  • Implemented the didFinishNavigation delegation func in UIViewcontroller to call screen capture extension method for WKWebView

func webView(webView: WKWebView, didFinishNavigation navigation: WKNavigation!) {
    let img = webView.screenCapture()


  • When I debug i simulator, I notice that the control reaches the didFinishNavigation() func even though the website has not yet rendered in the WKWebView
  • Correspondingly the image screenshot taken is a white blob.

What am I missing here? I looked at all possible delegate functions for WKWebView and nothing else seem to represent the completion of content loading in WKWebView. Would appreciate help on if there is a work around

Update: Adding screenshot code that I am using to take a screenshot for web view

class func captureEntireUIWebViewImage(webView: WKWebView) -> UIImage? {

    var webViewFrame = webView.scrollView.frame
    if (webView.scrollView.contentSize != CGSize(width: 0,height: 0)){
    webView.scrollView.frame = CGRectMake(webViewFrame.origin.x, webViewFrame.origin.y, webView.scrollView.contentSize.width, webView.scrollView.contentSize.height)

    UIGraphicsBeginImageContextWithOptions(webView.scrollView.contentSize, webView.scrollView.opaque, 0)
     var image:UIImage = UIGraphicsGetImageFromCurrentImageContext()

     webView.scrollView.frame = webViewFrame         
     return image

    return nil

Best Solution

For those still looking for an answer to this, the marked answer is BS, he just forced his way into getting it accepted.

Using property,



webView(webView: WKWebView, didFinishNavigation navigation: WKNavigation!)

both do the same thing, indicate if the main resource is loaded.

Now, that does not mean the entire webpage/website is loaded, because it really depends on the implementation of the website. If it needs to load scripts and resources (images, fonts etc) to make itself visible, you'll still see nothing after the navigation is completed, because the network calls made by the website are not tracked by the webview, only the navigation is tracked, so it wouldn't really know when the website loaded completely.

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