How can I change UIButton title color?

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asked Mar 19, 2010 by helloworld

I create a button programmatically..........

button = [UIButton buttonWithType:UIButtonTypeRoundedRect];
[button addTarget:self action:@selector(aMethod:)
[button setTitle:@"Show View" forState:UIControlStateNormal];
button.frame = CGRectMake(80.0, 210.0, 160.0, 40.0);
[view addSubview:button];

how can I change title color?

5 Answers

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answered Mar 19, 2010 by ben-gottlieb

You can use -[UIButton setTitleColor:forState:] to do this.



[buttonName setTitleColor:[UIColor blackColor] forState:UIControlStateNormal];

Swift 2

buttonName.setTitleColor(UIColor.blackColor(), forState: .Normal)

Swift 3

buttonName.setTitleColor(UIColor.white, for: .normal)

Thanks to richardchildan

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answered Mar 20, 2013 by anbu-karthik

You created the UIButton is added the ViewController, The following instance method to change UIFont, tintColor and TextColor of the UIButton


 buttonName.titleLabel.font = [UIFont fontWithName:@"LuzSans-Book" size:15];
 buttonName.tintColor = [UIColor purpleColor];
 [buttonName setTitleColor:[UIColor purpleColor] forState:UIControlStateNormal];


buttonName.titleLabel.font = UIFont(name: "LuzSans-Book", size: 15)
buttonName.tintColor = UIColor.purpleColor()
buttonName.setTitleColor(UIColor.purpleColor(), forState: .Normal)


    buttonName.titleLabel?.font = UIFont(name: "LuzSans-Book", size: 15)
    buttonName.tintColor = UIColor.purple
    buttonName.setTitleColor(UIColor.purple, for: .normal)
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answered Mar 19, 2016 by fagiani

If you are using Swift, this will do the same:

buttonName.setTitleColor(UIColor.blackColor(), forState: .Normal)

Hope that helps!

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answered Sep 15, 2017 by rupom

Solution in Swift 3:

button.setTitleColor(, for: .normal)

This will set the title color of button.

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answered Sep 15, 2017 by imanou-petit

With Swift 3, UIButton has a setTitleColor(_:for:) method. setTitleColor(_:for:) has the following declaration:

func setTitleColor(_ color: UIColor?, for state: UIControlState)

Sets the color of the title to use for the specified state.

The following Playground code show how to create a UIbutton in a UIViewController and change it's title color using setTitleColor(_:for:):

import UIKit
import PlaygroundSupport

class ViewController: UIViewController {

    override func viewDidLoad() {
        view.backgroundColor = UIColor.white

        // Create button
        let button = UIButton(type: UIButtonType.system)

        // Set button's attributes
        button.setTitle("Print 0", for: UIControlState.normal)
        button.setTitleColor(, for: UIControlState.normal)

        // Set button's frame
        button.frame.origin = CGPoint(x: 100, y: 100)

        // Add action to button
        button.addTarget(self, action: #selector(printZero(_:)), for: UIControlEvents.touchUpInside)

        // Add button to subView

    func printZero(_ sender: UIButton) {


let controller = ViewController()
PlaygroundPage.current.liveView = controller

Select Show the Assistant Editor > Timeline <Name of the page>.xcplaygroundpage in Playground in order to display the UIViewController created instance.

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