Image Upload to Amazon AWS S3 Bucket. Code Example in Swift.

This Swift code example will demonstrate how to upload image to Amazon AWS S3 Bucket.

The code example below will cover:

  • Set up AWS S3 Bucket policy,
  • Configure AWSCognitoCredentialsProvider,
  • Set up AWSS3TransferManagerUploadRequest
  • User AWSS3TransferManager to upload image
  • Read uploaded image from Amazon S3 Bucket
  • Display uploaded image as a subview

AWS Bucket Policy

 "Version": "2008-10-17",
 "Statement": [
   "Sid": "AddPerm",
   "Effect": "Allow",
   "Principal": "*",
   "Action": "s3:GetObject",
   "Resource": "arn:aws:s3:::learn-swift/*"


Image Upload to Amazon AWS S3 Bucket. Complete Code Example in Swift.

import UIKit
import AWSCore
import AWSS3

class ViewController: UIViewController {
    override func viewDidLoad() {
        // Do any additional setup after loading the view, typically from a nib.
    override func didReceiveMemoryWarning() {
        // Dispose of any resources that can be recreated.
    override func viewWillAppear(_ animated: Bool) {
        // Configure AWS Cognito Credentials
        let myIdentityPoolId = ""
        let credentialsProvider:AWSCognitoCredentialsProvider = AWSCognitoCredentialsProvider(regionType:AWSRegionType.usEast1, identityPoolId: myIdentityPoolId)
        let configuration = AWSServiceConfiguration(region:AWSRegionType.usEast1, credentialsProvider:credentialsProvider)
        AWSServiceManager.default().defaultServiceConfiguration = configuration
        // Set up AWS Transfer Manager Request
        let S3BucketName = "learn-swift"
        let ext = "jpeg"
        let localFileName = "kungfu2" // local file name here
        let remoteName = localFileName + "." + ext
        //let fileName = NSUUID().UUIDString + "." + ext
        let imageURL = Bundle.main.url(forResource: localFileName, withExtension: ext)!
        let uploadRequest = AWSS3TransferManagerUploadRequest()
        uploadRequest?.body = imageURL
        uploadRequest?.key = remoteName
        uploadRequest?.bucket = S3BucketName
        uploadRequest?.contentType = "image/" + ext
        let transferManager = AWSS3TransferManager.default()
        // Perform file upload
        transferManager?.upload(uploadRequest).continue({ (task:AWSTask) -> Any? in
            if let error = task.error {
                print("Upload failed with error: (\(error.localizedDescription))")
            if let exception = task.exception {
                print("Upload failed with exception (\(exception))")
            if task.result != nil {
                let s3URL = URL(string: "\(S3BucketName)/\(uploadRequest!.key!)")!
                print("Uploaded to:\n\(s3URL)")
                // Read uploaded image and display in a view
                let imageData = NSData(contentsOf: s3URL as URL)
                if let downloadedImageData = imageData
                    DispatchQueue.main.async {
                        let image = UIImage(data: downloadedImageData as Data)
                        let myImageView:UIImageView = UIImageView()
                        myImageView.frame = CGRect(x:10, y:100, width:25, height:25)
                        myImageView.image = image
                        myImageView.contentMode = UIViewContentMode.scaleAspectFit
            else {
                print("Unexpected empty result.")
            return nil

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