Handling deep/universal links

Usage guides to help you get started with deep/universal linking in the iOS Knock SDK.

Note: We Recommend taking advantage of our KnockAppDelegate to make handling deep links simpler.

Deep Links:

1. Define URL Schemes:

  • In Xcode, navigate to your app target's Info tab.
  • Add a new URL type under URL Types with a unique scheme.

Xcode Project Info

  • In you message payload that you send to Knock, include a property with a value of your deep link. The name of the property doesn't matter, so long as you know beforehand what it will be called.
  • This can also be done in your Knock Dashboard in your Payload overrides.

Deep link payload override

3. Handle Incoming URLs:

  • To handle a push notification being tapped while the app is closed:



  • To handle a push notification being tapped while the app is in the foreground or background:



Universal Links:

1. Enable Associated Domains:

  • Add the Associated Domains capability in your app target's Signing & Capabilities tab.
  • Add your domain in the format applinks:yourdomain.com.
  • Implement application(_:continue:restorationHandler:) in your AppDelegate or SceneDelegate.

3. Server Configuration:

  • Ensure your server hosts an Apple App Site Association (AASA) file at https://yourdomain.com/.well-known/apple-app-site-association.

For more detailed instructions on configuring universal links, visit Apple's Official Documentation.