How to Connect an iOS App to a MySQL Database (Step by Step) – Part 6

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In this video series, I’ll show you how to connect an iPhone app to MySQL. We’ll go through it step by step starting from the beginning.

You’ll learn how to:
– Sign up for web hosting
– Create a new MySQL database
– Set up a MySQL database user
– Set access permission for that user
– Create a PHP web service to access the data
– Create an iOS app with a tableview, multiple screens and a map
– Access the PHP web service via the app to download the data from your MySQL database.

This is a video version of the tutorial here:

The Best Way to Connect Your iOS App to MySQL Database (4 Steps)

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9 thoughts on “How to Connect an iOS App to a MySQL Database (Step by Step) – Part 6”

  1. QOTD ⚡Do you prefer using table views or collection views? Let me know below!? Kick start your own app with my free 7 Day App Action Plan ➡️

  2. Hi Chris I love your videos, but I need your help. What is going on with my PHP File that when I run it, show a blank Page and not showing the data from my MySQL

  3. Hi Chris! Thanks so much for this playlist. I'm trying to get my SQL data into UILabels. Is there a way to "refresh" a UILabel once the data is loaded…something similar to tableView.reloadData()?

  4. Incase anyone got a purple warning on the tableview.reload data here is the fix

    //Items that came back from the HomeModel
    func itemsDownloaded(locations: [Location]) {
    self.locations = locations
    DispatchQueue.main.async {


  5. hey chris I've been having problems with trying to find which function i should replace "func tableView(_ tableView: UITableView, cellForRowAt indexPath: IndexPath) -> UITableViewCell {" with if I'm developing with macosx instead of fox, can you help?

  6. hi chris great tutorial. considering buying your course. is it possible to send data to the database and update data in the database as well as retrieve ?

  7. Hi, I have one question, I wanna do a login, for example if the user exists, I need another view controller to be showing the data from the user? Or I can do that on the same view of the login?


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