UIImagePickerController memory leak issue



In my application, I am using UIImagePickerController to take the photos, videos, choosing images from gallery and saving them in application document directory. If we launch camera and take picture/videos, app starts terminating without any crash log. For every launch of camera in the application, the RAM consuption is increased and after some time app gets terminated saying “Application terminated due  to memory issue”. I have observed this memory leak in XCode(10.1) and Instrument tool.



func takePhoto() {

        if UIImagePickerController.isSourceTypeAvailable(UIImagePickerController.SourceType.camera) {

            self.mediaType = .Photo

            let imagePicker = UIImagePickerController()

            imagePicker.delegate = self

            imagePicker.sourceType = UIImagePickerController.SourceType.camera

            imagePicker.allowsEditing = false

            imagePicker.hidesBarsOnTap = true

            imagePicker.isNavigationBarHidden = true;


            self.present(imagePicker, animated: true, completion: nil)





func imagePickerController(_ picker: UIImagePickerController, didFinishPickingMediaWithInfo info: [UIImagePickerController.InfoKey : Any]) {

        // Local variable inserted by Swift 4.2 migrator.

          let info = convertFromUIImagePickerControllerInfoKeyDictionary(info)

          if let image = info[convertFromUIImagePickerControllerInfoKey(UIImagePickerController.InfoKey.originalImage)] {

                    //Writing the image to document directory


        picker.dismiss(animated: true, completion: nil)




// Helper function inserted by Swift 4.2 migrator.

fileprivate func convertFromUIImagePickerControllerInfoKey(_ input: UIImagePickerController.InfoKey) -> String {

    return input.rawValue



XCode 10.1

Swift 4.2

iOS version – 10.2.1

Devices RAM – 1GB/2GB

Devices – iPad Pro, iPad Mini

Memoy – 16GB, 64GB, 32GB


Could you please help on this and suggest a better solution


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