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iOS Build a Simple iPhone App with Swift 2.0 View Controllers and Views Creating IBOutlets

Paul M
Paul M
16,370 Points

funFactLabel Help : fatal error: unexpectedly found nil while unwrapping an Optional value (lldb)

I get this console error in my code, fatal error: unexpectedly found nil while unwrapping an Optional value (lldb). There is also a error in the document saying "EXC_BAD_INSTRUCTION", can anyone help me?

import UIKit

class ViewController: UIViewController {

    @IBOutlet weak var funFactLabel: UILabel!

    override func viewDidLoad() {
        funFactLabel.text = "An interesting fact!" //This is where the error occurred

    override func didReceiveMemoryWarning() {
        // Dispose of any resources that can be recreated.

    @IBAction func showFunFact() {
        print("You pressed me!")


1 Answer

Jhoan Arango
Jhoan Arango
14,575 Points

Hello :

Try reconnecting the IBoutlet "funFactLabel". Perhaps at some point it got disconnected.

Good luck