There are two different units used to measure an angle

2. Degrees

Radian is a widely used angle unit in Physics and engineering, making it a unit of choice in most APIs that accepts an angle as a parameter.

Here is an example of an API to create a rotation transform. The API accepts an angle in radians.

``let view = UIView()view.transform = CGAffineTransform(rotationAngle: .pi)``

While Radian is used for calculation, Degrees is more popular and easier to understand for most users.

So, you might want to convert between the two. And that's what we will learn in this article.

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How to convert Radians to Degrees in iOS

There are many ways to convert Radians to Degrees. I will show you different ways to do it in iOS.

Function to convert Radians to Degrees in iOS

We can easily convert between degrees and radians using simple math.

• A complete rotation angle in degrees unit is 360 Degrees.

So, 1 Radian = 360 Degrees/2π = 180 Degrees/π

We can create a Swift helper function like this:

``func radiansToDegrees(_ radians: Double) -> Double {    return radians * 180 / .pi}``

Extension to convert Radians to Degrees in iOS

Instead of a function, you can create an extension for this.

``extension Double {    var degreesUnit: Double {        return self * 180 / .pi    }}``

Convert Radians to Degrees using SwiftUI

SwiftUI has a dedicated `Angle` type.

`Angle` type allows us to:

• Initialize by either Degress and Radians.
• Getting a value in either Degress and Radians unit.

If you don't mind importing the `SwiftUI` module, you can enjoy this nice `struct`.

``import SwiftUIlet angleInRadians = Angle(radians: .pi)let angleInDegrees = angleInRadians.degrees``

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Convert Radians to Degrees using Measurement structure

Apple got a `Measurement` struct which is a struct used to describe a unit of measure.

It supports a wide range of units, and angle (`UnitAngle`) is one of them.

The `Measurement` struct has built-in support for calculation and conversion.

You can use it by initializing it with your desired value and unit. Then, you can convert them using a built-in method.

In this case, we convert radians to degrees.

``let radians = Measurement(value: .pi, unit: UnitAngle.radians)let degrees = radians.converted(to: .degrees)``

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