Prevent scrolling in a MKMapView, also when zooming

You can try to handle the pinch gestures yourself using a UIPinchGestureRecognizer:

First set scrollEnabled and zoomEnabled to NO and create the gesture recognizer:

UIPinchGestureRecognizer* recognizer = [[UIPinchGestureRecognizer alloc] initWithTarget:self
[self.mapView addGestureRecognizer:recognizer];

In the recognizer handler adjust the MKCoordinateSpan according to the zoom scale:

- (void)handlePinch:(UIPinchGestureRecognizer*)recognizer
    static MKCoordinateRegion originalRegion;
    if (recognizer.state == UIGestureRecognizerStateBegan) {
        originalRegion = self.mapView.region;

    double latdelta = originalRegion.span.latitudeDelta / recognizer.scale;
    double londelta = originalRegion.span.longitudeDelta / recognizer.scale;

    // TODO: set these constants to appropriate values to set max/min zoomscale
    latdelta = MAX(MIN(latdelta, 80), 0.02);
    londelta = MAX(MIN(londelta, 80), 0.02);
    MKCoordinateSpan span = MKCoordinateSpanMake(latdelta, londelta);

    [self.mapView setRegion:MKCoordinateRegionMake(, span) animated:YES];

This may not work perfectly like Apple’s implementation but it should solve your issue.

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