Regarding the iPhone native Contact app, when you are in a contact detail view, you click the edit, it will do some nice animation and fade into edit mode. I'm trying to do something similar but not successful so far. Clearly, it's not simply calling Code: [UITableView setEditing:animated:] , because it's almost totally unrelated table in edit mode. I also try to insert/delete row/section animated, but not successful. Anyone can give me a hint ? Thanks.