So I was able to successfully load an xib file into my application. Only problem is that whenever it opens, I get an undesired blur effect in the background, UIVisualEffectView. How can I remove this? Also a question about xib files, I am not quite sure how to close them once they have been loaded. Can someone please provide a code sample that I can use? Ideally I'd like to create an IBAction and link it to a button that closes the view. Thanks everyone!