I remember asking this question a while back and receiving some beautiful answers, which don’t require drilling down in the view hierarchy.

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/11827585/uisearchbar-change-placeholder-color

As I am not investing time into iOS so much, I haven’t checked if the stack overflow solution still works, but if it does, using the iOS appearance proxy is many times better than searching UIViews one by one.

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