In the "shouldReceiveTouch" method you should add a condition that will return NO if the touch is in the button.

This is from apple SimpleGestureRecognizers example.

- (BOOL)gestureRecognizer:(UIGestureRecognizer *)gestureRecognizer shouldReceiveTouch:(UITouch *)touch {

    // Disallow recognition of tap gestures in the segmented control.
    if ((touch.view == yourButton)) {//change it to your condition
        return NO;
    return YES;

hope it will help


As Daniel noted you must conform to UIGestureRecognizerDelegate for it to work.