Randy, persistance mean that data stays when the app is turned off - so when you turn it back on it’s like you never left. In effect, once you set a student’s image, it stays set until you change it. Until the end of time, or you lose your iPhone, whichever comes first. I think it should be var image: UIImage? in your person class declaration, colon instead of equals, you’re just defining, not assigning, in the declaration. The assignment should be in your imagePickerController().