LPlaceholderTextView is a UITextView subclass with placeholder text and placeholder text color properties. In order to use in your project just import the LPlaceholderTextView class and use it as in the code sample below.
_textView.placeholderText = @"Enter text...";
_textView.placeholderColor = [UIColor lightGrayColor];
LPlaceholderTextView is available on my GitHub repo: