The switch control mimics a physical switch that allows users to turn on/off individual settings, such as personalization or display settings. When users change a switch to “on”, they expect an instantaneous action as soon as the switch changes state.


  • Use switches in a switch form cell only.
  • Use switches to control the availability of related UI elements on the current screen.
  • Don’t use switches for selecting states other than on and off.
  • Don’t use switches without a form cell container.


A. Text Label

The text label describes the object this switch is controlling.

B. Switch

The switch control is located on the right side of the cell.

Anatomy of switch form cell
Anatomy of switch form cell

Behavior and Interaction

Each switch form cell is one touch target. To change the state of a switch, the user can tap anywhere within the cell to toggle. When a switch is disabled, apply 50% opacity to the whole cell. Disabled cells are not interactive.

Enabled switch form cells
Enabled switch form cells
Disabled switch form cells
Disabled switch form cells

Validation Message

Use a validation message only when necessary, for example, to show an error message or direct feedback of this control. Do not distract users with unimportant information. For page level feedback, use a snackbar instead.

The validation message should be concise. We recommend using one line of text for the validation message.

By default, there is no validation message. When the validation message is triggered, insert the message with padding below the label text before the divider line if used. The content under it will be pushed down.

Switch form cell with error message
Switch form cell with error message


Development: Switch Form Cell

SAP Fiori for iOS: Switches

Material Design: Switches