Updated: June 1, 2017

Pickers

Intro

The picker allows the user to choose between a set of distinct options by spinning a wheel on the screen. To make scanning easier, order the list of options provided in the picker in a logical way.

iOS Human Interface Guidelines

To learn more about using the picker, see the iOS Human Interface Guidelines by Apple, Inc.

Picker
Picker

A picker is best used when the user knows the values that are contained in the wheel. If the picker needs to contain a large amount of values, it may be more appropriate to display more choices in a list view.

Example of a picker used to select a work group
Example of a picker used to select a work group

Date Picker

A date and time picker gives users an easy way to select a specific date or time. It can have up to four independent wheels, each of which displays values in a single category, such as hours or minutes. Users can flick or drag to spin each wheel until it displays the desired value beneath the clear selection bar.

Date picker with month, day, and year
Date picker with month, day, and year