Checkbox vs. Toggle (Mobile) - What do you prefer and why?

over 5 years ago from Joe Roberto, Product Designer | Currently Re-Building Insurance | Previously @

  • Koos Looijesteijn, over 5 years ago

    In my experience, checkboxes almost always require a follow up action (OK, save, continue), whereas toggle states are effective and saved immediately.

    I’ve never seen a combination of toggles and a save button. A checkbox without confirmation makes me feel uncertain about whether me pressing it has any effect.

    Another application of checkboxes, even in iOS native apps, is selecting items for a certain action. Like photos to delete.

    In a typical checkout flow, checkboxes would make sense. Perhaps a button [ Accept terms and conditions ] too, if you don’t want to use checkboxes for some reason.

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