Selection controls

Selection controls are an important design component on Wear OS. The three most common selection controls are checkboxes, radio buttons, and switches.

Use each selection control in the following way:

  • Checkboxes allow the selection of multiple options from a set.
  • Radio buttons allow the selection of a single option from a set.
  • Switches change a selection between on and off.


Display selection controls within the screen’s content area. Selection controls should appear inline, and near content where a user can take an action.

Figure 1. A checkbox list that allows multiple selections.

Figure 2. A radio button list that only allows a single selection.

Figure 3. A switch that changes a selection between on and off.