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Switches

Switches toggle the state of a single setting on or off.

Switches are the preferred way to adjust settings on mobile. The option that the switch controls, as well as the state it’s in, should be made clear from the corresponding inline label.

Switches with FormControlLabel

Switch can also be used with a label description thanks to the FormControlLabel component.

Switches with FormGroup

FormGroup is a helpful wrapper used to group selection controls components that provides an easier API. However, we encourage you to use a Checkbox instead.

Assign responsibility

Be careful

Customized switches

Here are some examples of customizing the component. You can learn more about this in the overrides documentation page.

Sizes

Fancy smaller switches? Use the size property.

Label placement

You can change the placement of the label:

When to use

Accessibility

  • All form controls should have labels, and this includes radio buttons, checkboxes, and switches. In most cases, this is done by using the <label> element (FormControlLabel).
  • When a label can't be used, it's necessary to add an attribute directly to the input component. In this case, you can apply the additional attribute (e.g. aria-label, aria-labelledby, title) via the inputProps property.
<Switch
  value="checkedA"
  inputProps={{ 'aria-label': 'Switch A' }}
/>