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Radio Buttons

Radio buttons are used when options are mutually exclusive.

Radio Buttons


Radio buttons are used to afford a single selection from two or more options.

Note: Radio buttons for touchscreen apps should include a large, invisible touch target around the radio button and label to ensure high usability.


Use when

  • Options are mutually exclusive.
  • Visibility and quick response is a priority.
  • Comparison of options needs to be clear.
  • You want to emphasize options.

Don’t use when

  • User can make multiple selections. Instead, use Checkboxes.
  • You are providing more than 7 options.
  • You are attempting to highlight a preferred choice. Instead, use a Dropdown.
  • When a large number of familiar options is available.

Radio Buttons Example

What's changed
Date Version Notes Contributors
06/02/2022 1.0.1 Updated full layout. M. Johns