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Skip content on iOS

It can be helpful for users to skip repeated blocks of content. Most apps have content which appears on multiple screens. It takes longer for users of using assistive technologies to get navigate past repeated content. Adding the ability to skip past repeated content helps these users to navigate quicker.

On iOS, skipping content is mostly relevant to VoiceOver users. VoiceOver includes a rotor which allows users to jump to the following content types:

  • Headers

  • Links

  • Form Controls

  • Containers

  • Text

    • Lines

    • Characters

    • Words

Jumping to headers and links is used most often.

Provide appropriate accessibility markup to your content by using accessibilityTraits.

header.accessibilityTraits = .header
header.accessibilityTraits = .link


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