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iOS Clickable Label


NOTE: In most cases, it is better to use a UIButton instead of making a UILabel you can tap on. Only use this example, if you are sure, that you don't want to use a UIButton for some reason.

  1. Create label
  2. Enable user interaction
  3. Add UITapGestureRecognizer

The key to create a clickable UILabel is to enable user interaction.


let label = UILabel()
label.userInteractionEnabled = true

let gesture = UITapGestureRecognizer(target: self, action: #selector(labelClicked(_:)))


UILabel *label = [[UILabel alloc] init];
[label setUserInteractionEnabled:YES];

UITapGestureRecognizer* gesture = [[UITapGestureRecognizer alloc] initWithTarget:self action:@selector(labelClicked:)];
[label addGestureRecognizer:gesture];

Setting "userInteractionEnabled" in storyboard's attributes inspector

Instead of using code, you can select the UILabel inside the storyboard and check the option:

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