Edit this Doc Find Element

Search for an element on the page

Example Usage

MobileElement elementOne = (MobileElement) driver.findElementByAccessibilityId("SomeAccessibilityID");
MobileElement elementTwo = (MobileElement) driver.findElementByClassName("SomeClassName");

el = self.driver.find_element(by=AppiumBy.ACCESSIBILITY_ID, value="SomeAccessibilityID")

// webdriver.io example

// wd example
let elementOne = await driver.elementByAccessibilityId("SomeAccessibilityID");
let elementTwo = await driver.element("id", "SomeID");

# ruby_lib example
find_element(:accessibility_id, 'SomeAccessibilityID')

# ruby_lib_core example
@driver.find_element(:accessibility_id, 'SomeAccessibilityID')

AndroidElement elementOne = driver.FindElementByAccessibilityID("Some ID");
AndroidElement elementTwo = driver.FindElementByClassName("Some class");


Get the first element that matches a locator strategy


Appium Server

Platform Driver Platform Versions Appium Version Driver Version
iOS XCUITest 9.3+ 1.6.0+ All
UIAutomation 8.0 to 9.3 All All
Android Espresso ?+ 1.9.0+ All
UiAutomator2 ?+ 1.6.0+ All
UiAutomator 4.3+ All All
Mac Mac ?+ 1.6.4+ All
Windows Windows 10+ 1.6.0+ All

Appium Clients

Language Support Documentation
Java All seleniumhq.github.io
Python All selenium-python.readthedocs.io
Javascript (WebdriverIO) All
Javascript (WD) All github.com
Ruby All www.rubydoc.info
C# All github.com

HTTP API Specifications


POST /session/:session_id/element

URL Parameters

name description
session_id ID of the session to route the command to

JSON Parameters

name type description
using string The locator strategy to use
value string The search target


A JSON object for the located element (object)

See Also