Set Implicit Wait Timeout

Set the amount of time the driver should wait when searching for elements

Example Usage

// Java
driver.manage().timeouts().implicitlyWait(30, TimeUnit.SECONDS);

# Python

// Javascript
// example

// wd example
await driver.setImplicitWaitTimeout(5000);

# Ruby
# ruby_lib example
manage.timeouts.implicit_wait = 5 # Ruby translates it to seconds

# ruby_lib_core example
@driver.manage.timeouts.implicit_wait = 5 # Ruby translates it to seconds

// TODO PHP sample

// C#


When searching for a single element, the driver should poll the page until an element is found or the timeout expires, whichever occurs first. When searching for multiple elements, the driver should poll the page until at least one element is found or the timeout expires, at which point it should return an empty list.

If this command is never sent, the driver should default to an implicit wait of 0ms


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 4.2+ All All
Mac Mac ?+ 1.6.4+ All
Windows Windows 10+ 1.6.0+ All

Appium Clients

Language Support Documentation
Java All
Python All
Javascript (WebdriverIO) All
Javascript (WD) All
Ruby All
C# All

HTTP API Specifications


POST /session/:session_id/timeouts/implicit_wait

URL Parameters

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

JSON Parameters

name type description
ms number The amount of time, in milliseconds, that time-limited commands are permitted to run



See Also