Help, custom VoiceOver labels go missing

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Hi there,
I was just wondering,why is it that when we label certain unlabelled elements in an ios app,, they go missing the next time they're launched?
I recently labelled a button which was unlabelled in the updated dropbox app but it went missing after i launched the app the second time around,
Thanks,

Aarvind

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Submitted by JeffB on Saturday, April 1, 2017

Was the app updated? I know that can remove them. If not sure I'm not sure what happened.

Submitted by arvind on Saturday, April 1, 2017

Hi toonhead,

Althoughthe developers should be labelling elements in their apps, sometimes they forget to do so; lol,

But we have the option of labelling them by doing a two finger double tap and hold,
For some reason however, the share on the share button on the latest version of dropbox does not stick,

Submitted by Brian Tew on Saturday, April 1, 2017

Have you labelled elements in other apps that stayed put using the same version of ios?

Submitted by arvind on Saturday, April 1, 2017

Yes i have and they do not go missing, but some in some apps they do, i wonder why, it's like as if i am labelling a button on a web page, it too will not remain,
Is it because of it's dynamic content?

Submitted by Luke on Thursday, April 20, 2017

I've noticed this too, or the custom label will end up on the wrong button entirely . I think you're right about dynamic content. The controls are probably being instantiated programmatically rather than hard-coded during app design and thus always get a new ID when the app is run.