Ion-checkbox with an external link

Hi everyone

I’m trying to make a checkbox that have both the checked property (when the circle is clicked) and a link to a pdf (terms and agreements) something like this:

The problem is that ion-checkbox is clickable in the entire row so I can’t click on the text (to open the pdf).

What I did is simply remove the text inside the ion-checkbox, resize the checkbox’s width and align both checkbox and text side by side, but it feels like a ugly hack…

Is there a smarter way to accomplish this?


You can use the pure CSS checkboxes and modify the checkbox:

<div class="item item-checkbox">
  <label class="checkbox">
    <input type="checkbox">
  <a href="" target="_blank">My external link </a>


.item-checkbox .checkbox {
  right: auto !important;

Codepen example:


I can’t believe that the solution was that simple, thanks A LOT @brandyshea !

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It’s not working on device… (Android). When I tap on the link, the checkbox becomes checked and that’s all

<ion-item no-lines  no-padding class="custom-checkbox">
  <ion-label>I agree <a (click)="openTerms()">Terms and Conditions</a></ion-label>
  <ion-checkbox name="agree" [(ngModel)]="user.agree" #agree="ngModel" checked="true" required></ion-checkbox>
.custom-checkbox {    
  .item-cover {
    width: 10%;

Simple and clear solution Sambath - thanks!

Thank you @sambath, works for me!

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