Instance Method


Returns a Boolean value indicating whether the sequence contains an element that satisfies the given predicate.


func contains(where predicate: (UInt8) throws -> Bool) rethrows -> Bool



A closure that takes an element of the sequence as its argument and returns a Boolean value that indicates whether the passed element represents a match.

Return Value

true if the sequence contains an element that satisfies predicate; otherwise, false.


You can use the predicate to check for an element of a type that doesn’t conform to the Equatable protocol, such as the HTTPResponse enumeration in this example.

enum HTTPResponse {
    case ok
    case error(Int)

let lastThreeResponses: [HTTPResponse] = [.ok, .ok, .error(404)]
let hadError = lastThreeResponses.contains { element in
    if case .error = element {
        return true
    } else {
        return false
// 'hadError' == true

Alternatively, a predicate can be satisfied by a range of Equatable elements or a general condition. This example shows how you can check an array for an expense greater than $100.

let expenses = [21.37, 55.21, 9.32, 10.18, 388.77, 11.41]
let hasBigPurchase = expenses.contains { $0 > 100 }
// 'hasBigPurchase' == true

Complexity: O(n), where n is the length of the sequence.

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