Can not proceed when element is not finded

Hi all,

Im trying to find an element, that i know, that is not in the screen, and i want appium to continue with the code.

I’ve tried with the following code:

print(‘Not finded’)

And the program is not getting out of the driver.find, it’s like a loop, how can i continue with the code?

I’m using something like this:
* Use this method to check if an element is not present If the element is
* present in the page source, test will fail, if element is not present, test
* will continue

public void validateElementIsNotPresent(MobileElement element1) {
	WebDriverWait wait = new WebDriverWait(driver, 1, 100);
	try {
		if (wait.until(ExpectedConditions.visibilityOf(element1)) != null) {
	} catch (Exception e) {"Element not present, we are good here!");


Thanks for your answer, i can do it on python language?

Just adapt to the python syntax, the logic should remain the same.
I don’t know python.