Back button component for <ons-toolbar>. Put it in the left part of the <ons-toolbar>. It will find the parent <ons-navigator> element and pop a page when clicked. This behavior can be overriden by specifying the onClick property.


Going back

To go back to a previous page use the <ons-back-button> element. It can be added to the left side of the toolbar and renders as an arrow:

  <div class="left">

It will automatically find the Navigator element and trigger a popPage() call so there is no need to attach any click handlers to it.

The popPage() method of <ons-navigator> can also be used directly instead of <ons-back-button>.

Overriding default behavior

The onClick DOM property is available to modify the default behavior of ons-back-button:

document.querySelector('ons-back-button').onClick = function(event) {
  // Reset the whole stack instead of popping 1 page

See also


Attributes are added directly to the element. You can do this in HTML or JS.

HTML: <ons-back-button someAttribute="true" anotherAttribute><ons-back-button>
JS: document.querySelector('ons-back-button').setAttribute('someAttribute', 'true')

Name Type Description
modifier String The appearance of the back button. Optional.


Properties are accessed on the element through JS, and should be get and set directly. For example: document.querySelector('ons-back-button').options.

Name Description
options Options object.

Animation name. Available animations are “slide”, “lift”, “fade” and “none”. These are platform based animations. For fixed animations, add “-ios” or “-md” suffix to the animation name. E.g. “lift-ios”, “lift-md”. Defaults values are “slide-ios” and “fade-md”.

options.animationOptions Specify the animation’s duration, delay and timing. E.g. {duration: 0.2, delay: 0.4, timing: 'ease-in'}
options.callback Function that is called when the transition has ended.
onClick Used to override the default back button behavior.

Preset Modifiers

Modifiers are set in the modifier attribute. To use more than one, separate them by spaces. For example:
<ons-back-button modifier="material modifier2"><ons-back-button>.

Name Description
material Material Design style

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