Are there any guidelines for the position of the back button?

I always see the back button at the top-left part of the screen, but I don't know the exact position I should place it.


It is specified in the iOS Human Interface Guidelines that there is a default back button positioned in the top left. In full, it reads:

A navigation bar appears at the top of an app screen, below the status bar, and enables navigation through a series of hierarchical app screens. When a new screen is displayed, a back button, often labeled with the title of the previous screen, appears on the left side of the bar. Sometimes, the right side of a navigation bar contains a control, such as an Edit or a Done button…

More information can be found in the API documentation on the UINavigationBar.

  • I more question... when I build the app in the iPhone, the button is automatic spawned or I must implement it? – Daniel Jan 3 '17 at 6:41
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    @daniel Coding questions should be asked on Stack Overflow – nohillside Jan 3 '17 at 10:48
  • this is not a coding question, I'm just asking if I need to implement it or not, it's an apple guideline issue – Daniel Jan 3 '17 at 15:17
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    @caorongjin im not using navigation bar. This guideline is for navigation bar – Daniel Jan 3 '17 at 15:26
  • @Daniel you'll need to be more specific in the OP then, because the navigation bar is the standard place for the back button and the guidelines are explained as such. – caorongjin Jan 3 '17 at 20:36

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