Salesforce1 standard back navigation button responds only if tapped twice when using Visualforce pages
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Salesforce1 standard back navigation button responds only if tapped twice when using Visualforce pages

Mobile , VisualForce

Last updated 2018-12-13 ·Reference W-3140881 ·Reported By 8 users

No Fix

Under certain scenarios the standard Salesforce1 back navigation button will only respond if tapped twice. This occurs when the programmatic calls like window.history.back() and are used to navigate back one page first, and then the user attempts to use the standard back button to go back another page in the history stack.

This issue is reproducible across all the iOS devices on S1 Downloadable app only.

-1. Create 4 pages as follows:

Page A: Demo_BB_A
<apex:page >
<h1>Page A</h1><br /><br />
<div onclick="'{!$Page.Demo_BB_B}')">Link to page B</div><br /><br />
<div onclick="'{!$Page.Demo_BB_D}')">Link to page D</div><br /><br />
</apex:page >

Page B: Demo_BB_B
<apex:page >
<h1>Page B</h1><br /><br />
<div onclick="'{!$Page.Demo_BB_C}')">Link to page C</div>

Page C: Demo_BB_C
<apex:page >
<h1>Page C</h1>
<br /><br />
<div>(This is the end of the graph. Press the system back button twice to return to page A)</div>

Page D: Demo_BB_D
<apex:page >
<h1>Page D</h1><br /><br /><br /><br />
<div onclick=";"></div><br /><br />
<div onclick="window.history.back();">window.history.back()</div><br /><br />
<div onclick="'{!$Page.Demo_BB_A}')">Link to page A</div>

-2. Go to Page A
-3. Now click on Link to Page D
-4. Now Click on "" link or window.history.back() (you'll be taken to page A which is expected)
-5. Now click on Link to Page D and then, click on the standard back button.

Notice - **The first time you click on the standard back button nothing happens. You need to click a second time to be taken to page A** or double tap on standard back button to go back to page A.

Click on the standard back button twice to navigate back one page in the history stack if it does not seem to be responding.

Implementations with several pages should be designed to only use the standard back button consistently, or only programmatic calls consistently. An implementation relying on a combination of these approaches to navigate back through the history of pages will provoke this bug with the standard back button.

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