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How do you create a back button in the top left corner that allows you to go to the previous activity in android?

asked in CSC490_Spring2019 by (8 points)

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+4 votes

Found an answer here at

Need to add these methods

public boolean onOptionsItemSelected(MenuItem item) {
    switch (item.getItemId()) {
        case android.R.id.home:
            return true;
    return super.onOptionsItemSelected(item);
public boolean onCreateOptionsMenu(Menu menu) {
    return true;

And put this line in the oncreate method

answered by (8 points)
0 votes

I would think just drag the button to the top?

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