Instance Property


The navigation item that is immediately below the topmost item on navigation bar’s stack.


@property(nonatomic, readonly, strong) UINavigationItem *backItem;


If the leftBarButtonItem property of the topmost navigation item is nil, the navigation bar displays a back button whose title is derived from the item in this property.

If there is only one item on the navigation bar’s stack, the value of this property is nil.

See Also

Pushing and Popping Items

- pushNavigationItem:animated:

Pushes the given navigation item onto the navigation bar's stack and updates the UI.

- popNavigationItemAnimated:

Pops the top item from the navigation bar's stack and updates the UI.

- setItems:animated:

Replaces the navigation items currently managed by the navigation bar with the specified items.


An array of navigation items managed by the navigation bar.


The navigation item at the top of the navigation bar’s stack.

Beta Software

This documentation contains preliminary information about an API or technology in development. This information is subject to change, and software implemented according to this documentation should be tested with final operating system software.

Learn more about using Apple's beta software