Android Webview Back Button Forward Navigation Button In Android Studio

Hello, learners. Welcome to Android Webview Back Button Navigation In Android Studio example.

You will implement Webview with a previous and next buttons in this Android Webview Back Button Navigation In Android Studio tutorial.

If you want to load the whole website in WebView, then navigation buttons are useful.

If you follow this tutorial, you will not have any questions like webview back button not working or so.

First, check the output of Android Webview Back Button Navigation tutorial and then we will develop it.

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Step 1: Create a new project in Android Studio.

Step 2: Updating AndroidManifest.xml file

 add required permissions between <manifest>….</manifest> tag.

Note: If you are targeting SDK version above 22 (Above Lollipop)  then you need to ask a user for granting runtime permissions.  Check marshmallow runtime permission for more information.

Step 3: Update activity_main.xml file

Copy and paste below source code in activiry_main.xml file

Step 4: Prepare class

Add following source code in

Step 5: Description of class

Following will initialize WebView instance

Logic to go to the previous page is as below

It will check whether WebView can go to the previous page or not. If able, then it will perform the previous operation.

Logic to go to next page is as below. It will check whether WebView can go to next page or not. If it is able, then it will go to next page.


Below class contains three methods

The First method is calling when URL has started loading

The Second method will override URL loading. We will set progressBar to visible in this method.

The Third method will be called when URL has finished loading.

We will set progressBar’s visibility to GONE here.

Feel free to revert back to comment section for any queries.

So all for Webview With Back And Next Navigation Button In Android Studio example. Thank you.

Hardik Parsania

I am mobile app developer. I am always passionate about solving complex and real world problems.I have developed many apps with great interest and superior logical skills.

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