Push/pop navigation is one of the common types of navigation in iPhone apps, and it is easy to set up. A navigation controller manages a stack of view controllers. It is always initialized with a view controller and view controllers can be pushed onto the stack or removed from the stack.
Follow the steps below to set up a navigation controller using both Storyboard and programatically.
What changes? Notice there is another View Controller added, including another scene. There is also a gray arrow that indicates that the Nav controller is now the main entry point, or Initial View Controller. A link is also established between the Nav and the original View Controller.
First make sure you have two View Controllers. Control-Drag from the source View Controller to the Destination View Controller. Choosing
show will implement a standard segue (Pronounced seg-way). Read more about Showing View Controller from the Apple Developer documentation.
By default, navigation controllers provide a navigation bar with a back button. If you want to go back to the previous view controller using code, then you can call the popViewController method, as shown below.
//In Swift navigationController!.popViewController(animated: true)
//In Objective-C [self.navigationController popViewControllerAnimated:YES];