Ionic: No back button when navigating away from tab view

I cannot figure out how to get the back button to show when navigating away from a tabbed view to a single page view. The single page view shouldn’t have the tab bar. I can make the back button appear when I make the view I’m navigating to part of the tab hierarchy, but that’s not what I want.

I’ve been looking around and can’t seem to find a post on this issue. I just might not be searching for the right keywords.

My set up is this…

tabs: tab.feed, tab.friends, tab.account

other view: randompage

.state('randompage', {
templateUrl: 'templates/randompage.html',
controller: 'RandomPageCtrl'


.state(‘tab’, {
url: ‘/tab’,
abstract: true,
templateUrl: ‘templates/tabs.html’,
controller: ‘TabCtrl’

.state(‘tab.feed’, {
url: ‘/feed’,
views: {
‘tab-feed’: {
templateUrl: ‘templates/tab-feed.html’,
controller: ‘FeedCtrl’

Everything navigates and shows correctly except the back button is not showing.

Please let me know if you know of any alternate solution, possibly what I may be doing wrong, or need more information.


Posted a potential solution on another thread: Loss of transition and back button from tab view