The native calculator app on Android 4.4 has a "Clear history" option, but I have no clue on how to see this history.

I've tried swipe movements, clicked on every possible button, and even held down the menu button as described here, but I could not make the on-screen keyboard show up.

Has anybody had more luck trying this?

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    What phone do you have? My Nexus 7 running 4.4.2 has a stock calculator app that looks nothing like that and doesn't have a menu button.
    – Dan Hulme
    May 19, 2014 at 7:48

4 Answers 4


There is currently no way of accessing the history without a device that has a scrollwheel. For some reason, Google didn't implement any UI or touch screen functions with the history, and therefore the only way to access it is to scroll down with a scrollwheel. There's a bug report here.

There's an improved calculator app from CyanogenMod called CyanogenMod Calculator, which has a history. (The link should work but is untested since Google Play throws an SSL certificate error on my current connection)

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    Thank you, I will try this app later. It's a shame that Google did not fixed this yet after so long... May 19, 2014 at 14:58
  • Alternatively, you can use external keyboard with arrow keys (taken from the bug report), although it's surely inconvenient for general purpose.
    – Andrew T.
    Jun 26, 2015 at 2:09

I have a Galaxy Note(1) running 4.1.2, and to access the calculator history I just click the little triangle/arrow at the top of the on-screen keypad.


Try using the volume buttons to scroll through the history.

I'm using Fairphone on stock Android 4.2.2.


The two bars at the middle top of the top #'s shows the history. Just tap on them.

  • How about a screenshot which would speak for itself? :)
    – Firelord
    Jun 19, 2015 at 7:49
  • Based on the bug report mentioned on onik's answer, it's impossible to do that on stock Kitkat calculator. Perhaps you're having different calculator app?
    – Andrew T.
    Jun 26, 2015 at 2:04

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