The native calculator app for Android has a "Clean 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 to held down the menu button as described here, but I could not make the on-screen keyboard show up.

Anybody had more luck trying this? I am running Android 4.4.

Screenshot: http://m.imgur.com/LiSogE5

  • What "clean history" option? Do you just mean the "CLR" that appears while a calculation result is displayed? – Dan Hulme May 17 '14 at 22:54
  • Added a screenshot of the button; it is activated within the menu button (the three dots). – André Godoy May 19 '14 at 3:58
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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 '14 at 7:48

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... – André Godoy May 19 '14 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 '15 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.


I realise this thread's old but in case anyone is still searching for an answer then 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 '15 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 '15 at 2:04

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