Changing route doesn’t scroll to top in the new page

Changing route doesn’t scroll to top in the new page

I’ve found some undesired, at least for me, behaviour when the route changes.
In the step 11 of the tutorial
you can see the list of phones. If you scroll to the bottom and click on one of the latest, you can see that the scroll isn’t at top, instead is kind of in the middle.
I’ve found this in one of my apps too and I was wondering how can I get this to scroll to the top. I can do it mannually, but I think that there should be other elegant way to do this which I don’t know.
So, is there an elegant way to scroll to the top when the route changes?


Solution 1:

The problem is that your ngView retains the scroll position when it loads a new view. You can instruct $anchorScroll to “scroll the viewport after the view is updated” (the docs are a bit vague, but scrolling here means scrolling to the top of the new view).

The solution is to add autoscroll="true" to your ngView element:

<div class="ng-view" autoscroll="true"></div>

Solution 2:

Just put this code to run

$rootScope.$on("$routeChangeSuccess", function (event, currentRoute, previousRoute) {

    window.scrollTo(0, 0);


Solution 3:

This code worked great for me .. I hope it will also work great for you ..
All you have to do is just inject $anchorScroll to your run block and apply listener function to the rootScope like I have done in the below example ..

.run(function($rootScope, Auth, $state, $anchorScroll){
    $rootScope.$on("$locationChangeSuccess", function(){

Here’s the calling order of Angularjs Module:

  1. app.config()
  3. directive's compile functions (if they are found in the dom)
  4. app.controller()
  5. directive's link functions (again, if found)

RUN BLOCK get executed after the injector is created and are used to kickstart the application.. it means when you redirected to the new route view ,the listener in the run block calls the


and you can now see the scroll starts to the top with the new routed view 🙂

Solution 4:

After an hour or two of trying every combination of ui-view autoscroll=true, $stateChangeStart, $locationChangeStart, $uiViewScrollProvider.useAnchorScroll(), $provide('$uiViewScroll', ...), and many others, I couldn’t get scroll-to-top-on-new-page to work as expected.

This was ultimately what worked for me. It captures pushState and replaceState and only updates scroll position when new pages are navigated to (back/forward button retain their scroll positions):

.run(function($anchorScroll, $window) {
  // hack to scroll to top when navigating to new URLS but not back/forward
  var wrap = function(method) {
    var orig = $window.window.history[method];
    $window.window.history[method] = function() {
      var retval = orig.apply(this,;
      return retval;

Solution 5:

Here is my (seemingly) robust, complete and (fairly) concise solution. It uses the minification compatible style (and the angular.module(NAME) access to your module).

angular.module('yourModuleName').run(["$rootScope", "$anchorScroll" , function ($rootScope, $anchorScroll) {
    $rootScope.$on("$locationChangeSuccess", function() {

PS I found that the autoscroll thing had no effect whether set to true or false.

Solution 6:

Using angularjs UI Router, what I’m doing is this:

    .state('myState', {
        url: '/myState',
        templateUrl: 'app/views/myState.html',
        onEnter: scrollContent


var scrollContent = function() {
    // Your favorite scroll method here

It never fails on any page, and it is not global.