Allow certain elements to be dragged when having a refresher

Currently I have a refresher on my page, a very simple one, that listens to ionRefresh. I also have a google maps on that page in which I place pins, that require updates on refresh.

My problem is that when I scroll on the google maps, the refresher is also being activated. That is not something I want.

I want to prevent the refresher from activating when my swipe starts somewhere on the map. I already tried using and in a (ionStart) method. that works, but after that it completely disables the refresher.

Is there a way to ignore the refresher when I swipe on some element like a maps that has dragging features on it’s own?


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So far I do not find this forum very helpful, but I am a nice guy and I am going to help out others having the same issue. This solution is not mine, I found it on other fora for ionic 3 and earlier, and transpiled it to a ionic4/5 solution.

reference the element you want to block activation of the refresher for, add the following code to your component.

@ViewChild(‘scrollable’) scrollable;

async ionViewDidEnter() {
this.scrollable.addEventListener(‘touchstart’, (event: TouchEvent) => {
event.cancelBubble = true;

the scrollable may reference a ion-content or a ionic specific element, in that case try “this.scrollable.getScrollElement()” “this.scrollable.el”


“if (scrollElement.scrollTop > 10) {
event.cancelBubble = true;

If you need the refresher to work if your page is scrolled to the top.