App blocked by iOS 'Specific Website Only' restriction

A user has an iOS device with restrictions set in the settings to only allow ‘Specific Websites Only’. As a result, an Ionic app will show the splash screen, but not do anything after that.

Presumably, the specific local URL of the app must be entered in the settings. What would that URL be?

I’m having the same issue - When an IOS user has their parental controls/restrictions set to allow ‘Specific Websites Only’, the app can’t access localhost.

You need to add http://localhost to the user’s list of allowed sites in order for it to work.

Is this a known issue? I haven’t been able to find any info on it.

Is there a way to allow the app to access localhost without having to have the user do it manually?

Same issue for me too.
i had http://localhost to allowed sites and it’s ok.

But it’s difficult to explain this to thousand people using our app.

Someone find a solution ?

How does your allow-navigation in config.xml look like?

I use <allow-navigation href="http://localhost:8080/*" />

Wanna give a try with

<allow-navigation href="*" />
<allow-intent href="http://*/*" />
<allow-intent href="https://*/*" />
<allow-intent href="tel:*" />
<allow-intent href="sms:*" />
<allow-intent href="mailto:*" />
<allow-intent href="geo:*" />


i have these lines too… i’ll try also <allow-navigation href="*" />