Camera doesn't launch in android 7

This error happens when i run the app through “ionic View”.

When i press the button that contain the event that launch the camera, the app crashes and close ionic view. Then, i run the app again through ionic view, and i press the same button but de the camera doesn’t launch. Nothing happens.

When i run on browser platform or through ionic view in older versions of Android, it works fine. I don’t know how to figure out what’s happening with the device.

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Please post your ionic info output.
Please post the code used to trigger the Camera Ionic Native plugin.
Best also post your package.json and config.xml content.

Did you remote debug the problem on the device already? Follow these instructions here to debug the problem in Chrome dev tools: Look at the console and network tabs for errors.

Does the app the correct permissions?


<?xml version='1.0' encoding='utf-8'?>
<widget id="io.ionic.starter" version="0.0.1" xmlns="" xmlns:cdv="">
    <description>An awesome Ionic/Cordova app.</description>
    <author email="hi@ionicframework" href="">Ionic Framework Team</author>
    <content src="index.html" />
    <access origin="*" />
    <allow-navigation href="http://ionic.local/*" />
    <allow-intent href="http://*/*" />
    <allow-intent href="https://*/*" />
    <allow-intent href="tel:*" />
    <allow-intent href="sms:*" />
    <allow-intent href="mailto:*" />
    <allow-intent href="geo:*" />
    <preference name="webviewbounce" value="false" />
    <preference name="UIWebViewBounce" value="false" />
    <preference name="DisallowOverscroll" value="true" />
    <preference name="android-minSdkVersion" value="16" />
    <preference name="BackupWebStorage" value="none" />
    <preference name="SplashMaintainAspectRatio" value="true" />
    <preference name="FadeSplashScreenDuration" value="300" />
    <preference name="SplashShowOnlyFirstTime" value="false" />
    <preference name="SplashScreen" value="screen" />
    <preference name="SplashScreenDelay" value="3000" />
    <preference name="AndroidPersistentFileLocation" value="Compatibility" />
    <platform name="android">
        <allow-intent href="market:*" />
        <icon density="ldpi" src="resources/android/icon/drawable-ldpi-icon.png" />
        <icon density="mdpi" src="resources/android/icon/drawable-mdpi-icon.png" />
        <icon density="hdpi" src="resources/android/icon/drawable-hdpi-icon.png" />
        <icon density="xhdpi" src="resources/android/icon/drawable-xhdpi-icon.png" />
        <icon density="xxhdpi" src="resources/android/icon/drawable-xxhdpi-icon.png" />
        <icon density="xxxhdpi" src="resources/android/icon/drawable-xxxhdpi-icon.png" />
        <splash density="land-ldpi" src="resources/android/splash/drawable-land-ldpi-screen.png" />
        <splash density="land-mdpi" src="resources/android/splash/drawable-land-mdpi-screen.png" />
        <splash density="land-hdpi" src="resources/android/splash/drawable-land-hdpi-screen.png" />
        <splash density="land-xhdpi" src="resources/android/splash/drawable-land-xhdpi-screen.png" />
        <splash density="land-xxhdpi" src="resources/android/splash/drawable-land-xxhdpi-screen.png" />
        <splash density="land-xxxhdpi" src="resources/android/splash/drawable-land-xxxhdpi-screen.png" />
        <splash density="port-ldpi" src="resources/android/splash/drawable-port-ldpi-screen.png" />
        <splash density="port-mdpi" src="resources/android/splash/drawable-port-mdpi-screen.png" />
        <splash density="port-hdpi" src="resources/android/splash/drawable-port-hdpi-screen.png" />
        <splash density="port-xhdpi" src="resources/android/splash/drawable-port-xhdpi-screen.png" />
        <splash density="port-xxhdpi" src="resources/android/splash/drawable-port-xxhdpi-screen.png" />
        <splash density="port-xxxhdpi" src="resources/android/splash/drawable-port-xxxhdpi-screen.png" />
    <platform name="ios">
        <allow-intent href="itms:*" />
        <allow-intent href="itms-apps:*" />
        <icon height="57" src="resources/ios/icon/icon.png" width="57" />
        <icon height="114" src="resources/ios/icon/icon@2x.png" width="114" />
        <icon height="40" src="resources/ios/icon/icon-40.png" width="40" />
        <icon height="80" src="resources/ios/icon/icon-40@2x.png" width="80" />
        <icon height="120" src="resources/ios/icon/icon-40@3x.png" width="120" />
        <icon height="50" src="resources/ios/icon/icon-50.png" width="50" />
        <icon height="100" src="resources/ios/icon/icon-50@2x.png" width="100" />
        <icon height="60" src="resources/ios/icon/icon-60.png" width="60" />
        <icon height="120" src="resources/ios/icon/icon-60@2x.png" width="120" />
        <icon height="180" src="resources/ios/icon/icon-60@3x.png" width="180" />
        <icon height="72" src="resources/ios/icon/icon-72.png" width="72" />
        <icon height="144" src="resources/ios/icon/icon-72@2x.png" width="144" />
        <icon height="76" src="resources/ios/icon/icon-76.png" width="76" />
        <icon height="152" src="resources/ios/icon/icon-76@2x.png" width="152" />
        <icon height="167" src="resources/ios/icon/icon-83.5@2x.png" width="167" />
        <icon height="29" src="resources/ios/icon/icon-small.png" width="29" />
        <icon height="58" src="resources/ios/icon/icon-small@2x.png" width="58" />
        <icon height="87" src="resources/ios/icon/icon-small@3x.png" width="87" />
        <splash height="1136" src="resources/ios/splash/Default-568h@2x~iphone.png" width="640" />
        <splash height="1334" src="resources/ios/splash/Default-667h.png" width="750" />
        <splash height="2208" src="resources/ios/splash/Default-736h.png" width="1242" />
        <splash height="1242" src="resources/ios/splash/Default-Landscape-736h.png" width="2208" />
        <splash height="1536" src="resources/ios/splash/Default-Landscape@2x~ipad.png" width="2048" />
        <splash height="2048" src="resources/ios/splash/Default-Landscape@~ipadpro.png" width="2732" />
        <splash height="768" src="resources/ios/splash/Default-Landscape~ipad.png" width="1024" />
        <splash height="2048" src="resources/ios/splash/Default-Portrait@2x~ipad.png" width="1536" />
        <splash height="2732" src="resources/ios/splash/Default-Portrait@~ipadpro.png" width="2048" />
        <splash height="1024" src="resources/ios/splash/Default-Portrait~ipad.png" width="768" />
        <splash height="960" src="resources/ios/splash/Default@2x~iphone.png" width="640" />
        <splash height="480" src="resources/ios/splash/Default~iphone.png" width="320" />
    <engine name="android" spec="^6.2.3" />
    <engine name="browser" spec="^4.1.0" />
    <plugin name="cordova-plugin-camera" spec="^2.4.1" />
    <plugin name="cordova-plugin-console" spec="^1.0.5" />
    <plugin name="cordova-plugin-device" spec="^1.1.4" />
    <plugin name="cordova-plugin-file" spec="^4.3.3" />
    <plugin name="cordova-plugin-file-transfer" spec="^1.6.3" />
    <plugin name="cordova-plugin-filepath" spec="^1.0.2" />
    <plugin name="cordova-plugin-splashscreen" spec="^4.0.3" />
    <plugin name="cordova-plugin-statusbar" spec="^2.2.2" />
    <plugin name="cordova-plugin-whitelist" spec="^1.3.1" />
    <plugin name="ionic-plugin-keyboard" spec="^2.2.1" />


    "name": "ctrlbus",
    "version": "0.0.1",
    "author": "Ionic Framework",
    "homepage": "",
    "private": true,
    "scripts": {
        "clean": "ionic-app-scripts clean",
        "build": "ionic-app-scripts build",
        "lint": "ionic-app-scripts lint",
        "ionic:build": "ionic-app-scripts build",
        "ionic:serve": "ionic-app-scripts serve"
    "dependencies": {
        "@angular/common": "4.1.3",
        "@angular/compiler": "4.1.3",
        "@angular/compiler-cli": "4.1.3",
        "@angular/core": "4.1.3",
        "@angular/forms": "4.1.3",
        "@angular/http": "4.1.3",
        "@angular/platform-browser": "4.1.3",
        "@angular/platform-browser-dynamic": "4.1.3",
        "@ionic-native/camera": "^4.1.0",
        "@ionic-native/core": "3.12.1",
        "@ionic-native/splash-screen": "3.12.1",
        "@ionic-native/status-bar": "3.12.1",
        "@ionic/storage": "2.0.1",
        "angular2-jwt": "^0.2.3",
        "cordova-android": "^6.2.3",
        "cordova-browser": "^4.1.0",
        "cordova-plugin-camera": "^2.4.1",
        "cordova-plugin-compat": "^1.1.0",
        "cordova-plugin-console": "^1.0.5",
        "cordova-plugin-device": "^1.1.4",
        "cordova-plugin-file": "^4.3.3",
        "cordova-plugin-file-transfer": "^1.6.3",
        "cordova-plugin-filepath": "^1.0.2",
        "cordova-plugin-splashscreen": "^4.0.3",
        "cordova-plugin-statusbar": "^2.2.2",
        "cordova-plugin-whitelist": "^1.3.1",
        "ionic-angular": "3.5.3",
        "ionic-plugin-keyboard": "^2.2.1",
        "ionicons": "3.0.0",
        "rxjs": "5.4.0",
        "sw-toolbox": "3.6.0",
        "zone.js": "0.8.12"
    "devDependencies": {
        "@ionic/app-scripts": "2.0.2",
        "@ionic/cli-plugin-cordova": "1.6.2",
        "@ionic/cli-plugin-ionic-angular": "1.4.1",
        "ionic": "3.7.0",
        "typescript": "2.3.4"
    "description": "An Ionic project",
    "cordova": {
        "plugins": {
            "cordova-plugin-console": {},
            "cordova-plugin-device": {},
            "cordova-plugin-splashscreen": {},
            "cordova-plugin-statusbar": {},
            "cordova-plugin-whitelist": {},
            "ionic-plugin-keyboard": {},
            "cordova-plugin-file": {},
            "cordova-plugin-file-transfer": {},
            "cordova-plugin-filepath": {},
            "cordova-plugin-camera": {}
        "platforms": [

We actually prefer when people post text and format it as code with the </> button in the input field :wink:

Please still add the missing info I asked for in the first post.

What device are you testing on? What OS version?

Did you also build the app with ionic cordova build already? Ionic View is only for testing on not really representative for anything.

Hello @Sujan12 ! thank you for your help!

The app has the correct permissons, but i don’t know how to debug the problem on the device. What command should i run? This is my first proyect. When i run the app on browser platform, the console doesn´t show any error.

Follow the link I posted, this explains how to remote debug.
Please also make sure you posted all teh stuff I asked for. ionic info is missing for example.

i’m sorry @Sujan12 =( Sorry about my bad english too …

i’m testing on a LG G3 with android 5.0. I tested the app through ionic view in others devices whit newer versions of android and it works fine. But i understand that is not really representative for anything.

What do you mean exactly with ionic info ? sorry about my lack of knowledge

this is the code that trigger the camera…

  foto(lugar:string) {

    const options: CameraOptions = {
      quality: 100,
      allowEdit: false,
      correctOrientation: false,
      saveToPhotoAlbum: true
    .then((imageData) => {
      // imageData is either a base64 encoded string or a file URI
      // If it's base64:
      let base64Image = 'data:image/jpeg;base64,' + imageData;
      // console.log(imageData);
      // console.log(base64Image);
    }, (err) => {
      console.error('error al sacar la foto --> ' + err);

Your English is perfectly fine! My Portuguese would be much worse :wink:

Don’t worry - just run ionic info in the command line where you also run ionic upload. This will output some environment information.

Isn’t your problem that it is working everywhere but broken with Android 7?
On which device did you test with Android 7 and encounter the problems?

I really appreciate your patience.

cli packages: (E:\ProyectosGIT\ctrlbus\node_modules)

    @ionic/cli-plugin-cordova       : 1.6.2
    @ionic/cli-plugin-ionic-angular : 1.4.1
    @ionic/cli-utils                : 1.7.0
    ionic (Ionic CLI)               : 3.7.0

global packages:

    Cordova CLI : 7.0.1

local packages:

    @ionic/app-scripts : 2.0.2
    Cordova Platforms  : android 6.2.3 browser 4.1.0
    Ionic Framework    : ionic-angular 3.5.3


    Node : v7.0.0
    OS   : Windows 10
    npm  : 3.10.8

Exactly. I tested on Samsung S7, Motorola G4 Plus, ONEPLUS A5000, always with Android 7 and none works.

But in others devices with older versions of android, it works fine.

I must run the application without ionic view on the same devices to ensure that the problem persists. I think…

That would be a great first step. It would make sure that the problem is not a Ionic View <> Android 7 problem. Because if it is, you will debug endlessly and still have no way to fix it!

Building the app yourself is quite simple: Just connect the device via USB (in USB debugging mode) and run ionic cordova run android.

So far I have been testing on my device in that way. I must borrow my friends some device with Android 7 :thinking:

i will try this way and i will confirm the results.

Again, i appreciate your patience and thanks for your help.

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@Sujan12 Definitely was an Ionic View <> Android 7 problem.

I ran ionic cordova build android, i installed the app in a phone with android 7 and it works!!

Thank you for your advice.

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