File Opener2 plugin not found


I’m developing a simple app for iOS and I’m trying to use the file-opener2 native plugin, among others.

I installed without problems the plugin using the following commands:

  • ionic cordova plugin add cordova-plugin-file-opener2
  • npm install --save @ionic-native/file-opener

All went OK and no error at all.

But when I try to use it, the error “plugin not installed” appears in the console log.

I’m using an iPhone 5 through Ionic DevApp.

Ionic Info


   ionic (Ionic CLI)  : 4.8.0 (C:\Users\lamanna\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\ionic)
   Ionic Framework    : ionic-angular 3.9.2
   @ionic/app-scripts : 3.2.1


   cordova (Cordova CLI) : 8.0.0
   Cordova Platforms     : ios 4.5.5
   Cordova Plugins       : cordova-plugin-ionic-keyboard 2.1.3, cordova-plugin-ionic-webview 2.3.1, (and 7 other plugins)


   NodeJS : v8.9.2 (C:\Program Files\nodejs\node.exe)
   npm    : 5.5.1
   OS     : Windows 10

cordova plugin ls

cordova-plugin-device 2.0.2 "Device"
cordova-plugin-document-viewer 0.9.10 "SitewaertsDocumentViewer"
cordova-plugin-file 6.0.1 "File"
cordova-plugin-file-opener2 2.1.3 "File Opener2"
cordova-plugin-file-transfer 1.7.1 "File Transfer"
cordova-plugin-ionic-keyboard 2.1.3 "cordova-plugin-ionic-keyboard"
cordova-plugin-ionic-webview 2.3.1 "cordova-plugin-ionic-webview"
cordova-plugin-splashscreen 5.0.2 "Splashscreen"
cordova-plugin-statusbar 2.4.2 "StatusBar"
cordova-plugin-whitelist 1.3.3 "Whitelist"

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The Ionic DevApp only supports a subset of all the Ionic Native plugins. I think that one is NOT one of them, so it would be unavailable to your app. You will need to compile your application in the traditional manner to test it.

Thanks for your answer.

So, if I build my app with the online ionic service for the iOS system I could debug it with an iPhone attached at USB port of my PC (I don’t own a Mac)?

Sorry for the basic question but I’m a newbie :slight_smile: