InAppBrowser not installed?


I have the latest version of ionic-cli.

I’ve included a sample project here exhibiting the problem:

I basically:

  • used the cli to “start” a tabs project
  • added a single provider (using generator)
  • added provider to one of my tabs
  • add plugin using: ionic plugin add cordova-plugin-inappbrowser
  • import & attempt to use InAppBrowser
  • get this message: “Native: InAppBrowser is not installed or you are running on a browser. Falling back to, all instance methods will NOT work.”
  • instance methods in fact do NOT work.

I tried removing and reinstalling using the plugin to no avail.

Any ideas for what is wrong?


@golear I have the same issue. Did you manage to find a solution? Thanks.


are you ionic serve command? The InAppBrowser is a native plugin and will only be usable when running the app using ionic cordova run android or some other platform.