Ion-select - interface=popover not working, opens as alert

Can anyone help me with this?

I have added to my ion-select the interface like this.

<ion-select interface="popover" /*some other code*/> ...</ion-select>

but it still opens as an alert.

I’ve seen that you need Ionic 3.1.0, but I just looked over it and I got the newest dependencies.

Output from the command ionic info:

My dependencies in package.json:

I would appreciate it so much, if someone is able to help me.

does anyone have the solution or same problems`

Did you get solution for this? i am also facing same issue! I am using ionic 4

yeah. it’s only working for selecting a single option.
not working with multiple=‘true’

Please do report to github/ionicv3

nope. it’s even mentioned in the api docs

I have used below code but everytime it shows an alert NOT popover! what mistake i am doing?

<ion-select interface="popover"  multiple="false" placeholder="Select One"  (ionChange)="onLanguageChange($event)" #mySelect>
    <ion-select-option value="en" [selected]="setLang == 'en'" >English - {{setLang}}</ion-select-option> 
    <ion-select-option value="pt" [selected]="setLang == 'pt'">Português - {{setLang}}</ion-select-option> 

pls try it with ‘ion-option’ instead of ‘ion-select’ and leave the multiple out.
like this:

<ion-select interface="popover" placeholder="Select One"  (ionChange)="onLanguageChange($event)" #mySelect>
    <ion-option value="en" [selected]="setLang == 'en'" >English - {{setLang}}</ion-option> 
    <ion-option value="pt" [selected]="setLang == 'pt'">Português - {{setLang}}</ion-option> 

between you probably don’t even need to declare the selected directly. it should be handled as soon as setLang is set as [(ngModel)] on ion-select directly.

Hi Philipp_Websteps:
I tried what you suggested, but it does not work. My screen even do not open it. Its compile time error. Please see the screen below:

which version of ionic are you using? pls send your package.json
I’m refering to ionic v3


  "name": "weightTraining",
  "version": "0.0.1",
  "author": "Ionic Framework",
  "homepage": "",
  "scripts": {
    "ng": "ng",
    "start": "ng serve",
    "build": "ng build",
    "test": "ng test",
    "lint": "ng lint",
    "e2e": "ng e2e"
  "private": true,
  "dependencies": {
    "@angular/common": "~7.0.0",
    "@angular/core": "~7.0.0",
    "@angular/forms": "~7.0.0",
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    "@angular/platform-browser": "~7.0.0",
    "@angular/platform-browser-dynamic": "~7.0.0",
    "@angular/router": "~7.0.0",
    "@ionic-native/app-rate": "^5.0.0-beta.22",
    "@ionic-native/core": "5.0.0-beta.21",
    "@ionic-native/file": "^4.18.0",
    "@ionic-native/native-storage": "^5.0.0-beta.22",
    "@ionic-native/network": "^5.0.0-beta.22",
    "@ionic-native/social-sharing": "^5.0.0-beta.22",
    "@ionic-native/spinner-dialog": "^5.0.0-beta.22",
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I am using
CLI 4.6.0
npm 6.4.1
Angular 6

you are using ionic-4. I can’t help you with this one

Who can help me, anybody please reply if you any answer