Ion-slides preloading not working

When I use ion-slides with provided options that contain “preloadImages: true, lazy: false”, the images still appear to be lazy loaded. Any clue as to how to get this to work properly?

this.slideOptions = {
      loop: true,
      preloadImages: true,
      lazy: false


 <ion-slides [options]="this.slideOptions">
     <ion-slide *ngFor="let image of this.images; index as i;">

Here’s my ionic info:


   ionic (Ionic CLI)             : 4.10.3 
   Ionic Framework               : @ionic/angular 4.0.1
   @angular-devkit/build-angular : 0.10.7
   @angular-devkit/schematics    : 7.0.7
   @angular/cli                  : 7.0.7
   @ionic/angular-toolkit        : 1.2.0


   cordova (Cordova CLI) : 7.1.0
   Cordova Platforms     : android 7.1.4, browser 5.0.4
   Cordova Plugins       : cordova-plugin-ionic-keyboard 2.1.3, cordova-plugin-ionic-webview 2.4.0, (and 6 other plugins)


   NodeJS : v10.15.1 (C:\Program Files\nodejs\node.exe)
   npm    : 6.5.0
   OS     : Windows 10

False alarm - I see now that the ion-img component lazy loads.

Wasn’t it the problem?

The solution, for future users having this issue, is to use a standard html img tag instead of ion-img because the ion-img lazy loads.