Ionic 4 Cordova iOS no AJAX

Hi all,

I’m trying to get my native ionic ios app (cordova) to make ajax requests.
App is: Ionic 4, Angular 7, iOS build
It works great as PWA directly via browser. However as native the https:// request to our api is not being sent out.

index.html has:
<meta http-equiv=“Content-Security-Policy” content="img-src * ‘self’ data:; default-src * ‘self’ gap: ; style-src ‘self’ ‘unsafe-inline’; script-src ‘self’ ‘unsafe-inline’ ‘unsafe-eval’; ">

config.xml has:
<access origin="" />
<allow-navigation href="
" />
<allow-intent href="" />
<allow-intent href="https://
/" />
<allow-intent href="tel:
" />
<allow-intent href=“sms:" />
<allow-intent href="mailto:
” />
<allow-intent href=“geo:*” />

I have the app running on my phone connected via usb with ionic cordova run ios --device -l --prod . I am viewing network traffic via safari debug mode on my mac. When the app goes to send the ajax request to our api, it shows the request in the network traffic as xhr, but there’s no response. Safari also shows no data going OUT… so it looks like something is preventing the request from even being made…

any ideas?