Ionic 4 swipe to go back gestures?

Hello everyone,

I was wondering if my application is broken or if swiping on pages to go back has been disabled in Ionic 4? Or perhaps a better question - has this ever existed in Ionic?

If swiping gestures don’t come with Ionic, are there any good, angular-ready packages I can use in my project to enable for this functionality? I currently have pages where I need to swipe to go back on and more importantly a modal that I’d like to be able to swipe down on to dismiss it.

Any help or recommendations would be much appreciated.

Yes, that once existed, and existed in another version of Ionic 4.
I also have this doubt, it is not working for me now.
But I’m sure one day it worked, today opens the drawer menu.

Hi, you can handle the swipe with this attribute:

<ion-router-outlet swipeGesture="false"></ion-router-outlet>

Thank you! Much appreciated

Hi, I redently read this again and I found a solution for close a modal with swipe down gesture. Here is and example:

1) npm install hammerjs — save add this to main.ts file: import 'hammerjs';

2) add this to app.module.ts:

// classic import sintax

import { HammerGestureConfig, HAMMER_GESTURE_CONFIG } from '@angular/platform-browser';

// class for hammer config

export class MyHammerConfig extends HammerGestureConfig  {

  overrides = <any>{

      // override hammerjs default configuration

      'swipe': { direction: Hammer.DIRECTION_ALL  }



// then in providers array:

providers: [




      provide: HAMMER_GESTURE_CONFIG, 

      useClass: MyHammerConfig 



3) the html:

<div class="modal-main">

  <div class="modal-header" (swipedown)="swiped()" >



4) Finally the ts file:

    swiped() {

       // method for close your modal


5) If you have any question, please tell me! :grinning: