SMS url on android with ionic 3 framework not opening messaging app

The sms url works fine on iOS and opens the messages app fine but on android it does not open the messages app and just crashes. Does anyone know why its not opening the messages app on android?


<h5 class="padding5"><a [href]="sanitize('sms:' + 1234567890)"><ion-icon class="contactIcons" name="text"></ion-icon></a></h5>


  sanitize(url: string) {
    return this.sanitizer.bypassSecurityTrustUrl(url);

It’s working perfectly in my app (using Native SMS plugin), that evolved from Ionic 2.0. Can you give us more details, aka console logs ?