Splash screen not showing up on android device

@mhartington The problem is that, when I open the app on android phone, Only a white screen is displayed for 2 seconds, after which the app is started.

  1. I have installed the cordova-plugin-splashscreen Plugin.
  2. I am not using crosswalk browser in the probject
  3. Below are the preferences in config.xml file
  4. The Screen.png file is present in \resources folder as well as platforms\android\res folder

I have followed every topic available on internet, stuck in this issue for about a week, very frustrating, somebody please help.!

Have you generated your resources from screen.png using ionic resources?

Hi @gmarziou,

Thanks for replying, I have got this working.

But when I minimize the app and when the app is resumed, a white screen shows up. When I click on the screen it goes away and app is displayed. :frowning:

Hmm, let’s try this. Can you remove/add the platform? There may have bee an issue with the platform.

Hi @mhartington, I have removed and then added the platform but the behaviour is same.

When I minimize the app and resume again, it shows a white blank screen. The white screen disappears when I touch it and then app is displayed as normal.

I found a similar question on StackOverflow: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/11170592/phonegap-cordova-blank-screen-on-pause-resume

One more thing, Nested custom directives are not working when I build and run on android device. The weird thing is that, when I run same code on Chrome browser on desktop, it works fine.

Can you please help me with these issues, many thanks.

Is there any errors in the directives that you can see from the devs tools?

I’ll put together a blank project and see what happens. If I don’t post it today, just ping me again.

I’m having an issue with the android splashscreen. Can you explain how you got it working?

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I am also facing issues with Splash screen. It is not working.
Here is my environment state:
> cordova plugin list
> com.ionic.keyboard 1.0.3 “Keyboard”
> cordova-plugin-contacts 1.1.0 “Contacts”
> cordova-plugin-splashscreen 3.1.1-dev “Splashscreen”
> cordova-plugin-whitelist 1.2.1 “Whitelist”
> nl.x-services.plugins.socialsharing 4.3.18 “SocialSharing”
> org.apache.cordova.device 0.2.13 “Device”
> org.apache.cordova.inappbrowser 0.6.0 “InAppBrowser”
> phonegap-facebook-plugin 0.12.0 “Facebook Connect”

cordova -v

ionic -v


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?>
<widget id="com.ionicframework.atvpmobile663442" version="0.0.1030"
	xmlns="http://www.w3.org/ns/widgets" xmlns:cdv="http://cordova.apache.org/ns/1.0">
		Association of Tenis Virtual Players
	<author email="rafael.coutinho@gmail.com" href="http://tenis-virtual-players.appspot.com">
	<content src="index.html" />
	<access origin="*" />
	<allow-navigation href="*" />
	<preference name="webviewbounce" value="false" />
	<preference name="UIWebViewBounce" value="false" />
	<preference name="DisallowOverscroll" value="true" />
	<preference name="BackupWebStorage" value="none" />

	<preference name="SplashScreenDelay" value="3000" />
	<preference name="SplashScreen" value="screen" />
	<feature name="StatusBar">
		<param name="ios-package" onload="true" value="CDVStatusBar" />
	<icon src="resources/android/icon/drawable-xhdpi-icon.png" />
	<splash src="res/splash.png" />
	<platform name="android">
		<icon src="resources/android/icon/drawable-ldpi-icon.png"
			density="ldpi" />
		<icon src="resources/android/icon/drawable-mdpi-icon.png"
			density="mdpi" />
		<icon src="resources/android/icon/drawable-hdpi-icon.png"
			density="hdpi" />
		<icon src="resources/android/icon/drawable-xhdpi-icon.png"
			density="xhdpi" />
		<icon src="resources/android/icon/drawable-xxhdpi-icon.png"
			density="xxhdpi" />
		<icon src="resources/android/icon/drawable-xxxhdpi-icon.png"
			density="xxxhdpi" />
		<splash src="resources/android/splash/drawable-land-ldpi-screen.png"
			density="land-ldpi" />
		<splash src="resources/android/splash/drawable-land-mdpi-screen.png"
			density="land-mdpi" />
		<splash src="resources/android/splash/drawable-land-hdpi-screen.png"
			density="land-hdpi" />
		<splash src="resources/android/splash/drawable-port-ldpi-screen.png"
			density="port-ldpi" />
		<splash src="resources/android/splash/drawable-port-mdpi-screen.png"
			density="port-mdpi" />
		<splash src="resources/android/splash/drawable-port-hdpi-screen.png"
			density="port-hdpi" />
		<splash src="resources/android/splash/drawable-port-xhdpi-screen.png"
			density="port-xhdpi" />
		<splash src="resources/android/splash/drawable-port-xxhdpi-screen.png"
			density="port-xxhdpi" />

Any ideas why?

I have created a simple app to check of any other plugins were conflicting, and even this simple app does not work.
I have uploaded it here: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/110006325/myapp.tar.gz

I have the same problem after updating Ionic CLI to 1.7.13. I tried to drowngrade to 1.7.12 but nothing changed.

â–¶ cordova plugin list cordova-plugin-console 1.0.2 "Console" cordova-plugin-crosswalk-webview 1.5.0 "Crosswalk WebView Engine" cordova-plugin-device 1.1.0 "Device" cordova-plugin-splashscreen 3.1.0 "Splashscreen" cordova-plugin-statusbar 2.0.0 "StatusBar" cordova-plugin-whitelist 1.2.1 "Whitelist" ionic-plugin-keyboard 1.0.8 "Keyboard"

`â–¶ ionic info

Your system information:

Cordova CLI: 5.4.1
Gulp version: CLI version 3.9.0
Gulp local: Local version 3.9.0
Ionic Version: 1.2.4
Ionic CLI Version: 1.7.12
Ionic App Lib Version: 0.6.5
ios-deploy version: 1.8.4
ios-sim version: 5.0.6
OS: Mac OS X El Capitan
Node Version: v5.4.0
Xcode version: Xcode 7.2 Build version 7C68`

If I increases the SplashScreenDelay value in config.xml it actually appears…
So I decided to put a huge value (eg. 30000) and hide the splash manually using navigator.splashscreen.hide();

wow!!! true!.. Very odd.
Anyway it must be fixed
It’s odd that even to display it for 2 seconds we need that.

In fact, I thinks it’s a bug of cordova-plugin-splashscreen in is version 3.x because it works well on a friend’s computer with the plugin in version 2.1.0.
I can’t investigate more for now, because a lack of time, but you should look in this direction.

I had problem with splash screen in android too and finally I fixed that.

after running [ionic resources]

I add

<feature name="SplashScreen">
  <param name="android-package" value="org.apache.cordova.splashscreen.SplashScreen" />

to config file and set other properties like this:

  <preference name="ShowSplashScreen" value="true" />
  <preference name="SplashScreen" value="screen"/>  /*my original file name is screen.png */
  <preference name="SplashScreenDelay" value="3000"/>
  <preference name="AutoHideSplashScreen" value="true" />
  <preference name="SplashShowOnlyFirstTime" value="false" />
   <preference name="FadeSplashScreen" value="false"/>

so problem solved after a whole day.

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Karwan, I had the same problem and your settings fixed it.

Thank you for posting the solution. I was going crazy myself. I had removed and added all the platforms. I had googled extensively, and tried all the solutions I could find but nothing worked. I don’t know how you figured it out, but thank you!

It works. Thanks karwan.

I was pulling my hair out over this one for days and was finally able to get the splash screen to show up on Android by reverting to cordova-plugin-splashscreen@2.1.0

THIS solves the problem. Thank you.

Hi Karwan,
i made a simple ionic app
but splash screen & icon not showing in my apk file.

i using ionic resources cli
and in my config.xml it showing like this

<platform name="android">
    <icon src="resources/android/icon/drawable-ldpi-icon.png" density="ldpi"/>
    <icon src="resources/android/icon/drawable-mdpi-icon.png" density="mdpi"/>
    <icon src="resources/android/icon/drawable-hdpi-icon.png" density="hdpi"/>
    <icon src="resources/android/icon/drawable-xhdpi-icon.png" density="xhdpi"/>
    <icon src="resources/android/icon/drawable-xxhdpi-icon.png" density="xxhdpi"/>
    <icon src="resources/android/icon/drawable-xxxhdpi-icon.png" density="xxxhdpi"/>
    <splash src="resources/android/splash/drawable-land-ldpi-screen.png" density="land-ldpi"/>
    <splash src="resources/android/splash/drawable-land-mdpi-screen.png" density="land-mdpi"/>
    <splash src="resources/android/splash/drawable-land-hdpi-screen.png" density="land-hdpi"/>
    <splash src="resources/android/splash/drawable-land-xhdpi-screen.png" density="land-xhdpi"/>
    <splash src="resources/android/splash/drawable-land-xxhdpi-screen.png" density="land-xxhdpi"/>
    <splash src="resources/android/splash/drawable-land-xxxhdpi-screen.png" density="land-xxxhdpi"/>
    <splash src="resources/android/splash/drawable-port-ldpi-screen.png" density="port-ldpi"/>
    <splash src="resources/android/splash/drawable-port-mdpi-screen.png" density="port-mdpi"/>
    <splash src="resources/android/splash/drawable-port-hdpi-screen.png" density="port-hdpi"/>
    <splash src="resources/android/splash/drawable-port-xhdpi-screen.png" density="port-xhdpi"/>
    <splash src="resources/android/splash/drawable-port-xxhdpi-screen.png" density="port-xxhdpi"/>
    <splash src="resources/android/splash/drawable-port-xxxhdpi-screen.png" density="port-xxxhdpi"/>

my icons & splash png i put on --> resources\android\icon\icon.png &
Splash–> resources\android\splash\splash.png

what is wrong please help

Probably you need cordova plugin add cordova-plugin-splashscreen. More info at Cordova Splashscreen Plugin