'vue add pwa' doesn't generate manifest file

I’m using the latest ionic 6, and per the documentation at Vue PWA | Add Progressive Web Apps to Vue.js Projects | Ionic, it says running the command vue add pwa would also generate a manifest. But I don’t see any manifest file generated after running the command.

So do I need to generate the manifest file manually? What should be the filename of the manifest file, and where should it be placed?

I have had some trouble with that also. Does it create a manifest file if you do a production build?

ionic build —prod

If you want to try out vite, see my pwa instructions in this repo: GitHub - dolthead/vitehow: Vite-based Ionic Tabs Vue Starter

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Thanks for your reply, but even after running ionic build —prod, no manifest file was created.

So I would check your package dependencies. I just started a new project, added the pwa plugin, and the manifest was generated in the dist directory. Can you share the package.json?

Here’s my package.json

  "name": "k-3-sayangan",
  "version": "0.0.1",
  "private": true,
  "description": "An Ionic project",
  "scripts": {
    "serve": "vue-cli-service serve",
    "build": "vue-cli-service build",
    "test:unit": "vue-cli-service test:unit",
    "test:e2e": "vue-cli-service test:e2e",
    "lint": "vue-cli-service lint"
  "dependencies": {
    "@capacitor/app": "4.0.1",
    "@capacitor/core": "4.2.0",
    "@capacitor/haptics": "4.0.1",
    "@capacitor/keyboard": "4.0.1",
    "@capacitor/status-bar": "4.0.1",
    "@ionic/vue": "^6.0.0",
    "@ionic/vue-router": "^6.0.0",
    "core-js": "^3.6.5",
    "ionicons": "^6.0.3",
    "register-service-worker": "^1.7.1",
    "vue": "^3.2.21",
    "vue-router": "^4.0.12"
  "devDependencies": {
    "@capacitor/cli": "4.2.0",
    "@types/jest": "^27.0.2",
    "@typescript-eslint/eslint-plugin": "^5.6.0",
    "@typescript-eslint/parser": "^5.6.0",
    "@vue/cli-plugin-babel": "~5.0.0-rc.1",
    "@vue/cli-plugin-e2e-cypress": "~5.0.0-rc.1",
    "@vue/cli-plugin-eslint": "~5.0.0-rc.1",
    "@vue/cli-plugin-pwa": "~4.5.15",
    "@vue/cli-plugin-router": "~5.0.0-rc.1",
    "@vue/cli-plugin-typescript": "~5.0.0-rc.1",
    "@vue/cli-plugin-unit-jest": "~5.0.0-rc.1",
    "@vue/cli-service": "~5.0.0-rc.1",
    "@vue/eslint-config-typescript": "^9.1.0",
    "@vue/test-utils": "^2.0.0-rc.16",
    "@vue/vue3-jest": "^27.0.0-alpha.3",
    "babel-jest": "^27.3.1",
    "cypress": "^8.7.0",
    "eslint": "^8.4.1",
    "eslint-plugin-vue": "^8.2.0",
    "jest": "^27.3.1",
    "ts-jest": "^27.0.7",
    "typescript": "^4.3.5"

Same here.

Have a look at @vue/cli-plugin-pwa | Vue CLI

You need to set the pwa options in vue.config.js to generate the manifest.json, otherwise, it is not generated.

I could be wrong though since I did it a while ago and the Vue guys change things every other day.

However, the manifest.json goes inside the dist/ folder