White screen on splashscreen after close app by "back"


Hi there,

I have an issue with splashscreen.

On startup it works fine, but when I close app by “back” button and reopen it, I have white screen instead of splashscreen image.

But if I “kill” app via last used applications, it also works fine.

Have anyone had similar problem with it?


<preference name="SplashScreen" value="screen"/>
<preference name="SplashScreenDelay" value="3000"/>

<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-port-ldpi-screen.9.png" density="port-ldpi"/>
<splash src="resources\android\splash\drawable-port-mdpi-screen.9.png" density="port-mdpi"/>
<splash src="resources\android\splash\drawable-port-hdpi-screen.9.png" density="port-hdpi"/>
<splash src="resources\android\splash\drawable-port-xhdpi-screen.9.png" density="port-xhdpi"/>
<splash src="resources\android\splash\drawable-port-xxhdpi-screen.9.png" density="port-xxhdpi"/>
<splash src="resources\android\splash\drawable-port-xxxhdpi-screen.9.png" density="port-xxxhdpi"/>

Below my system info:

Your system information:

Cordova CLI: 5.0.0
Gulp version:  CLI version 3.9.0
Gulp local:   Local version 3.9.0
Ionic Version: 1.0.1
Ionic CLI Version: 1.6.1
Ionic App Lib Version: 0.3.3
OS: Windows 8.1
Node Version: v0.12.6



I have the same issue with ionic lib 1.0.0 and 1.0.1.

Cordova CLI: 5.0.0
Ionic Version: 1.0.1
Ionic CLI Version: 1.5.5
Ionic App Lib Version: 0.2.2
OS: Windows 7 SP1
Node Version: v0.12.4


Is there any possibility to fix this issue?



It’s look like a bug of 2.1.0 version of cordova-plugin-splashscreen.

I changed the cordova-plugin-splashscreen version from 2.1.0 to 2.0.0 in my project, and the splashscreen works normally when app is closed with the device back button.


Yes, that’s right. Changing version helped me too :smile:


Issue created : https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CB-9374


Awesome ! :smile:



Hey guys i am facing the same issue.
Whereas my previous app created in the same environment is working fine.
The new one which i created today is showing the same issue.

Any solution…??


As jmdev said, you have to downgrade to version 2.0.0


hi greg how to downgrade no idea bout it


You have to specify it in package.json file.

I did that this way:

"cordovaPlugins": {

After that, as far as I remember, you have to run:

ionic state restore

To be honest, I am not sure that’s the best way for doing this.

But you have to remember when you are going to save ionic state

ionic state save

Ionic will remove @2.0.0


i tried the same bro, but no success
any other way


Well… that’s weird…

Would you paste here you ionic info details? And cordova plugin list?


hey greg got it working

used cordova plugin rm …

to remove and its working fine now
thanks for help


That’s great :smile:

To sum up - you had removed cordova-splashscreen and you had installed it with @2.0.0 ?


It’s work for me too :slight_smile: Thanks !


Awesome, you save my day. Thank you very much.


Seems to be fixed in 3.0.1-dev via

<preference name="SplashShowOnlyFirstTime" value="true|false" />

I tried it, at first sight it works… Hope no bug will pop out.

To install : cordova plugin add https://github.com/apache/cordova-plugin-splashscreen.git


I’m still having this issue. Tried removing the splashscreen plugin and reinstalling @2.0.0, no luck.
I’ve tried virtually everything, been googling around for days now.

This is my splash config:

    <preference name="SplashScreen" value="screen" />
    <preference name="AutoHideSplashScreen" value="true" />
    <preference name="SplashScreenDelay" value="10000" />
    <preference name="ShowSplashScreenSpinner" value="false" />
    <preference name="SplashMaintainAspectRatio" value="false" />
    <preference name="SplashShowOnlyFirstTime" value="false" />
    <preference name="FadeSplashScreen" value="false" />

and I hide the splash screen when I run app, inside $ionicPlatform.ready().
For the love of god someone help me out I need to deliver this tomorrow :smiley: T_T

The app runs normally, then you get to the login screen and everything works as expected, but when the app tries to navigate to home view, a blank white screen of death is displayed. Couldn’t find it with google inspector, there’s nothing wrong with the markup or CSS.

If I close the app, dump it from memory and open again, it works fine. Until I press the device back button or close a modal or something, there it is again!

Any help is appreciated


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