Cordova WKWebView Engine
This plugin makes
Cordova use the
WKWebView component instead of the default
UIWebView component, and is installable only on a system with the iOS 9.0 SDK.
In iOS 9, Apple has fixed the issue present through iOS 8 where you cannot load locale files using file://, and must resort to using a local webserver. However, you are still not able to use XHR from the file:// protocol without CORS enabled on your server.
This plugin needs cordova-ios 4.0.0 - 5.x. This plugin is not supported on cordova-ios >6.0.0.
To install the current release:
cordova create wkwvtest my.project.id wkwvtest cd wkwvtest cordova platform add ios@4 cordova plugin add cordova-plugin-wkwebview-engine
To test the development version:
cordova create wkwvtest my.project.id wkwvtest cd wkwvtest cordova platform add https://github.com/apache/cordova-ios.git#master cordova plugin add https://github.com/apache/cordova-plugin-wkwebview-engine.git#master
You also must have at least Xcode 7 (iOS 9 SDK) installed. Check your Xcode version by running:
WKWebView may not fully launch (the deviceready event may not fire) unless if the following is included in config.xml. This should already be installed by Cordova in your platform config.xml when the plugin is installed.
<feature name="CDVWKWebViewEngine"> <param name="ios-package" value="CDVWKWebViewEngine" /> </feature> <preference name="CordovaWebViewEngine" value="CDVWKWebViewEngine" />
cordova-ios >= 5.1.0, it is recommended to include the following
preference tag to only use the
WKWebView which is a requirement for new App submissions to the AppStore:
<preference name="WKWebViewOnly" value="true" />
This plugin creates a shared
WKProcessPool which ensures the cookie sharing happens correctly across
CDVWKProcessPoolFactory class can be used to obtain the shared
WKProcessPool instance if app creates
WKWebView outside of this plugin.
On an iOS 8 system, Apache Cordova during runtime will switch to using the UIWebView engine instead of using this plugin. If you want to use WKWebView on both iOS 8 and iOS 9 platforms, you will have to resort to using a local webserver.
We have an experimental plugin that does this. You would use that plugin instead of this one.
Application Transport Security (ATS) in iOS 9
Upgrade to at least version 5.4.0 of the cordova-cli to use this new functionality.
Enabling Navigation Gestures ("Swipe Navigation")
In order to allow swiping backwards and forwards in browser history like Safari does, you can set the following preference in your
<preference name="AllowBackForwardNavigationGestures" value="true" />
Disabling 3D Touch Link Previews
In order to disable preview popups when hard pressing links in iOS, you can set the following preference in your
<preference name="Allow3DTouchLinkPreview" value="false" />
If you are upgrading from UIWebView, please note the limitations of using WKWebView as outlined in our issue tracker.