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This plugin displays and hides a splash screen during application launch.


// npm hosted (new) id
cordova plugin add cordova-plugin-splashscreen
// you may also install directly from this repo
cordova plugin add https://github.com/apache/cordova-plugin-splashscreen.git

Supported Platforms

  • Amazon Fire OS
  • Android
  • BlackBerry 10
  • iOS
  • Windows Phone 7 and 8
  • Windows 8
  • Windows
  • Browser


  • splashscreen.show
  • splashscreen.hide

Android Quirks

In your config.xml, you need to add the following preferences:

<preference name="SplashScreen" value="foo" />
<preference name="SplashScreenDelay" value="10000" />
<preference name="SplashMaintainAspectRatio" value="true|false" />

Where foo is the name of the splashscreen file, preferably a 9 patch file. Make sure to add your splashcreen files to your res/xml directory under the appropriate folders. The second parameter represents how long the splashscreen will appear in milliseconds. It defaults to 3000 ms. See Icons and Splash Screens for more information.

"SplashMaintainAspectRatio" preference is optional. If set to true, splash screen drawable is not stretched to fit screen, but instead simply "covers" the screen, like CSS "background-size:cover". This is very useful when splash screen images cannot be distorted in any way, for example when they contain scenery or text. This setting works best with images that have large margins (safe areas) that can be safely cropped on screens with different aspect ratios.

The plugin reloads splash drawable whenever orientation changes, so you can specify different drawables for portrait and landscape orientations.

Browser Quirks

You can use the following preferences in your config.xml:

<platform name="browser">
    <preference name="SplashScreen" value="images/browser/splashscreen.jpg" /> <!-- defaults to "img/logo.png" -->
    <preference name="SplashScreenDelay" value="10000" /> <!-- defaults to "3000" -->
    <preference name="SplashScreenBackgroundColor" value="green" /> <!-- defaults to "#464646" -->
    <preference name="ShowSplashScreen" value="false" /> <!-- defaults to "true" -->
    <preference name="SplashScreenWidth" value="600" /> <!-- defaults to "170" -->
    <preference name="SplashScreenHeight" value="300" /> <!-- defaults to "200" -->

iOS Quirks

  • FadeSplashScreen (boolean, defaults to true): Set to false to prevent the splash screen from fading in and out when its display state changes.

      <preference name="FadeSplashScreen" value="false"/>
  • FadeSplashScreenDuration (float, defaults to 2): Specifies the number of seconds for the splash screen fade effect to execute.

      <preference name="FadeSplashScreenDuration" value="4"/>
  • ShowSplashScreenSpinner (boolean, defaults to true): Set to false to hide the splash-screen spinner.

      <preference name="ShowSplashScreenSpinner" value="false"/>


Dismiss the splash screen.


BlackBerry 10, WP8, iOS Quirk

The config.xml file's AutoHideSplashScreen setting must be false. To delay hiding the splash screen for two seconds, add a timer such as the following in the deviceready event handler:

    setTimeout(function() {
    }, 2000);


Displays the splash screen.


Your application cannot call navigator.splashscreen.show() until the app has started and the deviceready event has fired. But since typically the splash screen is meant to be visible before your app has started, that would seem to defeat the purpose of the splash screen. Providing some configuration in config.xml will automatically show the splash screen immediately after your app launch and before it has fully started and received the deviceready event. See Icons and Splash Screens for more information on doing this configuration. For this reason, it is unlikely you need to call navigator.splashscreen.show() to make the splash screen visible for app startup.