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Configuring Android

Configuring AndroidManifest.xml

Android apps manage permissions, device features, and other settings in the AndroidManifest.xml file, which is located at android/app/src/main/AndroidManifest.xml.

AndroidManifest.xml may reference additional files such as styles.xml and strings.xml within the android/app/src/main/res/values directory via @style and @string. Read more about Android Resources.

This article covers the basic modifications you'll need to make to your app. Read the Android Manifest docs to learn a whole lot more.

Changing the Package ID

To change your app's Package ID (aka Application ID for Android), edit applicationId at the top of android/app/build.gradle:

defaultConfig {
- applicationId ""
+ applicationId "com.mycompany.myapp"

Changing the App Name

To change the name of your app, change the value for app_name in strings.xml:

<string name="app_name">MyApp</string>

It may make sense to change the activity name to match, especially if your app has a single activity:

<string name="title_activity_main">MyApp</string>

For a Deep Links guide, see here.

To enable deeplinking through Android App Links, follow the official Android guide on Adding Android App Links. Android Studio comes with a handy wizard for configuring App Links.

Once configured, the getLaunchUrl() method in the App API will provide any URL the app was launched with, and the 'appUrlOpen' event will fire any time the app receives a new App Link deeplink.

URL Schemes

Your app can respond to custom URLs on launch, making it possible to handle deeplinks and app interactions.

To change the URL, search for and modify this line in strings.xml. It's recommended to set this to the Package ID.

<string name="custom_url_scheme">com.capacitorjs.myapp</string>

In this example, the app will respond to URLs with the com.capacitorjs.myapp:// scheme.

To get any custom URL the app may have launched with, see the Deeplinks section above.

Setting Permissions

In Android, permissions your app will need are defined in AndroidManifest.xml inside of the <manifest> tag, generally at the bottom of the file.

For example, here's what adding Network permissions looks like:

<manifest xmlns:android=""
<!-- other stuff -->

<!-- More stuff -->

<!-- Your permissions -->

<!-- Network API -->
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE" />

Generally, the plugin you choose to use will ask you to set a permission. Add it in this file.