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@capacitor/splash-screen

The Splash Screen API provides methods for showing or hiding a Splash image.

Install

npm install @capacitor/splash-screen
npx cap sync

Example

import { SplashScreen } from '@capacitor/splash-screen';

// Hide the splash (you should do this on app launch)
SplashScreen.hide();

// Show the splash for an indefinite amount of time:
SplashScreen.show({
  autoHide: false
});

// Show the splash for two seconds and then automatically hide it:
SplashScreen.show({
  showDuration: 2000,
  autoHide: true
});

Hiding the Splash Screen

By default, the Splash Screen is set to automatically hide after 500 ms.

If you want to be sure the splash screen never disappears before your app is ready, set launchAutoHide to false; the splash screen will then stay visible until manually hidden. For the best user experience, your app should call hide() as soon as possible.

If, instead, you want to show the splash screen for a fixed amount of time, set launchShowDuration in your Capacitor configuration file.

Background Color

In certain conditions, especially if the splash screen does not fully cover the device screen, it might happen that the app screen is visible around the corners (due to transparency). Instead of showing a transparent color, you can set a backgroundColor to cover those areas.

Possible values for backgroundColor are either #RRGGBB or #RRGGBBAA.

Spinner

If you want to show a spinner on top of the splash screen, set showSpinner to true in your Capacitor configuration file.

You can customize the appearance of the spinner with the following configuration.

For Android, androidSpinnerStyle has the following options:

  • horizontal
  • small
  • large (default)
  • inverse
  • smallInverse
  • largeInverse

For iOS, iosSpinnerStyle has the following options:

  • large (default)
  • small

To set the color of the spinner use spinnerColor, values are either #RRGGBB or #RRGGBBAA.

Configuration

These config values are available:

Prop Type Description Default Since
launchShowDuration number How long to show the launch splash screen when autoHide is enabled (in ms) 0 1.0.0
launchAutoHide boolean Whether to auto hide the splash after launchShowDuration. true 1.0.0
backgroundColor string Color of the background of the Splash Screen in hex format, #RRGGBB or #RRGGBBAA. Doesn’t work if useDialog is true. 1.0.0
androidSplashResourceName string Name of the resource to be used as Splash Screen. Only available on Android. splash 1.0.0
androidScaleType 'CENTER' | 'CENTER_CROP' | 'CENTER_INSIDE' | 'FIT_CENTER' | 'FIT_END' | 'FIT_START' | 'FIT_XY' | 'MATRIX' The ImageView.ScaleType used to scale the Splash Screen image. Doesn’t work if useDialog is true. Only available on Android. FIT_XY 1.0.0
showSpinner boolean Show a loading spinner on the Splash Screen. Doesn’t work if useDialog is true. 1.0.0
androidSpinnerStyle 'horizontal' | 'small' | 'large' | 'inverse' | 'smallInverse' | 'largeInverse' Style of the Android spinner. Doesn’t work if useDialog is true. large 1.0.0
iosSpinnerStyle 'small' | 'large' Style of the iOS spinner. Doesn’t work if useDialog is true. Only available on iOS. large 1.0.0
spinnerColor string Color of the spinner in hex format, #RRGGBB or #RRGGBBAA. Doesn’t work if useDialog is true. 1.0.0
splashFullScreen boolean Hide the status bar on the Splash Screen. Only available on Android. 1.0.0
splashImmersive boolean Hide the status bar and the software navigation buttons on the Splash Screen. Only available on Android. 1.0.0
layoutName string If useDialog is set to true, configure the Dialog layout. If useDialog is not set or false, use a layout instead of the ImageView. Only available on Android. 1.1.0
useDialog boolean Use a Dialog instead of an ImageView. If layoutName is not configured, it will use a layout that uses the splash image as background. Only available on Android. 1.1.0

Examples

In capacitor.config.json:

{
  "plugins": {
    "SplashScreen": {
      "launchShowDuration": 3000,
      "launchAutoHide": true,
      "backgroundColor": "#ffffffff",
      "androidSplashResourceName": "splash",
      "androidScaleType": "CENTER_CROP",
      "showSpinner": true,
      "androidSpinnerStyle": "large",
      "iosSpinnerStyle": "small",
      "spinnerColor": "#999999",
      "splashFullScreen": true,
      "splashImmersive": true,
      "layoutName": "launch_screen",
      "useDialog": true
    }
  }
}

In capacitor.config.ts:

/// <reference types="@capacitor/splash-screen" />

import { CapacitorConfig } from '@capacitor/cli';

const config: CapacitorConfig = {
  plugins: {
    SplashScreen: {
      launchShowDuration: 3000,
      launchAutoHide: true,
      backgroundColor: "#ffffffff",
      androidSplashResourceName: "splash",
      androidScaleType: "CENTER_CROP",
      showSpinner: true,
      androidSpinnerStyle: "large",
      iosSpinnerStyle: "small",
      spinnerColor: "#999999",
      splashFullScreen: true,
      splashImmersive: true,
      layoutName: "launch_screen",
      useDialog: true,
    },
  },
};

export default config;

Android

To use splash screen images named something other than splash.png, set androidSplashResourceName to the new resource name. Additionally, in android/app/src/main/res/values/styles.xml, change the resource name in the following block:

<style name="AppTheme.NoActionBarLaunch" parent="AppTheme.NoActionBar">
    <item name="android:background">@drawable/NAME</item>
</style>

Example Guides

Adding Your Own Icons and Splash Screen Images ›

Creating a Dynamic/Adaptable Splash Screen for Capacitor (Android) ›

API

show(…)

show(options?: ShowOptions | undefined) => Promise<void>

Show the splash screen

Param Type
options ShowOptions

Since: 1.0.0


hide(…)

hide(options?: HideOptions | undefined) => Promise<void>

Hide the splash screen

Param Type
options HideOptions

Since: 1.0.0


Interfaces

ShowOptions

Prop Type Description Default Since
autoHide boolean Whether to auto hide the splash after showDuration 1.0.0
fadeInDuration number How long (in ms) to fade in. 200 1.0.0
fadeOutDuration number How long (in ms) to fade out. 200 1.0.0
showDuration number How long to show the splash screen when autoHide is enabled (in ms) 3000 1.0.0

HideOptions

Prop Type Description Default Since
fadeOutDuration number How long (in ms) to fade out. 200 1.0.0
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