Apache Cordova API Documentation


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


cordova plugin add org.apache.cordova.splashscreen

Supported Platforms

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


  • splashscreen.show
  • splashscreen.hide

Android Quirks

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

<preference name="splashscreen" value="foo" />

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.

For Android, you also have to edit your projects main java file. You must add a second parameter representing a time delay to your super.loadUrl.

super.loadUrl(Config.getStartUrl(), 10000);


Dismiss the splash screen.


BlackBerry 10 Quirk

The config.xml file's AutoHideSplashScreen setting must be false.

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.

Last modified: 2014-05-15

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