Opens a URL in a new [InAppBrowser](inappbrowser.html) instance, the current browser instance, or the system browser.

var ref =, target, options);
  • ref: Reference to the [InAppBrowser](inappbrowser.html) window. (InAppBrowser)
  • url: The URL to load (String). Call encodeURI() on this if the URL contains Unicode characters.
  • target: The target in which to load the URL, an optional parameter that defaults to _self. (String)

    • _self: Opens in the Cordova WebView if the URL is in the white list, otherwise it opens in the InAppBrowser.
    • _blank: Opens in the InAppBrowser.
    • _system: Opens in the system's web browser.
  • options: Options for the [InAppBrowser](inappbrowser.html). Optional, defaulting to: location=yes. (String)

    The options string must not contain any blank space, and each feature's name/value pairs must be separated by a comma. Feature names are case insensitive. All platforms support the value below:

    • location: Set to yes or no to turn the InAppBrowser's location bar on or off.

    Android only ————

    • closebuttoncaption - set to a string that will be the caption for the "Done" button.

    iOS only ——--

    • closebuttoncaption - set to a string that will be the caption for the "Done" button. Note that you will have to localize this value yourself.
    • toolbar - set to 'yes' or 'no' to turn the toolbar on or off for the InAppBrowser (defaults to 'yes')
    • enableViewportScale: Set to yes or no to prevent viewport scaling through a meta tag (defaults to no).
    • mediaPlaybackRequiresUserAction: Set to yes or no to prevent HTML5 audio or video from autoplaying (defaults to no).
    • allowInlineMediaPlayback: Set to yes or no to allow inline HTML5 media playback, displaying within the browser window rather than a device-specific playback interface. The HTML's video element must also include the webkit-playsinline attribute (defaults to no)
    • keyboardDisplayRequiresUserAction: Set to yes or no to open the keyboard when form elements receive focus via JavaScript's focus() call (defaults to yes).
    • suppressesIncrementalRendering: Set to yes or no to wait until all new view content is received before being rendered (defaults to no).
    • presentationstyle: Set to pagesheet, formsheet or fullscreen to set the presentation style (defaults to fullscreen).
    • transitionstyle: Set to fliphorizontal, crossdissolve or coververtical to set the transition style (defaults to coververtical).

Supported Platforms

  • Android
  • iOS
  • BlackBerry 10
  • Windows Phone 7 + 8

Quick Example

var ref ='', '_blank', 'location=yes');
var ref2 ='ハングル'), '_blank', 'location=yes');

Full Example

<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title> Example</title>

    <script type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8" src="cordova-x.x.x.js"></script>
    <script type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8">

    // Wait for device API libraries to load
    document.addEventListener("deviceready", onDeviceReady, false);

    // device APIs are available
    function onDeviceReady() {
        // external url
        var ref =''), '_blank', 'location=yes');
        // relative document
        ref ='next.html', '_self');