Displays and hides the application's splash screen.


Accessing the Feature

As of version 3.0, Cordova implements device-level APIs as plugins. Use the CLI's plugin command, described in The Command-line Interface, to add or remove this feature for a project:

    $ cordova plugin add org.apache.cordova.splashscreen
    $ cordova plugin ls
    [ 'org.apache.cordova.splashscreen' ]
    $ cordova plugin rm org.apache.cordova.splashscreen

These commands apply to all targeted platforms, but modify the platform-specific configuration settings described below:

  • Android (in app/res/xml/config.xml)

      <feature name="SplashScreen">
          <param name="android-package" value="org.apache.cordova.splashscreen.SplashScreen" />
  • iOS (in config.xml)

      <feature name="SplashScreen">
          <param name="ios-package" value="CDVSplashScreen" />

Some platforms may support this feature without requiring any special configuration. See Platform Support in the Overview section.



  1. Copy the splash screen image into the Android project's res/drawable directory. The size for each image should be:

    • xlarge (xhdpi): at least 960 × 720
    • large (hdpi): at least 640 × 480
    • medium (mdpi): at least 470 × 320
    • small (ldpi): at least 426 × 320

    You should use a 9-patch image for your splash screen.

  2. In config.xml, add the following preferences:

     <preference name="splashscreen" value="splash" />
     <preference name="splashScreenDelay" value="10000" />

    The first line sets the image to display as the splash screen. If you name your image anything other than splash.png, you need to modify this line. The second line sets the delay of how long the splashscreen appears in milliseconds. To dismiss the splash screen once the app receives the deviceready event, call the navigator.splashscreen.hide() method.


Copy your splash screen images into the iOS project's Resources/splash directory. Only add the images for the devices you want to support, such as iPad or iPhone. The size of each image should be:

  • Default-568h@2x~iphone.png (640x1136 pixels)
  • Default-Landscape@2x~ipad.png (2048x1496 pixels)
  • Default-Landscape~ipad.png (1024x748 pixels)
  • Default-Portrait@2x~ipad.png (1536x2008 pixels)
  • Default-Portrait~ipad.png (768x1004 pixels)
  • Default@2x~iphone.png (640x960 pixels)
  • Default~iphone.png (320x480 pixels)

BlackBerry 10

Copy your splash screen images into the project's 'res/screen/blackberry10' directory. The file names should be:

  • splash-1280x768.png (1280x768 pixels)
  • splash-720x720.png (720x720 pixels)
  • splash-768x1280.png (768x1280 pixels)