How to remove gray screen before splash screen – Ionic 4


Has someone managed to remove the gray screen when launching an ionic app from an android device?
Is there a way to remove this annoying gray screen?


I found a solution it’s working fine for me using 5 steps.

1.) Create a file name colors.xml inside project\platforms\android\app\src\main\res\values

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <color name="gray">#fff</color>
    <color name="black">#fff</color>

2.) Then create a new file styles.xml inside project\platforms\android\app\src\main\res\values

  <style name="SplashTheme" parent="@android:style/Theme.DeviceDefault.NoActionBar">
    <item name="android:windowBackground">@drawable/background_splash</item>

3.) Then open AndroidManifest.xml from project\platforms\android\app\src\main, then search android:theme="@android:style/Theme.DeviceDefault.NoActionBar" and replace with android:theme="@style/SplashTheme"

4.) Create a folder name drawable inside project\platforms\android\app\src\main\res

5.) Inside drawable folder create a new file having name background_splash.xml and the code is below.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<layer-list xmlns:android="">    
    <item android:drawable="@color/black"/>   

That’s all.
Hope its help.

Answered By – Abhay Singh

Answer Checked By – Pedro (AngularFixing Volunteer)

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