White blank screen issue with cordova ios with cordova-plugin-ionic-webview or cordova-plugin-wkwebview-engine plugins

There will an issue with UIWebview in ios. Apple is going to reject app using this. So we decided to use WKWebview for our cordova ios app. I installed cordova-plugin-wkwebview-engine and added <preference name="WKWebViewOnly" value="true" /> in config.xml file. The issue is after the splash screen Its showing white blank screen.

    <?xml version='1.0' encoding='utf-8'?>
<widget id="io.cordova.hellocordova" version="1.0.0" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/ns/widgets" xmlns:cdv="http://cordova.apache.org/ns/1.0">
        A sample Apache Cordova application that responds to the deviceready event.
    <author email="dev@cordova.apache.org" href="http://cordova.io">
        Apache Cordova Team
    <content src="index.html" />
    <plugin name="cordova-plugin-whitelist" spec="1" />
    <access origin="*" />
    <allow-intent href="http://*/*" />
    <allow-intent href="https://*/*" />
    <allow-intent href="tel:*" />
    <allow-intent href="sms:*" />
    <allow-intent href="mailto:*" />
    <allow-intent href="geo:*" />
    <platform name="android">
        <allow-intent href="market:*" />
    <platform name="ios">
        <allow-intent href="itms:*" />
        <allow-intent href="itms-apps:*" />
    <plugin name="cordova-plugin-ionic-webview" spec="^4.1.3" />
    <preference name="WKWebViewOnly" value="true" />
    <engine name="ios" spec="~5.1.1" />
    <plugin name="cordova-plugin-background-mode" spec="^0.7.3" />
    <plugin name="cordova-plugin-badge" spec="^0.8.8" />
    <plugin name="cordova-plugin-camera" spec="^4.1.0" />
    <plugin name="cordova-plugin-device" spec="^2.0.3" />
    <plugin name="cordova-plugin-geolocation" spec="^4.0.2" />
    <plugin name="cordova-plugin-splashscreen" spec="^5.0.3" />
    <plugin name="cordova-plugin-x-toast" spec="^2.7.2" />

1 answer

  • answered 2020-03-30 12:47 Mostafa Harb

    According to cordova documentation : https://github.com/apache/cordova-plugin-wkwebview-engine/blob/master/README.md

    These permissions have to be added

    <feature name="CDVWKWebViewEngine">
         <param name="ios-package" value="CDVWKWebViewEngine" /> 
    <preference name="CordovaWebViewEngine" value="CDVWKWebViewEngine" />

    So check they are added plus as the documentation say: "In iOS 9, Apple has fixed the issuepresent through iOS 8 where you cannot load locale files using file://, and must resort to using a local webserver. However, you are still not able to use XHR from the file:// protocol without CORS enabled on your server."

    So if your testing on a version 8 then there is problem but i think as i saw the implementation is still not full in your config.xml so update it with the feature and preference.