This guide shows how to set up your SDK development environment to deploy Cordova apps for iOS devices such as iPhone and iPad, and how to optionally use iOS-centered command-line tools in your development workflow. You need to install the SDK tools regardless of whether you want to use these platform-centered shell tools or cross-platform Cordova CLI for development.
For a comparison of the two development paths, see the Overview. You can test many of the Cordova features using the iOS simulator installed with the iOS SDK and Xcode, but you need an actual device to fully test all of the app's device features before submitting to the App Store.
The device must have at least iOS 9 installed, the minimum iOS version supported since the release of cordova-ios v4. Once Xcode is installed, several command-line tools need to be enabled for Cordova to run. From the command line, run:. Installing Xcode will mostly set everything needed to get started with the native side of things. You should now be able to create and build a cordova project. For more details on installing and using the CLI, refer to Create your first app guide.
Select the intended device from the toolbar's Scheme menu, such as the iPhone XR Simulator as highlighted in 2. Press the Run button 3 in the same toolbar to the left of the Scheme. That builds, deploys, and runs the application in the simulator. A separate simulator application opens to display the app:. Only one simulator may run at a time, so if you want to test the app in a different simulator, you need to quit the simulator application and run a different target within Xcode.
Xcode comes bundled with simulators for the latest versions of iPhone and iPad. Briefly, you need to do the following before deploying:. You can use its Development Provisioning Assistant to create and install the profile and certificate Xcode requires. Verify that the Code Signing Identity setting within the Code Signing section within the build settings is set to your provisioning profile name.
Select your device from the Device drop-down list. If it is plugged in via USB but still does not appear, press the Organizer button to resolve any errors. Alternatively, you could specify them in a build configuration file build. Here's a sample of a build configuration file:.
For automatic signing, where provisioning profiles are managed automatically by Xcode recommended :. If you have a custom situation where you need to pass additional build flags to Xcode you would use one or more --buildFlag options to pass these flags to xcodebuild.The iPhone uses status icons to show a lot of information in a very small space on the screen.
If you've ever wondered what some of the symbols on the top of your iPhone are trying to tell you, then you've come to the right spot. Sign up to iPhone Life's Tip of the Day Newsletter and we'll send you a tip each day to save time and get the most out of your iPhone or iPad. These icons can also be seen within apps, but instead of appearing white, they will appear black.
To see your Home Screen icons on all models of the iPhone X:. When present, it means your Wi-Fi is turned on and connected. You might also see 3G or 4G, which represents the same, although 4G offers faster data speeds than 3G. If all the bars are filled white, you have a very strong connection.
If only one bar is white, your internet will be extremely slow, if it works at all. The fuller the battery icon is on your screen, the more battery life your iPhone has. When your iPhone is unplugged, this icon will be white. If the battery icon is green and there is a white lightning bolt then your iPhone is charging. You'll see a vertical battery icon as well.
This icon represents the battery life of your headset, speaker, or earbuds. If present, that means you have an alarm set in the Clock app. If not present, your alarm is turned off. This is a quick way to double check whether your alarm is set for the next morning.
It indicates that the app and therefore your iPhone is currently tracking where you are located. This is used in apps such as Maps to give you directions or in Safari when looking for something nearby. Airplane Mode: In the upper left box of the Control Center, to the very left, is an airplane symbol. However, you can also use it to save battery life if your iPhone is running dangerously low.
When Airplane Mode is turned on then the icon will also appear on the Home screen. When highlighted blue, it means your Wi-Fi is turned on. It does not necessarily mean that you are connected though.
You can quickly turn Wi-Fi on or off by tapping this icon. When highlighted blue, it means your Bluetooth is on. However, it does not mean you are connected to a device, but that your iPhone is available to pair with a device through the Settings app.
Getting Started with iOS
You can quickly turn Bluetooth on or off by tapping the Bluetooth icon in Control Center. When highlighted, the background is white and the crescent moon is purple.If you get any error, please report error in comments here. I will then try to fix and update this gist accordingly. Please help us take away the pain in adding a custom icon to our applications.
I'm also thinking of making a nice script to generate all the icons from one svg-file, please comment if you have any thoughts concerning this. Just to clarify, this currently only support iOS and Android, patches for other platforms welcome! Works great but what baffles me is why I even need this script on 3.
It's a shell script that appears to be using ImageMagick to creating all the icon files from a source icon. Then you should be able to use the same script by renaming it from 'convert.
Thanks for the clarification on the convert. My reasoning for using throw was that the user would report the error and we can add in support for more platforms as that happens.
This script enables you to have your icons inside the www folder instead, as the manual says in the top. I'm at a loss what this means. It appears the script expect the ios icons to have density information in the tags in the config. Not too sure what that means. I fixed this.
I had copied and pasted some directives into the config. But now splash screens do not work at all. I don't see the script trying to copy it. I finally fixed my problem. It appears that the script is looking for a gap:splash tag within config. However, LinusU recommended that we have this in the config.
Icons and Splash
Obviously the script would fail to find the splash because there's a mismatch between what it expects the tag to be and what the tag actually is.For a mobile app the icon is an integral part of an app that separates it from the rest of the crowd. It is also the first thing about an app that potential users will see — which is why many designers put so much thought into icon design. In this post, following our discussion on building a mobile app with Cordovawe will show you how to add an icon for your app.
Before we start though, we need to prepare the icons first. Here are a few resources that can be helpful:. Depending on a few factors such as the iOS version, the screen the app will be on, the number of icons required, the size and the pixels may greatly differ. Apple requires many different icon sizes to fit into iOS dialog screens in the settings page, the Spotlight search page, the main screen and so on.
Assuming that our application should support down to iOS 6. Seems a lot of work, huh? Well, not to worry, as you can use AppIconTemplate.
AppIconTemplate is a Photoshop template and comes with a preset Photoshop Action that would streamline the workflow when desigining and generating multiple icon sizes. Download and use the template in Photoshop, and generate the icon with the Photoshop Action. As an example, here are the icons that we have generated with it. Your icon design would probably look a lot nicer.
Once the icons are ready, click the play button to build the app and show it in the iPhone Simulator. And you should see your new icon, like so. Sometimes the glossy effect that iOS gives to the icon could obstruct icon details. Then, select YES for Icon already includes gloss effects option, as shown in the following screenshot. Through Xcode, restart the app. Now, as you can see below, you should find the icon is shown without the glossy effect. In this post, we have added the icon to our app.
Have a question about this project? Sign up for a free GitHub account to open an issue and contact its maintainers and the community. Already on GitHub? Sign in to your account. Is this a good place to ask that this be converted into a feature request?
Sounds like it would make documentation easier to say that the functionality is the same everywhere. This way we can specify all of the usual configurations, icons, plugins etc and have PhoneGap CLI respect it. My opinion is that if phonegap create is going to create a config. Any news on when this is likely to be done? Seems rather odd that this hasn't already been fixed No splashscreen gets copied to iOS Resorces directory.
Have to do it manually with latest phonegap installed. The fact that splash-screens are not copied correctly to the right place is in fact very very annoying. I just solved the problem for iOS: There are 2 errors in the config. Thanks fabiocaccamo. If you find out what's wrong with Android please let us know. I've been working for some time with cordova and I thought it was buggy, but now switching to Phonegap makes me regret that.
Actually I 'solved' the problem by copying icons and launch images using an hook, it works Where do they need to go? Is the path in config. Why is this still not working?Status icons appear in the status bar on your iPhone. Works with iPhone 8 and later. Not available in all areas. Your carrier also appears next to the icon. Airplane Mode is on. Orientation Lock is on. Do Not Disturb is on. Your iPhone is locked with a passcode or Touch ID. An alarm is set. The battery level of your paired Bluetooth device.
Your iPhone is charging. Your iPhone is connected to CarPlay. On iPhone X and later, the color shows as a bubble behind the time. On iPhone 8 or earlier, the color goes all the way across the status bar. Here's what each color means:. You're on a call. Your iPhone is either recording sound or your screen. Learn about the icons in Control Center on your iPhone. Status icons and symbols on your iPhone Learn what the status icons and symbols at the top of your screen mean. Where do you see status icons Status icons appear in the status bar on your iPhone.
About the status icons on your iPhone To learn what an icon means, find it below. If you see blue, green, or red in the status bar On iPhone X and later, the color shows as a bubble behind the time.
Airplane Mode. Yes No. Character limit: Maximum character limit is Ask other users about this article Ask other users about this article.If you used the cordova-plugin-mfp plug-in, and you did not use the MobileFirst template or add the Cordova cordova-plugin-splashscreen plug-in to your app, you can replace the images for icons and splash screens that are provided by IBM Mobile Foundation with your own images. If you used the template, then you can replace the splash images that the Cordova app uses, as they are the files that are displayed.
Icons and Splash
You must create a new folder to hold the splash images and icons, and modify the config. If you have an Android app, the requirements to for identifying the splash images depends on whether you created the app with or without the MobileFirst template.
If you did not use the MobileFirst template when you created your app, the splash images that are displayed are those that are retrieved from the MobileFirst images location. The target file paths and file names must remain exactly as in the example when you do not use the template.
Change the source paths and file names src to the path of the files that you want to display. If you used the MobileFirst template when you created your app, you must update the splash images that Cordova uses. Add lines similar to the following example between the and tags in the config. The file names of the icon files must be the same as the entries in the following example. The paths can be any path. The name of each image corresponds to its size. The paths and file names of the splash screen files must be the same as the names in the following example.
The file names of the icon files must be the same as the names in the following example. Starting from MobileFirstPlatform Foundation cordova plugin version 8. If a user does not wish to see this splashscreen, then they may add a new ViewController and make some changes to the AppDelegate. The steps for the process is as below:. Note: These changes are bound to be lost if the ios platform is removed and added.Cordova Build Settings for iOS with XCode 10
Hence please ensure that these changes are made as and when needed. Docs Digital App Builder Foundation 8.