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Version: v8

ionic cordova resources

Automatically create icon and splash screen resources

$ ionic cordova resources [platform] [options]

Generate perfectly sized icons and splash screens from PNG source images for your Cordova platforms with this command.

The source image for icons should ideally be at least 1024×1024px and located at resources/icon.png. The source image for splash screens should ideally be at least 2732×2732px and located at resources/splash.png. If you used ionic start, there should already be default Ionic resources in the resources/ directory, which you can overwrite.

You can also generate platform-specific icons and splash screens by placing them in the respective resources/<platform>/ directory. For example, to generate an icon for Android, place your image at resources/android/icon.png.

For best results, the splash screen's artwork should roughly fit within a square (1200×1200px) at the center of the image. You can use as a template for your splash screen.

ionic cordova resources will automatically update your config.xml to reflect the changes in the generated images, which Cordova then configures.

This command uses the cordova-res utility to generate resources locally.

Cordova reference documentation:


The platform for which you would like to generate resources (ios, android)


  • --icon: Generate icon resources (or -i)

  • --splash: Generate splash screen resources (or -s)


$ ionic cordova resources 
$ ionic cordova resources ios
$ ionic cordova resources android