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Android 11 (SDK 30) - Chrome Custom Tabs not available

See original GitHub issue

Plugin version used: 2.0.0

After changing Cordova Target SDK version to 30 (Android 11) and app is running on the device with Android 11, this plugin doesn’t work anymore.

Code that I use

window.SafariViewController.isAvailable((available: any) => {
    if (available) {
                url: params.url,
                hidden: false,
                animated: true,
                transition: "slide",
                enterReaderModeIfAvailable: false,
                tintColor: "#00ffff",
                barColor: "#000000",
                controlTintColor: "#ffffff",
                showDefaultShareMenuItem: false
            (result: any) => {},
            (err: any) => {}

available always returns false.

Any ideas?

Issue Analytics

  • State:open
  • Created 2 years ago
  • Reactions:6
  • Comments:10 (1 by maintainers)

github_iconTop GitHub Comments

bbialascommented, Jun 7, 2021

I realized, that this plugin is not able to get available browsers from the device anymore (which supports Custom Tabs).

After reading google documentation:

Following change to config.xml fixed the problem.

<config-file target="AndroidManifest.xml" parent="/manifest">
            <action android:name="" />


<?xml version='1.0' encoding='utf-8'?>
    <content src="index.html" />
    <access origin="*" />
    <platform name="android">
        <preference name="android-targetSdkVersion" value="30"/>
        <config-file target="AndroidManifest.xml" parent="/manifest">
                    <action android:name=
                        "" />
dcxncommented, Mar 29, 2022

Hey, same issue and seeing an ERROR {error: "custom tabs are not available"} in my console. And again, thank you all for identifying and proposing solution.

Any ETA for merging the fix and releasing new update?

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