Flutter Custom Splash Screen Tutorial – Create Launch Screen Flutter Guide

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In today’s tutorial, I’m going to show you how to create custom splash screen for your Flutter application. By the end of this tutorial, you’ll understand how to create a custom splash screen that transitions smoothly into your application. Let’s dive in!

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We’ll create a custom splash screen using the flutter_native_splash package, which simplifies the process by generating the necessary settings and files for both iOS and Android. Our splash screen will display an image and a background color before transitioning to the main application.


Before starting, ensure you have:

  • Flutter installed
  • Basic knowledge of Flutter and Dart

Setting Up the Project

Step 1: Add Dependencies

First, we need to add the flutter_native_splash dependency to our project. Open the pubspec.yaml file and add the following line under dependencies:

    sdk: flutter
  flutter_native_splash: ^1.2.3  

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This package will help us configure and generate the necessary splash screen settings for both Android and iOS platforms.

After adding the dependency, run flutter pub get to install it.

flutter pub get

Step 2: Configure Splash Screen

Next, we need to configure the splash screen settings in the pubspec.yaml file. Add the following configuration:

  color: "#42a5f5"
  image: assets/images/splash/logo.png
  android: true
  ios: true
  web: true
    color: "#42a5f5"
    image: assets/images/splash/logo.png

This configuration specifies the background color and the image for the splash screen. It also ensures that the splash screen is generated for Android, iOS, and web platforms.

Main Application File

Now, let’s set up our main application file. This file will initialize the splash screen and configure the Flutter app.

Importing Necessary Packages

Start by importing the necessary packages in main.dart:

import 'package:flutter/material.dart';
import 'package:flutter_native_splash/flutter_native_splash.dart';

These imports are essential for setting up the splash screen and running the Flutter application.

Initializing the Splash Screen

In the main function, we need to initialize the splash screen and configure the Flutter app to display it:

void main() async {
  WidgetsBinding widgetsBinding = WidgetsFlutterBinding.ensureInitialized();
  FlutterNativeSplash.preserve(widgetsBinding: widgetsBinding);
  await Future.delayed(
    Duration(seconds: 5),
  runApp(const MyApp());

Here’s what each part does:

  • WidgetsBinding widgetsBinding = WidgetsFlutterBinding.ensureInitialized();: Ensures that the Flutter framework is properly initialized.
  • FlutterNativeSplash.preserve(widgetsBinding: widgetsBinding);: Preserves the splash screen until we manually remove it.
  • await Future.delayed(Duration(seconds: 5));: Delays the removal of the splash screen for 5 seconds.
  • FlutterNativeSplash.remove();: Removes the splash screen after the delay.
  • runApp(const MyApp());: Runs the main application.

Creating the MyApp Widget

Next, we create the main application widget:

class MyApp extends StatelessWidget {
  const MyApp({super.key});

  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return MaterialApp(
      title: 'Flutter Demo',
      theme: ThemeData(
        colorScheme: ColorScheme.fromSeed(seedColor: Colors.deepPurple),
        useMaterial3: true,
      home: const HomePage(),
  • MyApp is a stateless widget that returns a MaterialApp.
  • MaterialApp configures the app’s title, theme, and home page.

Creating the HomePage Widget

Finally, we create the home page widget:

class HomePage extends StatelessWidget {
  const HomePage({super.key});

  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return const Scaffold(
      body: Center(
        child: Text("Howdy!"),
  • HomePage is a stateless widget that returns a Scaffold with a centered text saying “Howdy!”.

Adding the Splash Screen Image

To display the splash screen image, create the required folder structure and add your splash screen image:

└── images/
    └── splash/
        └── logo.png

Update the pubspec.yaml file to include the assets:

    - assets/images/splash/logo.png

Running the Application

With everything set up, run your application using flutter run. You should see a splash screen with your image and background color for 5 seconds before transitioning to the main application screen.

flutter run

Customizing for Android 12 and Above

For devices running Android 12 and above, additional settings are required. Ensure the android_12 section in your pubspec.yaml file includes the color and image properties:

  color: "#42a5f5"
  image: assets/images/splash/logo.png

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In this tutorial, we built a custom splash screen for a Flutter application using the flutter_native_splash package. This package simplifies the process of creating splash screens for both iOS and Android, ensuring a smooth transition into the main application.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, feel free to leave them in the comments section below, and I’ll do my best to address them. Stay happy, stay healthy, keep learning, and keep growing. See you in the next blog!

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