Setting up Android Launch Screens

Overview of setting up optional custom Android Launch screens for Android projects.

Support for custom launch screens in Android projects is available inside the Project Settings under the Platforms > Android > Launch Images section. You can set the background, portrait, or landscape images used as well as whether or not the feature is enabled/disabled (refer to the table below for more information).

Launch Images Options



Show Launch Image

Shows the launch image as a startup splash screen. If enabled, either or both launch images selected for the project will be included depending on the orientation setting in the project.

Download Background Vertical Image

Used as the background for OBB downloading when a device is in a vertical orientation.

Download Background Horizontal Image

Used as the background for OBB downloading when a device is in a horizontal orientation.

Launch Portrait

Used as a splash screen for applications with Portrait, Reverse Portrait, Sensor Portrait, Sensor or Full Sensor orientation.

Launch Landscape

Used as a splash screen for applications with Landscape, Sensor Landscape, Reverse Landscape, Sensor or Full Sensor orientation.

You can change your application's orientation settings in Project Settings. Navigate to Platforms > Android > APK Packaging and click the Orientation dropdown to select what orientations you want to be valid for your application.

Orientation Settings Dropdown menu

Configuring Launch Images

To configure your project to use the Launch Images:

  1. Inside your project from the Main menu, select Edit > Project Settings.

    Open the Project Settings

  2. In the Project Settings, on the left under Platforms select Android to display the project settings for Android apps.

    Navigate to the Android section

  3. Scroll down to the Launch Images section and make sure the Show launch image check box is enabled.

    Set the Show launch image option

  4. Click the ... icon next to each image to open a browser where you can select your image from your computer.

    Open browser for selecting the image

  5. Once you have selected the images you want to use they will be added to the project and included during the startup splash screen.

    Example of the final setup

Examples for portrait and landscape images may be found in the Engine/Build/Android/Java/res/drawable folder as PNG files.

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