LaunchScreen from Storyboard

Please provide the following:

  1. SDK Version: 35.0.0
  2. Platforms(Android/iOS/web/all): iOS

Can someone confirm if SDK version 35 uses storyboards to generate the Launch Screen?

In this post it was stated that Expo has used storyboards to generate the iOS launch screen “for a long time” but doesn’t specify what versions use this approach.

As with the other poster I’m curious since this is a requirement from Apple.

Thank you in advance.

:thinking: this commit from July seems to imply that the change was made quite recently. This would have been leading up to the SDK 38 release. But the post you linked to was from March, just before the SDK 37 release, so perhaps I’m missing something.

The SDK 35 release was in September 2019, which doesn’t seem very long ago to me. :man_shrugging:

commit 76b4fe7a79568ea987b27174ba1bae7febee3113
Author: Bartłomiej Bukowski <>
Date:   Fri Jul 31 17:34:57 2020 +0200

    [iOS] Convert LaunchScreen.xib to LaunchScreen.storyboard (#9450)
    Because of
    .xib are deprecated in favour of .storyboard.

Thanks @wodin I took a look through the code and came to a similar conclusion but the Expo repsonse in the forum post I referenced seemed to suggest otherwise.

Could we get an official reply from the Expo team?

@notbrent perhaps you could chime in?

we did not backport changes to sdk 35, sdk 36 and higher are supported.

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