[webview_flutter] Gesture regression on iOS from 1.20.2

Starting from 1.20.2, WebView stopped working. What I meant by stopped working is that it doesn’t handle any gesture such as tapping, or swiping to scroll. Other flutter widgets in the same screen handle gestures so I can go back to a previous screen by tapping a back button. However, when I tried to swipe to go back to a previous screen, it stucks in the middle of swiping. Unfortunately, I tried to create a minimal demo that can reproduce this but I couldn’t reproduce it with a simple WebView at the moment.

One thing I noticed is that if I display the problematic WebView screen as an initial screen, it works as expected. Changing a code to add an WebView and hot-reload also works. This only happens on a physical device in a dev and release mode. The webview screen is an agreement screen showing a privacy and terms, etc so it doesn’t make sense to put it as a home screen. I am not sure which patch made this issue starting from 1.20.2.

@cyanglaz commented that my issue isn’t related to the issue(#53490) so I am submitting a new issue.

This bug started to appear 1.20.2 and I have tested the same code on 1.20.3, 1.20.4, and the latest beta as well regardless of any iOS Versions( 11.4.1, 13.5, 13.6, 13.7, 14.0).

Above is a demo showing that a WebView screen got stuck while I was swiping. I actually scrolled the WebView vertically but it doesn’t show any touch pointer.

import UIKit
import Flutter

@objc class AppDelegate: FlutterAppDelegate {
  override func application(
    _ application: UIApplication,
    didFinishLaunchingWithOptions launchOptions: [UIApplication.LaunchOptionsKey: Any]?
  ) -> Bool {
    GeneratedPluginRegistrant.register(with: self)
    self.window!.tintColor = UIColor.systemPink /// This line causes this WebView bug
    return super.application(application, didFinishLaunchingWithOptions: launchOptions)


import 'package:flutter/cupertino.dart';
import 'package:flutter/material.dart';
import 'package:webview_flutter/webview_flutter.dart';

void main() async {

class MyApp extends StatelessWidget {
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return MaterialApp(
      theme: ThemeData.light(),
      home: SplashScreen(),

class SplashScreen extends StatelessWidget {
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return Scaffold(
      floatingActionButton: FloatingActionButton(
        child: Icon(Icons.web),
        onPressed: () {
              .push(MaterialPageRoute(builder: (_) => WebViewScreen()));

class WebViewScreen extends StatelessWidget {
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return Scaffold(
      appBar: AppBar(
        title: Text('Web'),
      body: WebView(
        initialUrl: 'https://www.flutter.dev'


Above is a minimal code that you can reproduce this bug. The WebView in WebViewScreen doesn’t receive any gesture.

[✓] Flutter (Channel stable, 1.20.4, on Mac OS X 10.15.3 19D76, locale en-KR)
    • Flutter version 1.20.4 at /Users/captainpark/Library/Flutter/sdk
    • Framework revision fba99f6cf9 (3 days ago), 2020-09-14 15:32:52 -0700
    • Engine revision d1bc06f032
    • Dart version 2.9.2

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    • Platform android-29, build-tools 29.0.2
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    • Xcode 11.7, Build version 11E801a
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[✓] Connected device (3 available)
    • SM G965N (mobile)         • 21bd4fb43b037ece          • android-arm64 • Android 9 (API 28)
    • SM G981N (mobile)         • R3CN40AGS3T               • android-arm64 • Android 10 (API 29)
    • Taehyun’s iPhone (mobile) • 00008020-000570D82284002E • ios           • iOS 13.7

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