White background when Android app start up

Every when my app starts up, there's a white background displays in a short time. Despite of using splash screen, the problem is still exists. I would like to set the start up screen to black instead of white as default!

This is my splash's screen activity:

public class SplashActivity extends Activity {

private static String TAG = SplashActivity.class.getName();
private static long SLEEP_TIME = 1;    // Sleep for some time

protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
    this.requestWindowFeature(Window.FEATURE_NO_TITLE);    // Removes title bar

    // Start timer and launch main activity
    IntentLauncher launcher = new IntentLauncher();

private class IntentLauncher extends Thread {

      * Sleep for some time and than start new activity.
    public void run() {
        try {
            // Sleeping
        } catch (Exception e) {
            Log.e(TAG, e.getMessage());

        // Start main activity
        Intent intent = new Intent(SplashActivity.this, MainActivity.class);


protected void onPause() {
    overridePendingTransition(R.anim.fade_in, R.anim.fade_out);


Use this tag in your manifest:


instead of :


in styles.xml, in the theme specified in your AndroidManifest.xml, add the following line:

<item name="android:windowBackground">@android:color/black</item>

If you want to change the white screen that appears before splash screen to black just change the theme for the SplashActivity rather than for the entire app.

You can use this:

    android:theme="@android:style/Theme.Holo.NoActionBar.Fullscreen" >
           <action android:name="android.intent.action.MAIN" />
           <category android:name="android.intent.category.LAUNCHER" />

Hope this helps.

You can change the starting window background color using a custom theme. See Styles and Themes for an example.

you have set splash.xml when your activity starts. change that, change the parent background to black or whichever color you wan. it will work, or change the splash.xml theme to holo_dark or any other theme

in drawable folder, create your own starting_screen.xml

<layer-list xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android">
            <!-- black background -->
            <solid android:color="@color/colorBlack" />
    <!-- launcher icon -->
    <item android:drawable="@mipmap/ic_launcher_foreground" android:height="150dp" android:width="150dp" android:gravity="center" />

then add this to your style

<item name="android:windowBackground">@drawable/starting_screen</item>

now a black screen with your launcher icon will appear whenever you launch your application

In styles.xml, theme applied for SplashActivity, add the following line

<item name="android:windowBackground">@drawable/background</item>

where @drawable/background is the background you applied for your Splash Screen or it could be any color you need.

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