Ionic 2 – how to prevent page changes on ion-slides by swipe gesture?



I saw the solution in many different sources for this, including Stack Overflow. This is working for me partially: I can’t swipe to the left or right to switch the pages. That’s fine ! But if the user click a button , keep the button pressed and swipe, this will cause pagination. (I just testing using Android)

The solution according with many sources is that one:

<ion-slides [options]="{onlyExternal: false}">

Let me illustrate this with screenshots…

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If I swipe here, nothing will happen

Now, if I hold and swipe the red button, this will cause pagination.

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The way i do this is:

On my .ts file of the page i have a slide i do this

import { Component, ViewChild } from '@angular/core';
import { Slides } from 'ionic-angular';

  selector: 'page',
  templateUrl: 'page.html'
export class Page{
  @ViewChild(Slides) slides: Slides;

  contructor() {


And in your HTML you call the function on a button

<button ion-button block (tap)="nextSlide()">NEXT</button>

So when the page is beeing constructed i lock the swipe, and when someone click next/back i unlock the swipe, go to next slide and lock it back.

Hope it helps

Answered By – Gabriel Barreto

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