Get started with Firebase Crashlytics

This quickstart describes how to set up Firebase Crashlytics in your app with the Crashlytics Flutter plugin so that you can get comprehensive crash reports in the Firebase console.

Setting up Crashlytics involves using both a command-line tool and your IDE. To finish setup, you'll need to force a test exception to be thrown to send your first crash report to Firebase.

Before you begin

  1. If you haven't already, configure and initialize Firebase in your Flutter project.

  2. Recommended: To automatically get breadcrumb logs to understand user actions leading up to a crash, non-fatal, or ANR event, you need to enable Google Analytics in your Firebase project.

    • If your existing Firebase project doesn't have Google Analytics enabled, you can enable Google Analytics from the Integrations tab of your > Project settings in the Firebase console.

    • If you're creating a new Firebase project, enable Google Analytics during the project creation workflow.

    Note that breadcrumb logs are available for all Android and Apple platforms supported by Crashlytics (except watchOS).

Step 1: Add Crashlytics to your Flutter project

  1. From the root of your Flutter project, run the following command to install the Flutter plugin for Crashlytics.

    To take advantage of breadcrumb logs, also add the Flutter plugin for Google Analytics to your app. Make sure that Google Analytics is enabled in your Firebase project.

    flutter pub add firebase_crashlytics && flutter pub add firebase_analytics
  2. From the root directory of your Flutter project, run the following command:

    flutterfire configure

    Running this command ensures that your Flutter app's Firebase configuration is up-to-date and, for Android, adds the required Crashlytics Gradle plugin to your app.

  3. Once complete, rebuild your Flutter project:

    flutter run
  4. (Optional) If your Flutter project uses the --split-debug-info flag (and, optionally, also the --obfuscate flag), additional steps are required to show readable stack traces for your apps.

    • Apple platforms: Make sure that your project is using the recommended version configuration (Flutter 3.12.0+ and Crashlytics Flutter plugin 3.3.4+) so that your project can automatically generate and upload Flutter symbols (dSYM files) to Crashlytics.

    • Android: Use the Firebase CLI (v.11.9.0+) to upload Flutter debug symbols. You need to upload the debug symbols before reporting a crash from an obfuscated code build.

      From the root directory of your Flutter project, run the following command:

      firebase crashlytics:symbols:upload --app=FIREBASE_APP_ID PATH/TO/symbols
      • FIREBASE_APP_ID: Your Firebase Android App ID (not your package name)
        Example Firebase Android App ID: 1:567383003300:android:17104a2ced0c9b9b

      • PATH/TO/symbols: The same directory that you pass to the --split-debug-info flag when building the application

Step 2: Configure crash handlers

You can automatically catch all errors that are thrown within the Flutter framework by overriding FlutterError.onError with FirebaseCrashlytics.instance.recordFlutterFatalError:

void main() async {

  await Firebase.initializeApp();

  // Pass all uncaught "fatal" errors from the framework to Crashlytics
  FlutterError.onError = FirebaseCrashlytics.instance.recordFlutterFatalError;


To catch asynchronous errors that aren't handled by the Flutter framework, use PlatformDispatcher.instance.onError:

Future<void> main() async {
    await Firebase.initializeApp();
    FlutterError.onError = (errorDetails) {
    // Pass all uncaught asynchronous errors that aren't handled by the Flutter framework to Crashlytics
    PlatformDispatcher.instance.onError = (error, stack) {
      FirebaseCrashlytics.instance.recordError(error, stack, fatal: true);
      return true;


For examples of how to handle other types of errors, see Customize crash reports.

Step 3: Force a test crash to finish setup

To finish setting up Crashlytics and see initial data in the Crashlytics dashboard of the Firebase console, you need to force a test exception to be thrown.

  1. Add code to your app that you can use to force a test exception to be thrown.

    If you’ve added an error handler that calls FirebaseCrashlytics.instance.recordError(error, stack, fatal: true) to the top-level Zone, you can use the following code to add a button to your app that, when pressed, throws a test exception:

        onPressed: () => throw Exception(),
        child: const Text("Throw Test Exception"),
  2. Build and run your app.

  3. Force the test exception to be thrown in order to send your app's first report:

    1. Open your app from your test device or emulator.

    2. In your app, press the test exception button that you added using the code above.

  4. Go to the Crashlytics dashboard of the Firebase console to see your test crash.

    If you've refreshed the console and you're still not seeing the test crash after five minutes, enable debug logging to see if your app is sending crash reports.

And that's it! Crashlytics is now monitoring your app for crashes and, on Android, non-fatal errors and ANRs. Visit the Crashlytics dashboard to view and investigate all your reports and statistics.

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