Expo Android App Will Not Render Changes


#1

So I just started with Expo and am having an inconvenient problem. When I make a change to my code (something as simple as changing the text in the boiler plate) it does not get pushed to my phone. I am 100% sure it is an issue with the app because it works fine on the iPhone Expo app fine.

I can get around it by closing the app, going to app settings and force closeing the Expo app. When I open the app back up, I can re-scan the qr code, redownload the project and it then shows the changes.

I have a Samsung Galaxy S8+ (SM-G955FD) running android 7.0 and the latest update for Expo on both my computer and phone.

Thanks.


#2

Just to be certain, can you make sure you have development mode enabled and that the Expo App has live reload enabled as well. https://docs.expo.io/versions/latest/guides/up-and-running.html#cant-see-your-changes


#3

Thanks for the quick response. Both development mode on the Expo program (on my computer) and live reload (on the phone) are enabled. I tried disabling and enabling again, and no change. However if I hit reload in the dev menu on the app it does reload the changes. That is way better than exiting and force closing at least.


#4

You can hit the r key twice as a shortcut to reload.