expo-localization example does not work with navigator

Expo CLI 3.22.0 environment info:
OS: Windows 10 10.0.18362
Node: 14.4.0 - C:\Program Files\nodejs\node.EXE
npm: 6.14.4 - C:\Program Files\nodejs\npm.CMD
expo: ~38.0.8 => 38.0.8
react: ~16.11.0 => 16.11.0
react-dom: ~16.11.0 => 16.11.0
react-native: https://github.com/expo/react-native/archive/sdk-38.0.1.tar.gz => 0.62.2
react-native-web: ~0.11.7 => 0.11.7
react-navigation: ^4.4.0 => 4.4.0

I’m trying to implement translation using the expo-localization extension and the example provided on
but it seems not to work with navigators… i have tab, stack and drawer navigators on my project, and the first time it loads i get the "[missing “…” translation], but it only occurs on the first time, if i modify any file and the app reloads then the translation will be loaded correctly.

So it seems the navigator is being rendered before the execution of line

i18n.translations = {
  en: { welcome: 'Hello' },
  ja: { welcome: 'こんにちは' },

How can i fix this, and guarantee translations will be loaded before navigator renders?

if(!fontLoaded || !pushRegistered) {

    return (

      <AppLoading startAsync={fetchFonts} onFinish={ () => setFontLoaded(true) } />


  } else return (

    <Provider store={store}>

      <MainNavigator />



Fixed by upgrading to ReactNavigation 5

Glad to hear that you got things working and thanks for sharing your solution with the community.


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