Ionic CLI v5.0.3 - External development server is not started when using ionic serve

I updated all the dependencies to the latest ones, which includes updating ionic CLI to v5.0.3.
However, now when i am using “ionic serve”, the development server is only starting on localhost:8100, and not the external url. Like it used to happen in the older version

I have used “ionic serve --address=<external_address>” command as well. This works and starts the server on the external address mentioned only, and the localhost server doesn’t work.

Couldn’t find any similar query anywhere, if there is already an existing one, please tag the same here…
Using it with capacitor.


Ionic CLI : 5.0.3
Ionic Framework : @ionic/angular 4.5.0
@angular-devkit/build-angular : 0.800.3
@angular-devkit/schematics : 8.0.3
@angular/cli : 8.0.3
@ionic/angular-toolkit : 1.5.1


Cordova CLI : not installed
Cordova Platforms : not available
Cordova Plugins : not available


cordova-res : not installed
native-run : not installed


NodeJS : v12.2.0 (/usr/local/bin/node)
npm : 6.9.0
OS : macOS Mojave
Xcode : Xcode 10.2.1 Build version 10E1001

try npm install command

i don’t think npm install will solve this… my project is running fine… it means all the dependencies are correctly installed… it is just an issue with the external url… the server is not running on localhost and external url, both at the same time.

never mind, found it in the change logs for the ionic cli

ionic serve will only serve on localhost by default