Ionic Live Reload - Takes long time and doesn't save page

I have an Ionic 4 project, and I’m using ionic serve to test the app. I have 2 issues/questions on this.

  1. It takes about 10 seconds to reload every time I want to check a change.
  2. It never saves the place in the navigation when it reloads. It always goes back to the root page.

I’m finding these 2 issues very frustrating and difficult to work with. Is there a better way to test and develop Ionic apps? Suggestions? Thanks.