Ios device live reload not working


#1

Everything loads fine and runs fine the first time I build for my ios device using:

ionic cordova run ios --device -l -c

Saving a .ts file a few times works fine, but then randomly my device will stop live reloading. I’ll save and get this in the CLI:

[11:34:07] build started …
[11:34:07] deeplinks update started …
[11:34:07] deeplinks update finished in 107 ms
[11:34:07] transpile update started …
[11:34:08] transpile update finished in 75 ms
[11:34:08] webpack update started …
[11:34:08] webpack update finished in 552 ms
[11:34:08] build finished in 744 ms

and nothing happens. Just sits there. I noticed that when I hit save and it DOES work, the CLI outputs:

[11:07:54] build started …
[11:07:54] deeplinks update started …
[11:07:54] deeplinks update finished in 84 ms
[11:07:54] template update started …
[11:07:54] template update finished in 2 ms
[11:07:54] build finished in 87 ms

^^ the working version is missing the two lines about a webpack update. Every single time I can find in the CLI when it works, it is missing these two lines.

Occasionally I’ll hit save a few times and it will build and actually reload on the device. Then I do it again, and it stops working again. When this happens too many times in a row, I re-run the original “ionic cordova run” command and let it reload completely, but that takes for freaking ever (over 5 minutes).

I’ve searched and found others with the same issue with no solutions.

No errors pop up on the cli. Where can I start looking for problems here?


#2

Update. Fresh “run” command. Edited a page, hit save and got:

[12:51:36] build started …
[12:51:36] deeplinks update started …
[12:51:36] deeplinks update finished in 150 ms
[12:51:36] transpile update started …
[12:51:36] transpile update finished in 147 ms
[12:51:36] webpack update started …
[12:51:37] webpack update finished in 820 ms
[12:51:46] build finished in 9.64 s

And it actually reloaded on the device. So may not be a webpack thing? I don’t know the livereload seems very inconsistent. Sometimes I’ll get random errors for no reason like “unexpected }” and others, re-run the “run” command and it fixes itself. Still searching for an answer.


#3

You need to user buildFlag to modify build. Otherwise it will run from already build file which is signed. Use the following command that will help you run with livereload or “SOMEONE” :slight_smile:
ionic cordova run ios -l – --buildFlag="-UseModernBuildSystem=0"