Using updateOn: 'blur' not working with Ionic + Angular Reactive Form

Validations within my application are updating on ‘changed’ even though I’m specifying updateOn: ‘blur’ for the whole FormGroup. As soon as I click a required field it’s being outlined in red. Is there a trick to making this play nicely with Ionic? I also have a directive that appends an error message after the ion-item and for that I’m using ionBlur without issue, but reactive forms only take ‘change’, ‘blur’, and ‘submit’ as options for updateOn.


this.entryForm ={
      type: ['', [Validators.required]],
      entryName: ['', [Validators.required]],
      altName: [''],
      description: [''],
      county: ['', [Validators.required]],
      state: ['', [Validators.required]],
      status: ['', [Validators.required]],
      accessDetails: [''],
    { updateOn: 'blur' });


Anyone? Is the reactive forms updateOn property compatible with the Ionic input component?