Wireless connection when running ngCordova plugin

Hi all! I’m running into an issue when experimenting with the ngCordova HealthKit plugin:

http://ngcordova.com/docs/plugins/healthkit/

My app consumes the walk/run and workout data from the iPhone HealthKit. The app runs fine in a certain scenario, but gets stuck on white screen in others:

Works

  • App deployed from laptop over cable by ionic run ios
  • Laptop has wifi connection

No work

  • App deployed from laptop over cable by ionic run ios
  • Laptop has no wifi connection

No work

  • App deployed from laptop over cable by ionic run ios
  • Disconnect cable from laptop. Phone has wifi connection

Would anyone have some insight into why the app might get stuck when the iPhone is unplugged from laptop?

Thanks!