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Tips: Cannot connect react-native runtime for simulators/physical devices

When you start development in your own device, both side might need to update network security setting to enable non-https connection.

Here's the tips on how to enable it on iOS and android.



You need to add property in Info.plist for enabling domain for using non-HTTPs server.

<key>NSAppTransportSecurity</key> <dict> <key>NSExceptionDomains</key> <dict> <key>{your ip address}</key> <dict> <key>NSExceptionAllowsInsecureHTTPLoads</key> <true/> </dict> <key>localhost</key> <dict> <key>NSExceptionAllowsInsecureHTTPLoads</key> <true/> </dict> </dict> </dict>



You need to create a file "network_security_config.xml" under "src/main/res/xml" directory and register this file in AndroidManifest.xml. It allow your physical devices/emulators to connect non-HTTPS server by giving domain names.

Before shown the example of my setting:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <network-security-config> <domain-config cleartextTrafficPermitted="true"> <domain includeSubdomains="false">localhost</domain> <domain includeSubdomains="false">{your ip address}</domain> </domain-config> </network-security-config>


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