APK build is ~45MB and the app takes up ~100MB after installing

Please provide the following:

  1. SDK Version: 34
  2. Platforms(Android/iOS/web/all): Android

After spinning up a brand new app with create-react-native-app, the APK that gets built is about 45BM. After installing the APK on my device, it takes up 100MB of space! What can be done about this?

Hey @mkhoussid,

CRNA has long been archived. I recommend creating a Bare project with the expo cli. If you don’t have it installed already, you can run npm i -g expo-cli or yarn global add expo-cli and then run expo init and select Bare. Bare is similar to what you would receive via CRNA in which your project has the native directories available to you to make desired changes.


I just created a bare project (empty as a canvas, as it were), and sent it to build right away. It came out 45.6MB. I’d reckon it’d also be around 100MB after install, (I can’t try that at the moment).

In fact, CRNA’s bare bones project is just over 1MB smaller in size than expo init's

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