How to always open web on http://localhost:19006 instead of host ip

By default, expo start the web app open using the http://$hostIp:19006 (such as when your $hostIp is

The are restrictions when using $hostIp:

  • we can’t access camera
  • we can’t access position
  • our backend need to declare host allowed to access it

For those reasons, we would like to always prioritize the http://localhost:19006 to work in development (instead of http://192.168.X.X:19006

The teamwork with GitLab.

Is there a way I can configure it so the browser that opens uses that URL?

Thanks a lot,


  • SDK Version: 36
  • Platforms: web

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