npx expo start --tunnel

Greetings all,

I started using Expo a couple of months ago. The command “npx expo start” has never worked for me, and each time I execute it, the Expo app on my iPhone says something like “this is taking longer than expected”.

The only way I have been able to get around this is through guesswork - by using the command “npx expo start --tunnel”.

Is this safe and efficient? I do not know what the implications are of this alternative.

My setup
Visual Studio Code on Windows 11 with Linux (WSL).
Test phone: Expo app on iPhone 13 PRO.

I also have the same issue now it solved thanks.