Command Description
ionic serve Start a local development server for app dev/testing
--consolelogs|-c Print app console logs to Ionic CLI
--serverlogs|-s Print dev server logs to Ionic CLI
--nobrowser|-b Disable launching a browser
--nolivereload|-d Do not start live reload
--noproxy|-x Do not add proxies
--all|-a Have the server listen on all addresses (
--lab|-l Test your apps on multiple screen sizes and platform types
--nogulp Disable running gulp during serve


Use ionic serve to start a local development server for app dev and testing. This is useful for both desktop browser testing, and to test within a device browser which is connected to the same network. Additionally, this command starts LiveReload which is used to monitor changes in the file system. As soon as you save a file the browser is refreshed automatically.