How to Force Update Ionic Apps [v5]


Usually you don’t have a lot of control about the installed apps your users continue to use, so if you want to make sure they use the latest version, you have to somehow force update their Ionic apps.

In this Quick Win we will implement a manual update logic for your Ionic app. There is also another whole package that you could use, but we will keep it simple without introducing another library.


We will check the content of a hosted JSON file, compare it to the local app version number and display different alerts based on the compared information so users can directly open the app store to download the latest version.

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