Hot Reload Not Working Android or iOS

BillyBob 101 Reputation points

I've been through all the changes to make hot reload work and it's still not working, BUT the one thing I can't seem to "change" is is the menu option, "Tools => Options => Xamarin => Hot Reload" because the option doesn't exist!

I'm using Visual Studio Community 2019 v. 16.8.2

Even stranger, I'm getting the [HotReload] messages stating that it has successfully reloaded...

Any help pointing me in the right direction would be fantastic. Thank you.



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  1. Tianyu Sun-MSFT 14,901 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hello @BillyBob ,

    Thank you for taking time to post this issue in Microsoft Q&A forum.

    XAML Hot Reload Settings has been moved to **Debugging**> **Hot Reload** (since Visual Studio 2019 version 16.8.0). You can find this option in Tools > Options > Debugging > Hot Reload > Enable XAML Hot Reload > Android and iOS (Xamarin.Forms).


    And this is the introduction of this change from Visual Studio Release Notes(check the XAML Tools(WPF, UWP, & Xamarin.Forms): section).



    I hope this could be helpful.

    Best Regards,

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  2. Chad 1 Reputation point

    For me, I checked to see that my Debugging > Hot Reload settings were correct, then had to head over to the .Android Debug Properties in the emulator drop down menu (to the right of the Startup Projects drop down menu for me) > Android Options > Debugging options > check Enable developer instrumentation (debugging and profiling). So, pretty much the same thing as the accepted answer, but with additional steps!:-P!