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How to Force a Page Refresh in Next.js

To force a page refresh in Next.js, you can utilize the next/router module to programmatically navigate to the current page with different query parameters. This triggers a full reload of the page.

Reload the current URL. Equivalent to clicking the browser's refresh button. It executes window.location.reload().

Here's an example of how you can achieve this:

import { useRouter } from "next/router";
const MyComponent = () => {
  const router = useRouter();
  const handleRefresh = () => {
  return (
      <button onClick={handleRefresh}>Refresh</button>
export default MyComponent;

In the example above, we import the useRouter hook from next/router to access the router object. We define a handleRefresh function that calls router.push() with the current router.pathname and undefined for the query parameters. By setting shallow to false, we ensure that a full page refresh occurs.

Finally, we attach the handleRefresh function to a button's onClick event to trigger the page refresh when the button is clicked.

Ensure that you import the required modules and implement this code within a component in your Next.js application.

Keep in mind that triggering a page refresh should be done thoughtfully since it can negatively impact the user experience and result in slower performance. Explore alternative approaches like employing dynamic state management or updating the page content without a complete refresh before resorting to a full page reload.

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