Upgrading to Version 11

To upgrade to version 11, run the following command:

npm install next@11
# or
yarn add next@11

Webpack 5

Webpack 5 is now the default for all Next.js applications. If you did not have a custom webpack configuration, your application is already using webpack 5. If you do have a custom webpack configuration, you can refer to the Next.js webpack 5 documentation for upgrade guidance.

Cleaning the distDir is now a default

The build output directory (defaults to .next) is now cleared by default except for the Next.js caches. You can refer to the cleaning distDir RFC for more information.

If your application was relying on this behavior previously you can disable the new default behavior by adding the cleanDistDir: false flag in next.config.js.

PORT is now supported for next dev and next start

Next.js 11 supports the PORT environment variable to set the port the application runs on. Using -p/--port is still recommended but if you were prohibited from using -p in any way you can now use PORT as an alternative:


PORT=4000 next start

next.config.js customization to import images

Next.js 11 supports static image imports with next/image. This new feature relies on being able to process image imports. If you previously added the next-images or next-optimized-images packages you can either move to the new built-in support using next/image or disable the feature:

module.exports = {
  images: {
    disableStaticImages: true,

Remove super.componentDidCatch() from pages/_app.js

The next/app component's componentDidCatch was deprecated in Next.js 9 as it's no longer needed and has since been a no-op. In Next.js 11, it was removed.

If your pages/_app.js has a custom componentDidCatch method you can remove super.componentDidCatch as it is no longer needed.

Remove Container from pages/_app.js

This export was deprecated in Next.js 9 as it's no longer needed and has since been a no-op with a warning during development. In Next.js 11 it was removed.

If your pages/_app.js imports Container from next/app you can remove Container as it was removed. Learn more in the documentation.

Remove props.url usage from page components

This property was deprecated in Next.js 4 and has since shown a warning during development. With the introduction of getStaticProps / getServerSideProps these methods already disallowed the usage of props.url. In Next.js 11, it was removed completely.

You can learn more in the documentation.

Remove unsized property on next/image

The unsized property on next/image was deprecated in Next.js 10.0.1. You can use layout="fill" instead. In Next.js 11 unsized was removed.

Remove modules property on next/dynamic

The modules and render option for next/dynamic were deprecated in Next.js 9.5. This was done in order to make the next/dynamic API closer to React.lazy. In Next.js 11, the modules and render options were removed.

This option hasn't been mentioned in the documentation since Next.js 8 so it's less likely that your application is using it.

If your application does use modules and render you can refer to the documentation.

Remove Head.rewind

Head.rewind has been a no-op since Next.js 9.5, in Next.js 11 it was removed. You can safely remove your usage of Head.rewind.

Moment.js locales excluded by default

Moment.js includes translations for a lot of locales by default. Next.js now automatically excludes these locales by default to optimize bundle size for applications using Moment.js.

To load a specific locale use this snippet:

import moment from 'moment';
import 'moment/locale/ja';


You can opt-out of this new default by adding excludeDefaultMomentLocales: false to next.config.js if you do not want the new behavior, do note it's highly recommended to not disable this new optimization as it significantly reduces the size of Moment.js.

Update usage of router.events

In case you're accessing router.events during rendering, in Next.js 11 router.events is no longer provided during pre-rendering. Ensure you're accessing router.events in useEffect:

useEffect(() => {
  const handleRouteChange = (url, { shallow }) => {
      `App is changing to ${url} ${
        shallow ? 'with' : 'without'
      } shallow routing`,

  router.events.on('routeChangeStart', handleRouteChange);

  // If the component is unmounted, unsubscribe
  // from the event with the `off` method:
  return () => {
    router.events.off('routeChangeStart', handleRouteChange);
}, [router]);

If your application uses router.router.events which was an internal property that was not public please make sure to use router.events as well.

React 16 to 17

React 17 introduced a new JSX Transform that brings a long-time Next.js feature to the wider React ecosystem: Not having to import React from 'react' when using JSX. When using React 17 Next.js will automatically use the new transform. This transform does not make the React variable global, which was an unintended side-effect of the previous Next.js implementation. A codemod is available to automatically fix cases where you accidentally used React without importing it.

Most applications already use the latest version of React, with Next.js 11 the minimum React version has been updated to 17.0.2.

To upgrade you can run the following command:

npm install react@latest react-dom@latest

Or using yarn:

yarn add react@latest react-dom@latest