redux getState() doesn’t return the updated state

The problem that made me stuck for days is that although my redux devtool shows the successful state update without any kind of mutation and with successful View component rerender, but when I call getState() it always return the initial state and doesn’t care about updated state! anyone who knows what could make this kind of situation pls help me.

I use react-redux and redux-thunk


export function test(data) {
  return {
    type: 'TEST',

export function testFunc(data) {
  return dispatch => {
    console.log('GLOBAL STATE IS :', store.getState() )

export default function peopleReducer(state = initialState, action) {
  switch (action.type) {
    case 'TEST':
      return {
      return state;

   console.log('get state = ', store.getState())


   onPress={() => {
   this.props.testing('test contenttttt !!!!')            
   <Text style={styles.title}>ACTION</Text>

function mapStateToProps(state) {
  return {
    people: state.people,
    planets: state.planets,
    test: state.test

function mapDispatchToProps(dispatch) {
  return { 
    getPeople: () => dispatch(getPeopleFromAPI()), 
    getPlanets: () => dispatch(getPlanetsFromAPI()), 
    testing: data => dispatch(testFunc(data)) };

export default connect(mapStateToProps, mapDispatchToProps)(App);


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Method 1

In order to use getState() in action file, you need to use it from store directly, rather you can get it as the second parameter to the inner function along with dispatch when using redux-thunk

export function testFunc(data) {
  return (dispatch, getState) => {
    console.log('GLOBAL STATE IS :', getState())

also your updated state will not be seen right after you dispatch the action since redux-state update happens asynchronously. You should rather check it in the componentDidUpdate function of the component where you are using the state.

Also, in order to get the updated state using store.getState() you need to subscribe to the state change like

// Every time the state changes, log it
// Note that subscribe() returns a function for unregistering the listener
const unsubscribe = store.subscribe(() =>

and you can unsubscribe by calling

You may read more about it here

However when you use connect, you don’t need to use store.getState() in the component, you can use mapStateToProps function to get the state values.

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