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A plugin that allows your app to show notifications when the app is not running. Just like remote push notifications, but a few orders of magnitude easier to set up.



npm install @nativescript/local-notifications


If, on iOS 10+, notifications are not being received or the method addOnMessageReceivedCallback is not invoked, you can try wiring to the UNUserNotificationCenterDelegate


// either
import { LocalNotifications } from '@nativescript/local-notifications';
// or (if that doesn't work for you)
import * as LocalNotifications from '@nativescript/local-notifications';

Requesting For Permissions

Automatically, the schedule() method prompts the user for the permission. For the manual permission request, use the requestPermission method:

// then use it as:

Scheduling A Notification

To schedule a notificaton, call the schedule() method and pass it an array of the notification objects with the ScheduleOptions properties.

		id: 1, // generated id if not set
		title: 'The title',
		body: 'Recurs every minute until cancelled',
		ticker: 'The ticker',
		color: new Color('red'),
		badge: 1,
		groupedMessages: ['The first', 'Second', 'Keep going', 'one more..', 'OK Stop'], //android only
		groupSummary: 'Summary of the grouped messages above', //android only
		ongoing: true, // makes the notification ongoing (Android only)
		icon: 'res://heart',
		image: 'https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/1200/1*c3cQvYJrVezv_Az0CoDcbA.jpeg',
		thumbnail: true,
		interval: 'minute',
		channel: 'My Channel', // default: 'Channel'
		sound: isAndroid ? 'customsound' : 'customsound.wav',
		at: new Date(new Date().getTime() + 10 * 1000), // 10 seconds from now
	(scheduledIds) => {
		console.log('Notification id(s) scheduled: ' + JSON.stringify(scheduledIds));
	(error) => {
		console.log('scheduling error: ' + error);

Getting IDs Of All The Scheduled Notifications

To get the IDs of all the scheduled notifications, call the getScheduledIds() method:

LocalNotifications.getScheduledIds().then((ids: number[]) => {
	console.log("ID's: " + ids);

Cancelling a Scheduled Notification

To cancel a scheduled notification, use the cancel() method.

LocalNotifications.cancel(5).then((foundAndCanceled: boolean) => {
	if (foundAndCanceled) {
		console.log("OK, it's gone!");
	} else {
		console.log('No ID 5 was scheduled');

Listening to A Notification Tap Event

Tapping a notification in the notification center will launch your app.

Note that on iOS it will even be triggered when your app is in the foreground and a notification is received.

To handle a notification tap, call the addMessageReceivedCallback() method and pass it a callback function. The callback receives a notification object of type ReceivedNotification.

LocalNotifications.addOnMessageReceivedCallback((notification) => {
	console.log('ID: ' + notification.id);
	console.log('Title: ' + notification.title);
	console.log('Body: ' + notification.body);
}).then(() => {
	console.log('Listener added');



scheduledNotificationsIDs: Array<number> = await LocalNotifications.schedule(scheduleOptions)

Schedules the specified scheduleOptions notification(s), if the user has granted the permission. If the user has not been prompted for the permission, it prompts and schedule the notifcation(s) if permission is granted. For manual permission request, use the requestPermission() method.


Property Type Description
id number Optional: A unique notification identifier. Will be generated if not set.
title string Optional: The title that is shown in the statusbar.
subtitle string Optional: Shown below the title on iOS, and next to the App name on Android. Default not set. All android and iOS >= 10 only.
body string Optional: The text below the title. If not provided, the subtitle or title (in this order or priority) will be swapped for it on iOS, as iOS won't display notifications without a body. Default not set on Android, ' ' on iOS, as otherwise the notification won't launch.
color string Optional: (Android-only)Custom color for the notification icon and title that will be applied when the notification center is expanded.
bigTextStyle boolean Optional: (Android-only)Allow more than 1 line of the body text to show in the notification centre. Mutually exclusive with image. Default false.
groupedMessages Array<string> Optional: An array of at most 5 messages that would be displayed using android's notification inboxStyle. Note: The array would be trimmed from the top if the messages exceed five. Default not set .
groupSummary string Optional: An inboxStyle notification summary. Default empty
ticker string Optional: On Android you can show a different text in the statusbar, instead of the body. Default not set, so body is used.
at Date Optional: A JavaScript Date object indicating when the notification should be shown. Default not set (the notification will be shown immediately).
badge boolean Optional: On iOS (and some Android devices) you see a number on top of the app icon. On most Android devices you'll see this number in the notification center. Default not set (0).
sound string Optional: Notification sound. For custom notification sound, copy the file to App_Resources/iOS and App_Resources/Android/src/main/res/raw. Set this to "default" (or do not set at all) in order to use default OS sound. Set this to null to suppress sound.
interval ScheduleInterval Optional: Sets to one of second, minute, hour, day, week, month, year, number (in days) if you want a recurring notification.
icon string Optional: On Android you can set a custom icon in the system tray. Pass in res://filename (without the extension) which lives in App_Resouces/Android/drawable folders. If not passed, we'll look there for a file named ic_stat_notify.png. By default the app icon is used. Android < Lollipop (21) only (see silhouetteIcon below). See icon and silhouetteIcon Options (Android-only) for more details
silhouetteIcon string Optional: Same as icon, but should be an alpha-only image and will be used in Android >= Lollipop (21). Defaults to res://ic_stat_notify_silhouette, or the app icon if not present. See icon and silhouetteIcon Options (Android-only) for more details
image string Optional: A url of the image to use as an expandable notification image. On Android this is mutually exclusive with bigTextStyle.
thumbnail boolean | string Optional: (Android-only)Custom thumbnail/icon to show in the notification center (to the right) on Android, this can be either: true (if you want to use the image as the thumbnail), a resource URL (that lives in the App_Resouces/Android/drawable folders, e.g.: res://filename), or a http URL from anywhere on the web. Default not set.
ongoing boolean Optional: (Android-only) Sets whether the notification is ongoing. Ongoing notifications cannot be dismissed by the user, so your application must take care of canceling them.
channel string Optional: Sets the channel name for Android API >= 26, which is shown when the user longpresses a notification. Default is Channel.
forceShowWhenInForeground boolean Optional: Indicates whether to always show the notification. On iOS < 10 this is ignored (the notification is not shown), and on newer Androids it's currently ignored as well (the notification always shows, per platform default).
priority number Optional: Overrides forceShowWhenInForeground if set. This can be set to 2 for Android "heads-up" notifications. See #114 for details. Default is 0.
actions NotificationAction Optional: An array of NotificationAction objects for adding buttons or text input to a notification with which the use can interact.
notificationLed boolean | Color Optional: (Android Only) Indicates whether to enable the notification LED light on Android (if supported by the device), this can be either: true (if you want to use the default color), or a custom color for the notification LED light (if supported by the device).Default not set.


Property Type Description
id string An id so you can easily distinguish your actions.
type 'button' | 'input' The type of the view.
title string Optional: The label for type = button.
launch boolean Optional: Launch the app when the action completes. This will only work in apps targeting Android 11 or lower (target SDK < 31).
submitLabel string Optional: The submit button label for type = input.
placeholder string Optional: The placeholder text for type = input.
choices Array<string> Optional: (Android-only) For type = 'input'
editable boolean Optional: (Android-only) For type = 'input'. Defaults to true

icon and silhouetteIcon Options (Android-only)

These options default to res://ic_stat_notify and res://ic_stat_notify_silhouette respectively, or the app icon if not present.

These are the official icon size guidelines, and here's a great guide on how to easily create these icons on Android.

Density qualifier px dpi
ldpi 18 × 18 120
mdpi 24 × 24 160
hdpi 36 × 36 240
xhdpi 48 × 48 320
xxhdpi 72 × 72 480
xxxhdpi 96 × 96 640 approx.

Source: Density Qualifier Docs


LocalNotifications.addOnMessageReceivedCallback((notification: ReceivedNotification) => {
	//Handle the received notification
}).then(() => {
	console.log('Listener added');

Responds to a notification tap event.


Property Type Description
id number Optional: The notification id.
foreground boolean Optional: Whether the app was in foreground when the notification was received
title string Optional: The notification title.
body string Optional: The notification body.
event string Optional: Whether the response was through a button or an input
response string Optional: The user's response to the notification, either what they input in the text field or the option chosen from the button.
payload any Optional: The data sent to the user with the notification


LocalNotifications.addOnMessageClearedCallback((notification: ReceivedNotification) => {
	//Handle the received notification
}).then(() => {
	console.log('Listener added');

Responds to a notification clear event. See ReceivedNotification for more info.


LocalNotifications.getScheduledIds().then((ids: number[]) => {
	console.log("ID's: " + ids);

Returns the ids of all the scheduled notifications.


LocalNotifications.cancel(id).then((foundAndCanceled: boolean) => {
	if (foundAndCanceled) {
	} else {

Cancels the scheduled notification with the specified id.

Parameter Type Description
id number The of the scheduled notification to be cancelled.



Cancels all the scheduled notifications.


LocalNotifications.requestPermission().then((granted) => {
	console.log('Permission granted? ' + granted);

Requests for the user's permissions for the app to send her notifications. If the permission has already been granted, it returns true. Otherwise, it returns false.


LocalNotifications.hasPermission().then((granted) => {
	console.log('Permission granted? ' + granted);

Checks if the application has the permission to notify the user.

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