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    A ScrollView component that handles keyboard appearance and automatically scrolls to focused TextInput.

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    Supported versions

    • v0.4.0 requires RN>=0.48
    • v0.2.0 requires RN>=0.32.0.
    • v0.1.2 requires RN>=0.27.2 but you should use 0.2.0 in order to make it work with multiple scroll views.
    • v0.0.7 requires react-native>=0.25.0.
    • Use v0.0.6 for older RN versions.


    Installation can be done through npm or yarn:

    npm i react-native-keyboard-aware-scroll-view --save
    yarn add react-native-keyboard-aware-scroll-view


    You can use the KeyboardAwareScrollView, KeyboardAwareSectionList or the KeyboardAwareFlatList components. They accept ScrollView, SectionList and FlatList default props respectively and implement a custom high order component called KeyboardAwareHOC to handle keyboard appearance. The high order component is also available if you want to use it in any other component.

    Import react-native-keyboard-aware-scroll-view and wrap your content inside it:

    import { KeyboardAwareScrollView } from 'react-native-keyboard-aware-scroll-view'
        <TextInput />

    Auto-scroll in TextInput fields

    As of v0.1.0, the component auto scrolls to the focused TextInput 😎. For versions v0.0.7 and older you can do the following.

    Programatically scroll to any TextInput

    In order to scroll to any TextInput field, you can use the built-in method scrollToFocusedInput. Example:

    _scrollToInput (reactNode: any) {
      // Add a 'scroll' ref to your ScrollView
      innerRef={ref => {
        this.scroll = ref
          onFocus={(event: Event) => {
            // `bind` the function if you're using ES6 classes

    Programatically scroll to any position

    There's another built-in function that lets you programatically scroll to any position of the scroll view:

    this.scroll.props.scrollToPosition(0, 0)

    Register to keyboard events

    You can register to ScrollViewResponder events onKeyboardWillShow and onKeyboardWillHide:

      onKeyboardWillShow={(frames: Object) => {
        console.log('Keyboard event', frames)
        <TextInput />

    Android Support

    First, Android natively has this feature, you can easily enable it by setting windowSoftInputMode in AndroidManifest.xml. Check here.

    But if you want to use feature like extraHeight, you need to enable Android Support with the following steps:

    • Make sure you are using react-native 0.46 or above.
    • Set windowSoftInputMode to adjustPan in AndroidManifest.xml.
    • Set enableOnAndroid property to true.

    Android Support is not perfect, here is the supported list:

    Prop Android Support
    viewIsInsideTabBar Yes
    resetScrollToCoords Yes
    enableAutomaticScroll Yes
    extraHeight Yes
    extraScrollHeight Yes
    enableResetScrollToCoords Yes
    keyboardOpeningTime No



    All the ScrollView/FlatList props will be passed.

    Prop Type Description
    innerRef Function Catch the reference of the component.
    viewIsInsideTabBar boolean Adds an extra offset that represents the TabBarIOS height.
    resetScrollToCoords Object: {x: number, y: number} Coordinates that will be used to reset the scroll when the keyboard hides.
    enableAutomaticScroll boolean When focus in TextInput will scroll the position, default is enabled.
    extraHeight number Adds an extra offset when focusing the TextInputs.
    extraScrollHeight number Adds an extra offset to the keyboard. Useful if you want to stick elements above the keyboard.
    enableResetScrollToCoords boolean Lets the user enable or disable automatic resetScrollToCoords.
    keyboardOpeningTime number Sets the delay time before scrolling to new position, default is 250
    enableOnAndroid boolean Enable Android Support


    Use innerRef to get the component reference and use this.scrollRef.props to access these methods.

    Method Parameter Description
    getScrollResponder void Get ScrollResponder
    scrollToPosition x: number, y: number, animated: bool = true Scroll to specific position with or without animation.
    scrollToEnd animated?: bool = true Scroll to end with or without animation.
    scrollIntoView element: React.Element<*>, options: { getScrollPosition: ?(parentLayout, childLayout, contentOffset) => { x: number, y: number, animated: boolean } } Scrolls an element inside a KeyboardAwareScrollView into view.

    Using high order component

    Enabling any component to be keyboard-aware is very easy. Take a look at the code of KeyboardAwareFlatList:

    /* @flow */
    import { FlatList } from 'react-native'
    import listenToKeyboardEvents from './KeyboardAwareHOC'
    export default listenToKeyboardEvents(FlatList)

    The HOC can also be configured. Sometimes it's more convenient to provide a static config than configuring the behavior with props. This HOC config can be overriden with props.

    /* @flow */
    import { FlatList } from 'react-native'
    import listenToKeyboardEvents from './KeyboardAwareHOC'
    const config = {
      enableOnAndroid: true,
      enableAutomaticScroll: true
    export default listenToKeyboardEvents(config)(FlatList)

    The available config options are:

      enableOnAndroid: boolean,
      contentContainerStyle: ?Object,
      enableAutomaticScroll: boolean,
      extraHeight: number,
      extraScrollHeight: number,
      enableResetScrollToCoords: boolean,
      keyboardOpeningTime: number,
      viewIsInsideTabBar: boolean,
      refPropName: string,
      extractNativeRef: Function




    Álvaro Medina Ballester <amedina at>

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