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    Bring NFC feature to React Native. Inspired by phonegap-nfc and react-native-ble-manager

    Contributions are welcome!

    We also have a slack channel, you're welcome to chat with us for any issue or idea! join us here


    javascript part

    npm i --save react-native-nfc-manager

    native part

    This library use native-modules, so you will need to do pod install for iOS:

    cd ios && pod install && cd ..

    For Android, it should be properly auto-linked, so you don't need to do anything.


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    Also See

    [Demo App] NfcOpenReWriter

    We have a full featured NFC utility app available for download.


    It also open sourced in this repo: React Native NFC ReWriter App

    [Bonus] Reconnect.js

    Super useful library to help you share states between sibling and nested React components.

    Check it out!

    Basic Usage

    If all you want to do is to read NDEF data, you can use this example:

    import NfcManager, {NfcEvents} from 'react-native-nfc-manager';
    // Pre-step, call this before any NFC operations
    async function initNfc() {
      await NfcManager.start();
    function readNdef() {
      const cleanUp = () => {
        NfcManager.setEventListener(NfcEvents.DiscoverTag, null);
        NfcManager.setEventListener(NfcEvents.SessionClosed, null);
      return new Promise((resolve) => {
        let tagFound = null;
        NfcManager.setEventListener(NfcEvents.DiscoverTag, (tag) => {
          tagFound = tag;
          NfcManager.setAlertMessageIOS('NDEF tag found');
          NfcManager.unregisterTagEvent().catch(() => 0);
        NfcManager.setEventListener(NfcEvents.SessionClosed, () => {
          if (!tagFound) {

    Anything else, ex: write NDEF, send custom command, please read next section.

    Advanced Usage

    In high level, there're 3 steps to perform advanced NFC operations:

    1. request your specific NFC technology
    2. select the proper NFC technology handler, which is implemented as getter in main NfcManager object, including:
      • ndefHandler
      • nfcAHandler
      • isoDepHandler
      • iso15693HandlerIOS
      • mifareClassicHandlerAndroid
      • mifareUltralightHandlerAndroid
    3. call specific methods on the NFC technology handler
    4. clean up your tech registration

    For example, here's an example to write NDEF:

    import NfcManager, {NfcTech, Ndef} from 'react-native-nfc-manager';
    // Pre-step, call this before any NFC operations
    async function initNfc() {
      await NfcManager.start();
    async function writeNdef({type, value}) {
      let result = false;
      try {
        // Step 1
        await NfcManager.requestTechnology(NfcTech.Ndef, {
          alertMessage: 'Ready to write some NDEF',
        const bytes = Ndef.encodeMessage([Ndef.textRecord('Hello NFC')]);
        if (bytes) {
          await NfcManager.ndefHandler // Step2
            .writeNdefMessage(bytes); // Step3
          if (Platform.OS === 'ios') {
            await NfcManager.setAlertMessageIOS('Successfully write NDEF');
        result = true;
      } catch (ex) {
      // Step 4
      NfcManager.cancelTechnologyRequest().catch(() => 0);
      return result;

    Advanced: Mifare Ultralight usage

    Here's an example to read a Mifare Ultralight tag:

    import NfcManager, {NfcTech} from 'react-native-nfc-manager';
    // Pre-step, call this before any NFC operations
    async function initNfc() {
      await NfcManager.start();
    async function readMifare() {
      try {
          // 0. Request Mifare technology
          let reqMifare = await NfcManager.requestTechnology(NfcTech.MifareUltralight);
          if (reqMifare !== 'MifareUltralight') {
              throw new Error('[NFC Read] [ERR] Mifare technology could not be requested');
          // 1. Get NFC Tag information
          const nfcTag = await NfcManager.getTag()
          console.log('[NFC Read] [INFO] Tag: ', nfcTag);
          // 2. Read pages
          const readLength = 60;
          let mifarePages = [];
          const mifarePagesRead = await Promise.all([...Array(readLength).keys()].map(async (_, i) => {
              const pageOffset = i * 4; // 4 Pages are read at once, so offset should be in steps with length 4
              let pages = await NfcManager.mifareUltralightHandlerAndroid.mifareUltralightReadPages(pageOffset);
              console.log(`[NFC Read] [INFO] Mifare Page: ${pageOffset}`, pages);
              //await wait(500); // If Mifare Chip is to slow
          // 3. Success
          console.log('[NFC Read] [INFO] Success reading Mifare');
          // 4. Cleanup
      } catch (ex) {
          console.warn('[NFC Read] [ERR] Failed Reading Mifare: ', ex);
    function _cleanup() {
        NfcManager.cancelTechnologyRequest().catch(() => 0);

    To see more examples, please see React Native NFC ReWriter App


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    This package cannot be used in the "Expo Go" app because it requires custom native code.

    After installing this npm package, add the config plugin to the plugins array of your app.json or app.config.js:

      "expo": {
        "plugins": ["react-native-nfc-manager"]

    Next, rebuild your app as described in the "Adding custom native code" guide.


    The plugin provides props for extra customization. Every time you change the props or plugins, you'll need to rebuild (and prebuild) the native app. If no extra properties are added, defaults will be used.

    • nfcPermission (string | false): Sets the iOS NFCReaderUsageDescription permission message to the Info.plist. Setting false will skip adding the permission. Defaults to Allow $(PRODUCT_NAME) to interact with nearby NFC devices (Info.plist).
    • selectIdentifiers (string[]): Sets the iOS to a list of supported application IDs (Info.plist).
    • systemCodes (string[]): Sets the iOS to a user provided list of FeliCa™ system codes that the app supports (Info.plist). Each system code must be a discrete value. The wild card value (0xFF) isn't allowed.


      "expo": {
        "plugins": [
              "nfcPermission": "Custom permission message",
              "selectIdentifiers": ["A0000002471001"],
              "systemCodes": ["8008"]


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