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A react native PDF view component (cross-platform support)


  • read a PDF from url, blob, local file or asset and can cache it.
  • display horizontally or vertically
  • drag and zoom
  • double tap for zoom
  • support password protected pdf
  • jump to a specific page in the pdf

Supported versions

We use react-native-blob-util to handle file system access in this package, So you should install react-native-pdf and react-native-blob-util

The table below shows the supported versions of React Native and react-native-blob-util for different versions of react-native-pdf.

React Native 0.4x - 0.56 0.57 0.60+ 0.62+ 0.62+
react-native-pdf 4.x.x - 5.0.x 5.0.9+ 6.0.0+ 6.2.0+ 6.4.0+
react-native-blob-util 0.13.7+

🚨 Expo: This package is not available in the Expo Go app. Learn how you can use this package in Custom Dev Clients via the out-of-tree Expo Config Plugin. Example: with-pdf.


# Using npm
npm install react-native-pdf react-native-blob-util --save

# or using yarn:
yarn add react-native-pdf react-native-blob-util

Then follow the instructions for your platform to link react-native-pdf into your project:

iOS installation

iOS details

React Native 0.60 and above

Run pod install in the ios directory. Linking is not required in React Native 0.60 and above.

React Native 0.59 and below

react-native link react-native-blob-util
react-native link react-native-pdf

Android installation

Android details

If you use RN 0.59.0 and above, please add following to your android/app/build.gradle**

android {

+    packagingOptions {
+       pickFirst 'lib/x86/'
+       pickFirst 'lib/x86_64/'
+       pickFirst 'lib/arm64-v8a/'
+       pickFirst 'lib/arm64-v8a/'
+       pickFirst 'lib/x86_64/'
+       pickFirst 'lib/armeabi-v7a/'
+     }


React Native 0.59.0 and below

react-native link react-native-blob-util
react-native link react-native-pdf

Windows installation

Windows details
  • Open your solution in Visual Studio 2019 (eg. windows\yourapp.sln)
  • Right-click Solution icon in Solution Explorer > Add > Existing Project...
  • If running RNW 0.62: add node_modules\react-native-pdf\windows\RCTPdf\RCTPdf.vcxproj
  • If running RNW 0.62: add node_modules\react-native-blob-util\windows\ReactNativeBlobUtil\ReactNativeBlobUtil.vcxproj
  • Right-click main application project > Add > Reference...
  • Select progress-view and in Solution Projects
    • If running 0.62, also select RCTPdf and ReactNativeBlobUtil
  • In app pch.h add #include "winrt/RCTPdf.h"
    • If running 0.62, also select #include "winrt/ReactNativeBlobUtil.h"
  • In App.cpp add PackageProviders().Append(winrt::progress_view::ReactPackageProvider()); before InitializeComponent();
    • If running RNW 0.62, also add PackageProviders().Append(winrt::RCTPdf::ReactPackageProvider()); and PackageProviders().Append(winrt::ReactNativeBlobUtil::ReactPackageProvider());

Bundling PDFs with the app

To add a test.pdf like in the example add:

<None Include="..\..\test.pdf">

in the app .vcxproj file, before <None Include="packages.config" />.


FAQ details

Q1. After installation and running, I can not see the pdf file.
A1: maybe you forgot to excute react-native link or it does not run correctly. You can add it manually. For detail you can see the issue #24 and #2

Q2. When running, it shows 'Pdf' has no propType for native prop RCTPdf.acessibilityLabel of native type 'String'
A2. Your react-native version is too old, please upgrade it to 0.47.0+ see also #39

Q3. When I run the example app I get a white/gray screen / the loading bar isn't progressing .
A3. Check your uri, if you hit a pdf that is hosted on a http you will need to do the following:

iOS: add an exception for the server hosting the pdf in the ios info.plist. Here is an example :

      <!--Include to allow subdomains-->
      <!--Include to allow HTTP requests-->
      <!--Include to specify minimum TLS version-->

Android: see here

Q4. why doesn't it work with react native expo?.
A4. Expo does not support native module. you can read more expo caveats here

Q5. Why can't I run the iOS example? 'Failed to build iOS project. We ran "xcodebuild" command but it exited with error code 65.'
A5. Run the following commands in the project folder (e.g. react-native-pdf/example) to ensure that all dependencies are available:

yarn install (or npm install)
cd ios
pod install
cd ..
react-native run-ios


ChangeLog details


  1. Fixed: Fix Android crash issue


  1. Fixed: fix android package name


  1. Fixed: fix iOS double tap zoom scrolling
  2. Fixed: fix RN 73 compatibility
  3. Fixed: bump crypto-js to avoid critical vulnerability


  1. Fixed: fix ios project setting
  2. Fixed: fix typo in RNPDFPdfViewManagerInterface interface causing android build error


  1. Fixed: fix(iOS): center page at tap point after double tap to zoom
  2. Fixed: add PDFKit to podspec to make ios compile
  3. Improved: Update build.gradle to support RN 0.71 on new arch
  4. Fixed: fix some small bugs and documents.


  1. Fixed: Migrate to ViewPropTypes exported from 'deprecated-react-native-prop-types'
  2. Added: Decode File Path for iOS
  3. Improved: prefer current page for calculating scale factor on fit

v6.6.1 depresed

v6.6.0 depresed

  1. Fixed: Migrate to ViewPropTypes exported from 'deprecated-react-native-prop-types'
  2. Added: Decode File Path for iOS
  3. Improved: prefer current page for calculating scale factor on fit
  4. Improved: Typescript version source


  1. Fix: replace mavenCentral with maven
  2. Breaking Change(Android): replace deprecated repository: jcenter()
  3. Fix: loading progress
  4. Add: Typed "source" prop
  5. Remove: dependency to fbjs


  1. Remove sample for reducing NPM package size
  2. Add support for setting a filename for the cached pdf file
  3. Use react-native-blob-util instead of rn-fetch-blob
  4. Add blob support
  5. remove progress-view dependency


  1. Add windows support
  2. Fixed some bugs



 * Copyright (c) 2017-present, Wonday (
 * All rights reserved.
 * This source code is licensed under the MIT-style license found in the
 * LICENSE file in the root directory of this source tree.

import React from 'react';
import { StyleSheet, Dimensions, View } from 'react-native';
import Pdf from 'react-native-pdf';

export default class PDFExample extends React.Component {
    render() {
        const source = { uri: '', cache: true };
        //const source = require('./test.pdf');  // ios only
        //const source = {uri:'bundle-assets://test.pdf' };
        //const source = {uri:'file:///sdcard/test.pdf'};
        //const source = {uri:"data:application/pdf;base64,JVBERi0xLjcKJc..."};
        //const source = {uri:"content://com.example.blobs/xxxxxxxx-...?offset=0&size=xxx"};
        //const source = {uri:"blob:xxxxxxxx-...?offset=0&size=xxx"};

        return (
            <View style={styles.container}>
                    onLoadComplete={(numberOfPages,filePath) => {
                        console.log(`Number of pages: ${numberOfPages}`);
                    onPageChanged={(page,numberOfPages) => {
                        console.log(`Current page: ${page}`);
                    onError={(error) => {
                    onPressLink={(uri) => {
                        console.log(`Link pressed: ${uri}`);

const styles = StyleSheet.create({
    container: {
        flex: 1,
        justifyContent: 'flex-start',
        alignItems: 'center',
        marginTop: 25,
    pdf: {


Property Type Default Description iOS Android Windows FirstRelease
source object not null PDF source like {uri:xxx, cache:false}. see the following for detail. <3.0
page number 1 initial page index <3.0
scale number 1.0 should minScale<=scale<=maxScale <3.0
minScale number 1.0 min scale 5.0.5
maxScale number 3.0 max scale 5.0.5
horizontal bool false draw page direction, if you want to listen the orientation change, you can use [react-native-orientation-locker] <3.0
showsHorizontalScrollIndicator bool true shows or hides the horizontal scroll bar indicator on iOS 6.6
showsVerticalScrollIndicator bool true shows or hides the vertical scroll bar indicator on iOS 6.6
fitWidth bool false if true fit the width of view, can not use fitWidth=true together with scale <3.0, abandoned from 3.0
fitPolicy number 2 0:fit width, 1:fit height, 2:fit both(default) 3.0
spacing number 10 the breaker size between pages <3.0
password string "" pdf password, if password error, will call OnError() with message "Password required or incorrect password." <3.0
style object {backgroundColor:"#eee"} support normal view style, you can use this to set border/spacing color... <3.0
renderActivityIndicator (progress) => Component when loading show it as an indicator, you can use your component <3.0
enableAntialiasing bool true improve rendering a little bit on low-res screens, but maybe course some problem on Android 4.4, so add a switch <3.0
enablePaging bool false only show one page in screen 5.0.1
enableRTL bool false scroll page as "page3, page2, page1" 5.0.1
enableAnnotationRendering bool true enable rendering annotation, notice:iOS only support initial setting,not support realtime changing 5.0.3
trustAllCerts bool true Allow connections to servers with self-signed certification 6.0.?
singlePage bool false Only show first page, useful for thumbnail views 6.2.1
onLoadProgress function(percent) null callback when loading, return loading progress (0-1) <3.0
onLoadComplete function(numberOfPages, path, {width, height}, tableContents) null callback when pdf load completed, return total page count, pdf local/cache path, {width,height} and table of contents ✔ but without tableContents <3.0
onPageChanged function(page,numberOfPages) null callback when page changed ,return current page and total page count <3.0
onError function(error) null callback when error happened <3.0
onPageSingleTap function(page) null callback when page was single tapped 3.0
onScaleChanged function(scale) null callback when scale page 3.0
onPressLink function(uri) null callback when link tapped 6.0.0

parameters of source

parameter Description default iOS Android Windows
uri pdf source, see the forllowing for detail. required
cache use cache or not false
cacheFileName specific file name for cached pdf file SHA1(uri) result
expiration cache file expired seconds (0 is not expired) 0
method request method when uri is a url "GET"
headers request headers when uri is a url {}

types of source.uri

Usage Description iOS Android Windows
{uri:"http://xxx/xxx.pdf"} load pdf from a url
{require("./test.pdf")} load pdf relate to js file (do not need add by xcode)
{uri:"bundle-assets://path/to/xxx.pdf"} load pdf from assets, the file should be at android/app/src/main/assets/path/to/xxx.pdf
{uri:"bundle-assets://xxx.pdf"} load pdf from assets, you must add pdf to project by xcode. this does not support folder.
{uri:"data:application/pdf;base64,JVBERi0xLjcKJc..."} load pdf from base64 string
{uri:"file:///absolute/path/to/xxx.pdf"} load pdf from local file system
{uri:"ms-appx:///xxx.pdf"}} load pdf bundled with UWP app
{uri:"content://com.example.blobs/xxxxxxxx-...?offset=0&size=xxx"} load pdf from content URI ✔*
{uri:"blob:xxxxxxxx-...?offset=0&size=xxx"} load pdf from blob URL

*) requires building React Native from source with this patch


Methods operate on a ref to the PDF element. You can get a ref with the following code:

return (
    ref={(pdf) => { this.pdf = pdf; }}



Set the current page of the PDF component. pageNumber is a positive integer. If pageNumber > numberOfPages, current page is not changed.


this.pdf.setPage(42); // Display the answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything

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