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☝🏼 react-native-permissions

An unified permissions API for React Native on iOS, Android and Windows.
(For Windows only builds 18362 and later are supported)

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Support

This library follows the React Native releases support policy.
It is supporting the latest version, and the two previous minor series.

Setup

$ npm install --save react-native-permissions
# --- or ---
$ yarn add react-native-permissions

iOS

  1. By default, no permissions are setuped. So first, require the setup script in your Podfile:
# with react-native >= 0.72
- # Resolve react_native_pods.rb with node to allow for hoisting
- require Pod::Executable.execute_command('node', ['-p',
-   'require.resolve(
-     "react-native/scripts/react_native_pods.rb",
-     {paths: [process.argv[1]]},
-   )', __dir__]).strip

+ def node_require(script)
+   # Resolve script with node to allow for hoisting
+   require Pod::Executable.execute_command('node', ['-p',
+     "require.resolve(
+       '#{script}',
+       {paths: [process.argv[1]]},
+     )", __dir__]).strip
+ end

+ node_require('react-native/scripts/react_native_pods.rb')
+ node_require('react-native-permissions/scripts/setup.rb')
# with react-native < 0.72
require_relative '../node_modules/react-native/scripts/react_native_pods'
require_relative '../node_modules/@react-native-community/cli-platform-ios/native_modules'
+ require_relative '../node_modules/react-native-permissions/scripts/setup'
  1. Then in the same file, add a setup_permissions call with the wanted permissions:
# …

platform :ios, min_ios_version_supported
prepare_react_native_project!

# ⬇️ uncomment wanted permissions
setup_permissions([
  # 'AppTrackingTransparency',
  # 'Bluetooth',
  # 'Calendars',
  # 'CalendarsWriteOnly',
  # 'Camera',
  # 'Contacts',
  # 'FaceID',
  # 'LocationAccuracy',
  # 'LocationAlways',
  # 'LocationWhenInUse',
  # 'MediaLibrary',
  # 'Microphone',
  # 'Motion',
  # 'Notifications',
  # 'PhotoLibrary',
  # 'PhotoLibraryAddOnly',
  # 'Reminders',
  # 'Siri',
  # 'SpeechRecognition',
  # 'StoreKit',
])

# …
  1. Then execute pod install (📌  Note that it must be re-executed each time you update this config).
  2. Finally, update your Info.plist with the wanted permissions usage descriptions:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<dict>

  <!-- 🚨 Keep only the permissions used in your app 🚨 -->

  <key>NSAppleMusicUsageDescription</key>
  <string>YOUR TEXT</string>
  <key>NSBluetoothAlwaysUsageDescription</key>
  <string>YOUR TEXT</string>
  <key>NSBluetoothPeripheralUsageDescription</key>
  <string>YOUR TEXT</string>
  <key>NSCalendarsFullAccessUsageDescription</key>
  <string>YOUR TEXT</string>
  <key>NSCalendarsWriteOnlyAccessUsageDescription</key>
  <string>YOUR TEXT</string>
  <key>NSCameraUsageDescription</key>
  <string>YOUR TEXT</string>
  <key>NSContactsUsageDescription</key>
  <string>YOUR TEXT</string>
  <key>NSFaceIDUsageDescription</key>
  <string>YOUR TEXT</string>
  <key>NSLocationAlwaysAndWhenInUseUsageDescription</key>
  <string>YOUR TEXT</string>
  <key>NSLocationTemporaryUsageDescriptionDictionary</key>
  <dict>
    <key>YOUR-PURPOSE-KEY</key>
    <string>YOUR TEXT</string>
  </dict>
  <key>NSLocationWhenInUseUsageDescription</key>
  <string>YOUR TEXT</string>
  <key>NSMicrophoneUsageDescription</key>
  <string>YOUR TEXT</string>
  <key>NSMotionUsageDescription</key>
  <string>YOUR TEXT</string>
  <key>NSPhotoLibraryUsageDescription</key>
  <string>YOUR TEXT</string>
  <key>NSPhotoLibraryAddUsageDescription</key>
  <string>YOUR TEXT</string>
  <key>NSRemindersFullAccessUsageDescription</key>
  <string>YOUR TEXT</string>
  <key>NSSpeechRecognitionUsageDescription</key>
  <string>YOUR TEXT</string>
  <key>NSSiriUsageDescription</key>
  <string>YOUR TEXT</string>
  <key>NSUserTrackingUsageDescription</key>
  <string>YOUR TEXT</string>

  <!---->

</dict>
</plist>
🧩 For expo users, see the plugin instructions

Add wanted permissions (see step 1) to the plugin config:

{
  "name": "My awesome app",
  "plugins": [
    [
      "react-native-permissions",
      {
        "iosPermissions": [
          "AppTrackingTransparency",
          "Bluetooth",
          "CalendarsWriteOnly",
          "Notifications",
          "SpeechRecognition"
        ]
      }
    ]
  ]
}

Android

Add all wanted permissions to your app android/app/src/main/AndroidManifest.xml file:

<manifest xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android">

  <!-- 🚨 Keep only the permissions used in your app 🚨 -->

  <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCEPT_HANDOVER" />
  <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_BACKGROUND_LOCATION" />
  <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION" />
  <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION" />
  <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_MEDIA_LOCATION" />
  <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACTIVITY_RECOGNITION" />
  <uses-permission android:name="com.android.voicemail.permission.ADD_VOICEMAIL" />
  <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ANSWER_PHONE_CALLS" />
  <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.BLUETOOTH_ADVERTISE" />
  <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.BLUETOOTH_CONNECT" />
  <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.BLUETOOTH_SCAN" />
  <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.BODY_SENSORS" />
  <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.BODY_SENSORS_BACKGROUND" />
  <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.CALL_PHONE" />
  <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.CAMERA" />
  <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.GET_ACCOUNTS" />
  <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.NEARBY_WIFI_DEVICES" />
  <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.POST_NOTIFICATIONS" />
  <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.PROCESS_OUTGOING_CALLS" />
  <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.READ_CALENDAR" />
  <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.READ_CALL_LOG" />
  <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.READ_CONTACTS" />
  <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE" />
  <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.READ_MEDIA_AUDIO" />
  <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.READ_MEDIA_IMAGES" />
  <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.READ_MEDIA_VIDEO" />
  <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.READ_MEDIA_VISUAL_USER_SELECTED" />
  <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.READ_PHONE_NUMBERS" />
  <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.READ_PHONE_STATE" />
  <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.READ_SMS" />
  <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.RECEIVE_MMS" />
  <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.RECEIVE_SMS" />
  <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.RECEIVE_WAP_PUSH" />
  <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.RECORD_AUDIO" />
  <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.SEND_SMS" />
  <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.USE_SIP" />
  <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.UWB_RANGING" />
  <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.WRITE_CALENDAR" />
  <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.WRITE_CALL_LOG" />
  <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.WRITE_CONTACTS" />
  <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE" />

  <!---->

</manifest>

Windows

Open the project solution file from the windows folder. In the app project open Package.appxmanifest file. From there you can select which capabilites you want your app to support.

🆘 Manual linking

Because this package targets recent React Native versions, you probably don't need to link it manually. But if you have a special case, follow these additional instructions:

👀 See manual linking instructions

iOS

Add this line to your ios/Podfile file, then run pod install.

target 'YourAwesomeProject' do
  #
  pod 'RNPermissions', :path => '../node_modules/react-native-permissions'
end

Android

  1. Add the following lines to android/settings.gradle:
include ':react-native-permissions'
project(':react-native-permissions').projectDir = new File(rootProject.projectDir, '../node_modules/react-native-permissions/android')
  1. Add the implementation line to the dependencies in android/app/build.gradle:
dependencies {
  // ...
  implementation project(':react-native-permissions')
}
  1. Add the import and link the package in MainApplication.java:
import com.zoontek.rnpermissions.RNPermissionsPackage; // <- add the RNPermissionsPackage import

public class MainApplication extends Application implements ReactApplication {

  // …

  @Override
  protected List<ReactPackage> getPackages() {
    @SuppressWarnings("UnnecessaryLocalVariable")
    List<ReactPackage> packages = new PackageList(this).getPackages();
    // …
    packages.add(new RNPermissionsPackage());
    return packages;
  }

  // …
}

Windows

  1. In windows/myapp.sln add the RNCConfig project to your solution:
  • Open the solution in Visual Studio 2019
  • Right-click Solution icon in Solution Explorer > Add > Existing Project
  • Select node_modules\react-native-permissions\windows\RNPermissions\RNPermissions.vcxproj
  1. In windows/myapp/myapp.vcxproj ad a reference to RNPermissions to your main application project. From Visual Studio 2019:
  • Right-click main application project > Add > Reference...
  • Check RNPermissions from Solution Projects.
  1. In pch.h add #include "winrt/RNPermissions.h".

  2. In app.cpp add PackageProviders().Append(winrt::RNPermissions::ReactPackageProvider()); before InitializeComponent();.

Understanding permission flow

As permissions are not handled in the same way on iOS and Android, this library provides an abstraction over the two platforms' behaviors. To understand it a little better, take a look to these two flowcharts:

iOS flow

   ┏━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━┓
   ┃ check(PERMISSIONS.IOS.CAMERA) ┃
   ┗━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━┛
                   │
       Is the feature available
           on this device ?
                   │           ╔════╗
                   ├───────────║ NO ║──────────────┐
                   │           ╚════╝              │
                ╔═════╗                            ▼
                ║ YES ║                 ┌─────────────────────┐
                ╚═════╝                 │ RESULTS.UNAVAILABLE │
                   │                    └─────────────────────┘
           Is the permission
             requestable ?
                   │           ╔════╗
                   ├───────────║ NO ║──────────────┐
                   │           ╚════╝              │
                ╔═════╗                            ▼
                ║ YES ║                  ┌───────────────────┐
                ╚═════╝                  │ RESULTS.BLOCKED / │
                   │                     │ RESULTS.LIMITED / │
                   │                     │  RESULTS.GRANTED  │
                   ▼                     └───────────────────┘
          ┌────────────────┐
          │ RESULTS.DENIED │
          └────────────────┘
                   │
                   ▼
  ┏━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━┓
  ┃ request(PERMISSIONS.IOS.CAMERA) ┃
  ┗━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━┛
                   │
         Does the user accept
            the request ?
                   │           ╔════╗
                   ├───────────║ NO ║──────────────┐
                   │           ╚════╝              │
                ╔═════╗                            ▼
                ║ YES ║                   ┌─────────────────┐
                ╚═════╝                   │ RESULTS.BLOCKED │
                   │                      └─────────────────┘
                   ▼
          ┌─────────────────┐
          │ RESULTS.GRANTED │
          └─────────────────┘

Android flow

 ┏━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━┓
 ┃ check(PERMISSIONS.ANDROID.CAMERA) ┃
 ┗━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━┛
                   │
       Is the feature available
           on this device ?
                   │           ╔════╗
                   ├───────────║ NO ║──────────────┐
                   │           ╚════╝              │
                ╔═════╗                            ▼
                ║ YES ║                 ┌─────────────────────┐
                ╚═════╝                 │ RESULTS.UNAVAILABLE │
                   │                    └─────────────────────┘
           Is the permission
           already granted ?
                   │           ╔═════╗
                   ├───────────║ YES ║─────────────┐
                   │           ╚═════╝             │
                ╔════╗                             ▼
                ║ NO ║                   ┌───────────────────┐
                ╚════╝                   │  RESULTS.GRANTED  │
                   │                     └───────────────────┘
                   ▼
          ┌────────────────┐
          │ RESULTS.DENIED │◀──────────────────────┐
          └────────────────┘                       │
                   │                               │
                   ▼                               │
┏━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━┓         ╔═════╗
┃ request(PERMISSIONS.ANDROID.CAMERA) ┃         ║ YES ║
┗━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━┛         ╚═════╝
                   │                               │
         Does the user accept                      │
            the request ?                          │
                   │           ╔════╗      Is the permission
                   ├───────────║ NO ║──── still requestable ?
                   │           ╚════╝              │
                ╔═════╗                         ╔════╗
                ║ YES ║                         ║ NO ║
                ╚═════╝                         ╚════╝
                   │                               │
                   ▼                               ▼
          ┌─────────────────┐             ┌─────────────────┐
          │ RESULTS.GRANTED │             │ RESULTS.BLOCKED │
          └─────────────────┘             └─────────────────┘

Windows flow

   ┏━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━┓
   ┃ check(PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.WEBCAM) ┃
   ┗━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━┛
                     │
         Is the feature available
              on this device ?
                     │           ╔════╗
                     ├───────────║ NO ║──────────────┐
                     │           ╚════╝              │
                  ╔═════╗                            ▼
                  ║ YES ║                 ┌─────────────────────┐
                  ╚═════╝                 │ RESULTS.UNAVAILABLE │
                     │                    └─────────────────────┘
             Is the permission
               requestable ?
                     │           ╔════╗
                     ├───────────║ NO ║──────────────┐
                     │           ╚════╝              │
                  ╔═════╗                            ▼
                  ║ YES ║                  ┌───────────────────┐
                  ╚═════╝                  │ RESULTS.BLOCKED / │
                     │                     │  RESULTS.GRANTED  │
                     ▼                     └───────────────────┘
            ┌────────────────┐
            │ RESULTS.DENIED │
            └────────────────┘
                     │
                     ▼
  ┏━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━┓
  ┃ request(PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.WEBCAM) ┃
  ┗━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━┛
                     │
           Does the user accept
              the request ?
                     │           ╔════╗
                     ├───────────║ NO ║──────────────┐
                     │           ╚════╝              │
                  ╔═════╗                            ▼
                  ║ YES ║                   ┌─────────────────┐
                  ╚═════╝                   │ RESULTS.BLOCKED │
                     │                      └─────────────────┘
                     ▼
            ┌─────────────────┐
            │ RESULTS.GRANTED │
            └─────────────────┘

API

Supported permissions

Android permissions
import {PERMISSIONS} from 'react-native-permissions';

PERMISSIONS.ANDROID.ACCEPT_HANDOVER;
PERMISSIONS.ANDROID.ACCESS_BACKGROUND_LOCATION;
PERMISSIONS.ANDROID.ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION;
PERMISSIONS.ANDROID.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION;
PERMISSIONS.ANDROID.ACCESS_MEDIA_LOCATION;
PERMISSIONS.ANDROID.ACTIVITY_RECOGNITION;
PERMISSIONS.ANDROID.ADD_VOICEMAIL;
PERMISSIONS.ANDROID.ANSWER_PHONE_CALLS;
PERMISSIONS.ANDROID.BLUETOOTH_ADVERTISE;
PERMISSIONS.ANDROID.BLUETOOTH_CONNECT;
PERMISSIONS.ANDROID.BLUETOOTH_SCAN;
PERMISSIONS.ANDROID.BODY_SENSORS;
PERMISSIONS.ANDROID.BODY_SENSORS_BACKGROUND;
PERMISSIONS.ANDROID.CALL_PHONE;
PERMISSIONS.ANDROID.CAMERA;
PERMISSIONS.ANDROID.GET_ACCOUNTS;
PERMISSIONS.ANDROID.NEARBY_WIFI_DEVICES;
PERMISSIONS.ANDROID.POST_NOTIFICATIONS;
PERMISSIONS.ANDROID.PROCESS_OUTGOING_CALLS;
PERMISSIONS.ANDROID.READ_CALENDAR;
PERMISSIONS.ANDROID.READ_CALL_LOG;
PERMISSIONS.ANDROID.READ_CONTACTS;
PERMISSIONS.ANDROID.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE;
PERMISSIONS.ANDROID.READ_MEDIA_AUDIO;
PERMISSIONS.ANDROID.READ_MEDIA_IMAGES;
PERMISSIONS.ANDROID.READ_MEDIA_VIDEO;
PERMISSIONS.ANDROID.READ_MEDIA_VISUAL_USER_SELECTED;
PERMISSIONS.ANDROID.READ_PHONE_NUMBERS;
PERMISSIONS.ANDROID.READ_PHONE_STATE;
PERMISSIONS.ANDROID.READ_SMS;
PERMISSIONS.ANDROID.RECEIVE_MMS;
PERMISSIONS.ANDROID.RECEIVE_SMS;
PERMISSIONS.ANDROID.RECEIVE_WAP_PUSH;
PERMISSIONS.ANDROID.RECORD_AUDIO;
PERMISSIONS.ANDROID.SEND_SMS;
PERMISSIONS.ANDROID.USE_SIP;
PERMISSIONS.ANDROID.UWB_RANGING;
PERMISSIONS.ANDROID.WRITE_CALENDAR;
PERMISSIONS.ANDROID.WRITE_CALL_LOG;
PERMISSIONS.ANDROID.WRITE_CONTACTS;
PERMISSIONS.ANDROID.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE;
iOS permissions
import {PERMISSIONS} from 'react-native-permissions';

PERMISSIONS.IOS.APP_TRACKING_TRANSPARENCY;
PERMISSIONS.IOS.BLUETOOTH;
PERMISSIONS.IOS.CALENDARS;
PERMISSIONS.IOS.CALENDARS_WRITE_ONLY;
PERMISSIONS.IOS.CAMERA;
PERMISSIONS.IOS.CONTACTS;
PERMISSIONS.IOS.FACE_ID;
PERMISSIONS.IOS.LOCATION_ALWAYS;
PERMISSIONS.IOS.LOCATION_WHEN_IN_USE;
PERMISSIONS.IOS.MEDIA_LIBRARY;
PERMISSIONS.IOS.MICROPHONE;
PERMISSIONS.IOS.MOTION;
PERMISSIONS.IOS.PHOTO_LIBRARY;
PERMISSIONS.IOS.PHOTO_LIBRARY_ADD_ONLY;
PERMISSIONS.IOS.REMINDERS;
PERMISSIONS.IOS.SIRI;
PERMISSIONS.IOS.SPEECH_RECOGNITION;
PERMISSIONS.IOS.STOREKIT;
Windows permissions
import {PERMISSIONS} from 'react-native-permissions';

PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.ACCESSORY_MANAGER;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.ACTIVITY;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.ALLOW_ELEVATION;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.ALL_APP_MODS;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.ALL_JOYN;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.APPOINTMENTS;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.APPOINTMENTS_SYSTEM;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.APP_BROADCAST_SERVICES;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.APP_CAPTURE_SERVICES;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.APP_CAPTURE_SETTINGS;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.APP_DIAGNOSTICS;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.APP_LICENSING;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.AUDIO_DEVICE_CONFIGURATION;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.BACKGROUND_MEDIA_PLAYBACK;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.BACKGROUND_MEDIA_RECORDING;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.BACKGROUND_SPATIAL_PERCEPTION;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.BACKGROUND_VOIP;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.BLOCKED_CHAT_MESSAGES;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.BLUETOOTH;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.BROAD_FILE_SYSTEM_ACCESS;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.CAMERA_PROCESSING_EXTENSION;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.CELLULAR_DEVICE_CONTROL;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.CELLULAR_DEVICE_IDENTITY;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.CELLULAR_MESSAGING;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.CHAT_SYSTEM;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.CODE_GENERATION;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.CONFIRM_APP_CLOSE;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.CONTACTS;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.CONTACTS_SYSTEM;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.CORTANA_PERMISSIONS;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.CORTANA_SPEECH_ACCESSORY;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.CUSTOM_INSTALL_ACTIONS;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.DEVELOPMENT_MODE_NETWORK;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.DEVICE_MANAGEMENT_DM_ACCOUNT;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.DEVICE_MANAGEMENT_EMAIL_ACCOUNT;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.DEVICE_MANAGEMENT_FOUNDATION;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.DEVICE_MANAGEMENT_WAP_SECURITY_POLICIES;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.DEVICE_PORTAL_PROVIDER;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.DEVICE_UNLOCK;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.DOCUMENTS_LIBRARY;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.DUAL_SIM_TILES;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.EMAIL;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.EMAIL_SYSTEM;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.ENTERPRISE_AUTHENTICATION;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.ENTERPRISE_CLOUD_S_S_O;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.ENTERPRISE_DATA_POLICY;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.ENTERPRISE_DEVICE_LOCKDOWN;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.EXPANDED_RESOURCES;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.EXTENDED_BACKGROUND_TASK_TIME;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.EXTENDED_EXECUTION_BACKGROUND_AUDIO;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.EXTENDED_EXECUTION_CRITICAL;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.EXTENDED_EXECUTION_UNCONSTRAINED;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.FIRST_SIGN_IN_SETTINGS;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.GAME_BAR_SERVICES;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.GAME_LIST;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.GAME_MONITOR;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.GAZE_INPUT;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.GLOBAL_MEDIA_CONTROL;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.HUMANINTERFACEDEVICE;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.INPUT_FOREGROUND_OBSERVATION;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.INPUT_INJECTION_BROKERED;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.INPUT_OBSERVATION;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.INPUT_SUPPRESSION;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.INTERNET_CLIENT;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.INTERNET_CLIENT_SERVER;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.INTEROP_SERVICES;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.IOT;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.LOCAL_SYSTEM_SERVICES;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.LOCATION;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.LOCATION_HISTORY;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.LOCATION_SYSTEM;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.LOW_LEVEL;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.LOW_LEVEL_DEVICES;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.MICROPHONE;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.MOBILE;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.MODIFIABLE_APP;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.MUSIC_LIBRARY;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.NETWORKING_VPN_PROVIDER;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.NETWORK_CONNECTION_MANAGER_PROVISIONING;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.NETWORK_DATA_PLAN_PROVISIONING;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.NETWORK_DATA_USAGE_MANAGEMENT;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.OEM_DEPLOYMENT;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.OEM_PUBLIC_DIRECTORY;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.ONE_PROCESS_VOIP;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.OPTICAL;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.PACKAGED_SERVICES;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.PACKAGES_SERVICES;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.PACKAGE_MANAGEMENT;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.PACKAGE_POLICY_SYSTEM;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.PACKAGE_QUERY;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.PACKAGE_WRITE_REDIRECTION_COMPATIBILITY_SHIM;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.PHONE_CALL;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.PHONE_CALL_HISTORY;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.PHONE_CALL_HISTORY_SYSTEM;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.PHONE_LINE_TRANSPORT_MANAGEMENT;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.PICTURES_LIBRARY;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.POINT_OF_SERVICE;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.PREVIEW_INK_WORKSPACE;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.PREVIEW_PEN_WORKSPACE;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.PREVIEW_STORE;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.PREVIEW_UI_COMPOSITION;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.PRIVATE_NETWORK_CLIENT_SERVER;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.PROTECTED_APP;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.PROXIMITY;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.RADIOS;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.RECORDED_CALLS_FOLDER;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.REMOTE_PASSPORT_AUTHENTICATION;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.REMOTE_SYSTEM;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.REMOVABLE_STORAGE;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.RESCAP;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.RUN_FULL_TRUST;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.SCREEN_DUPLICATION;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.SECONDARY_AUTHENTICATION_FACTOR;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.SECURE_ASSESSMENT;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.SERIALCOMMUNICATION;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.SHARED_USER_CERTIFICATES;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.SLAPI_QUERY_LICENSE_VALUE;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.SMBIOS;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.SMS_SEND;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.SPATIAL_PERCEPTION;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.START_SCREEN_MANAGEMENT;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.STORE_LICENSE_MANAGEMENT;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.SYSTEM_MANAGEMENT;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.TARGETED_CONTENT;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.TEAM_EDITION_DEVICE_CREDENTIAL;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.TEAM_EDITION_EXPERIENCE;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.TEAM_EDITION_VIEW;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.UAP;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.UI_AUTOMATION;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.UNVIRTUALIZED_RESOURCES;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.USB;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.USER_ACCOUNT_INFORMATION;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.USER_DATA_ACCOUNTS_PROVIDER;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.USER_DATA_SYSTEM;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.USER_PRINCIPAL_NAME;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.USER_SYSTEM_ID;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.VIDEOS_LIBRARY;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.VOIP_CALL;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.WALLET_SYSTEM;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.WEBCAM;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.WIFI_CONTROL;
PERMISSIONS.WINDOWS.XBOX_ACCESSORY_MANAGEMENT;

Permissions statuses

Permission checks and requests resolve into one of these statuses:

Return value Notes
RESULTS.UNAVAILABLE This feature is not available (on this device / in this context)
RESULTS.DENIED The permission has not been requested / is denied but requestable
RESULTS.GRANTED The permission is granted
RESULTS.LIMITED The permission is granted but with limitations
RESULTS.BLOCKED The permission is denied and not requestable anymore

Methods

// type used in usage examples
type PermissionStatus = 'unavailable' | 'denied' | 'limited' | 'granted' | 'blocked';

check

Check one permission status.

⚠️  Android will never return blocked on check, you have to call request to get the info.

function check(permission: string): Promise<PermissionStatus>;
import {check, PERMISSIONS, RESULTS} from 'react-native-permissions';

check(PERMISSIONS.IOS.LOCATION_ALWAYS)
  .then((result) => {
    switch (result) {
      case RESULTS.UNAVAILABLE:
        console.log('This feature is not available (on this device / in this context)');
        break;
      case RESULTS.DENIED:
        console.log('The permission has not been requested / is denied but requestable');
        break;
      case RESULTS.LIMITED:
        console.log('The permission is limited: some actions are possible');
        break;
      case RESULTS.GRANTED:
        console.log('The permission is granted');
        break;
      case RESULTS.BLOCKED:
        console.log('The permission is denied and not requestable anymore');
        break;
    }
  })
  .catch((error) => {
    // …
  });

request

Request one permission.

The rationale is only available and used on Android. It can be a native alert (a Rationale object) or a custom implementation (that resolves with a boolean).

type Rationale = {
  title: string;
  message: string;
  buttonPositive?: string;
  buttonNegative?: string;
  buttonNeutral?: string;
};

function request(
  permission: string,
  rationale?: Rationale | (() => Promise<boolean>),
): Promise<PermissionStatus>;
import {request, PERMISSIONS} from 'react-native-permissions';

request(PERMISSIONS.IOS.LOCATION_ALWAYS).then((result) => {
  // …
});

checkNotifications

Check notifications permission status and get notifications settings values.

type NotificationSettings = {
  // properties only available on iOS
  // unavailable settings will not be included in the response object
  alert?: boolean;
  badge?: boolean;
  sound?: boolean;
  carPlay?: boolean;
  criticalAlert?: boolean;
  provisional?: boolean;
  providesAppSettings?: boolean;
  lockScreen?: boolean;
  notificationCenter?: boolean;
};

function checkNotifications(): Promise<{
  status: PermissionStatus;
  settings: NotificationSettings;
}>;
import {checkNotifications} from 'react-native-permissions';

checkNotifications().then(({status, settings}) => {
  // …
});

requestNotifications

Request notifications permission status and get notifications settings values.

  • You have to target at least SDK 33 to perform request on Android 13+.
  • You cannot request notifications permissions on Windows. Disabling / enabling them can only be done through the App Settings.
// only used on iOS
type NotificationOption =
  | 'alert'
  | 'badge'
  | 'sound'
  | 'criticalAlert'
  | 'carPlay'
  | 'provisional'
  | 'providesAppSettings';

type NotificationSettings = {
  // properties only available on iOS
  // unavailable settings will not be included in the response object
  alert?: boolean;
  badge?: boolean;
  sound?: boolean;
  carPlay?: boolean;
  criticalAlert?: boolean;
  provisional?: boolean;
  providesAppSettings?: boolean;
  lockScreen?: boolean;
  notificationCenter?: boolean;
};

function requestNotifications(options: NotificationOption[]): Promise<{
  status: PermissionStatus;
  settings: NotificationSettings;
}>;
import {requestNotifications} from 'react-native-permissions';

requestNotifications(['alert', 'sound']).then(({status, settings}) => {
  // …
});

checkMultiple

Check multiples permissions in parallel.

⚠️  Android will never return blocked on checkMultiple, you have to call requestMultiple to get the info.

function checkMultiple<P extends Permission[]>(
  permissions: P,
): Promise<Record<P[number], PermissionStatus>>;
import {checkMultiple, PERMISSIONS} from 'react-native-permissions';

checkMultiple([PERMISSIONS.IOS.CAMERA, PERMISSIONS.IOS.FACE_ID]).then((statuses) => {
  console.log('Camera', statuses[PERMISSIONS.IOS.CAMERA]);
  console.log('FaceID', statuses[PERMISSIONS.IOS.FACE_ID]);
});

requestMultiple

Request multiple permissions in sequence.

function requestMultiple<P extends Permission[]>(
  permissions: P,
): Promise<Record<P[number], PermissionStatus>>;
import {requestMultiple, PERMISSIONS} from 'react-native-permissions';

requestMultiple([PERMISSIONS.IOS.CAMERA, PERMISSIONS.IOS.FACE_ID]).then((statuses) => {
  console.log('Camera', statuses[PERMISSIONS.IOS.CAMERA]);
  console.log('FaceID', statuses[PERMISSIONS.IOS.FACE_ID]);
});

openSettings

Open application settings.

function openSettings(): Promise<void>;
import {openSettings} from 'react-native-permissions';

openSettings().catch(() => console.warn('cannot open settings'));

openPhotoPicker (iOS 14+)

Open a picker to update the photo selection when PhotoLibrary permission is limited. This will reject if unsupported or if full permission is already granted.

function openPhotoPicker(): Promise<void>;
import {openPhotoPicker} from 'react-native-permissions';

openPhotoPicker().catch(() => {
  console.warn('Cannot open photo library picker');
});

checkLocationAccuracy (iOS 14+)

When LocationAlways or LocationWhenInUse is granted, allow checking if the user share his precise location.

type LocationAccuracy = 'full' | 'reduced';

function checkLocationAccuracy(): Promise<LocationAccuracy>;
import {checkLocationAccuracy} from 'react-native-permissions';

checkLocationAccuracy()
  .then((accuracy) => console.log(`Location accuracy is: ${accuracy}`))
  .catch(() => console.warn('Cannot check location accuracy'));

requestLocationAccuracy (iOS 14+)

When LocationAlways or LocationWhenInUse is granted, allow requesting the user for his precise location. Will resolve immediately if full accuracy is already authorized.

type LocationAccuracyOptions = {
  purposeKey: string;
};

type LocationAccuracy = 'full' | 'reduced';

function requestLocationAccuracy(options: LocationAccuracyOptions): Promise<LocationAccuracy>;
import {requestLocationAccuracy} from 'react-native-permissions';

requestLocationAccuracy({purposeKey: 'YOUR-PURPOSE-KEY'})
  .then((accuracy) => console.log(`Location accuracy is: ${accuracy}`))
  .catch(() => console.warn('Cannot request location accuracy'));

About iOS LOCATION_ALWAYS permission

If you are requesting PERMISSIONS.IOS.LOCATION_ALWAYS, there won't be a Always Allow button in the system dialog. Only Allow Once, Allow While Using App and Don't Allow. This is expected behaviour, check the Apple Developer Docs.

When requesting PERMISSIONS.IOS.LOCATION_ALWAYS, if the user choose Allow While Using App, a provisional "always" status will be granted. The user will see While Using in the settings and later will be informed that your app is using the location in background. That looks like this:

Screenshot

Subsequently, if you are requesting LOCATION_ALWAYS permission, there is no need to request LOCATION_WHEN_IN_USE. If the user accepts, LOCATION_WHEN_IN_USE will be granted too. If the user denies, LOCATION_WHEN_IN_USE will be denied too.

Testing with Jest

If you don't already have a Jest setup file configured, please add the following to your Jest configuration file and create the new jest.setup.js file in project root:

setupFiles: ['<rootDir>/jest.setup.js'];

You can then add the following line to that setup file to mock the NativeModule.RNPermissions:

jest.mock('react-native-permissions', () => require('react-native-permissions/mock'));

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