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React Native DateTimePicker

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React Native date & time picker component for iOS, Android and Windows.




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Expo users notice

This module is part of Expo - see docs. However, Expo SDK may not contain the latest version of the module and therefore, the newest features and bugfixes may not be available in Expo. Use the command expo install @react-native-community/datetimepicker (not yarn or npm) to install this module - Expo will automatically install the latest version compatible with your Expo SDK (which may not be the latest version of the module available).

Getting started

npm install @react-native-community/datetimepicker --save


yarn add @react-native-community/datetimepicker

Autolinking is not yet implemented on Windows, so Manual installation is needed.

RN >= 0.60

If you are using RN >= 0.60, only run npx pod-install. Then rebuild your project.

RN < 0.60

For RN < 0.60, you need to link the dependency using react-native link:

react-native link @react-native-community/datetimepicker

Then run npx pod-install and rebuild your project.

If this does not work, see Manual installation.

General Usage

import DateTimePicker from '@react-native-community/datetimepicker';


const DateTimePicker = require('@react-native-community/datetimepicker');

Basic usage with state

import React, {useState} from 'react';
import {View, Button, Platform} from 'react-native';
import DateTimePicker from '@react-native-community/datetimepicker';
export const App = () => {
  const [date, setDate] = useState(new Date(1598051730000));
  const [mode, setMode] = useState('date');
  const [show, setShow] = useState(false);
  const onChange = (event, selectedDate) => {
    const currentDate = selectedDate || date;
    setShow(Platform.OS === 'ios');
  const showMode = (currentMode) => {

  const showDatepicker = () => {

  const showTimepicker = () => {

  return (
        <Button onPress={showDatepicker} title="Show date picker!" />
        <Button onPress={showTimepicker} title="Show time picker!" />
      {show && (


Please note that this library currently exposes functionality from UIDatePicker on iOS and DatePickerDialog + TimePickerDialog on Android, and CalendarDatePicker +TimePicker on Windows.

These native classes offer only limited configuration, while there are dozens of possible options you as a developer may need. It follows that if your requirement is not supported by the backing native views, this library will not be able to implement your requirement. When you open an issue with a feature request, please document if (or how) the feature can be implemented using the aforementioned native views. If those views do not support what you need, such feature requests will be closed as not actionable.

mode (optional)

Defines the type of the picker.

List of possible values:

  • "date" (default for iOS and Android and Windows)
  • "time"
  • "datetime" (iOS only)
  • "countdown" (iOS only)
<RNDateTimePicker mode="time" />

display (optional)

Defines the visual display of the picker. The default value is "default".

List of possible values for Android

  • "default" - Show a default date picker (spinner/calendar/clock) based on mode and Android version.
  • "spinner"
  • "calendar" (only for date mode)
  • "clock" (only for time mode)

List of possible values for iOS (maps to preferredDatePickerStyle)

  • "default" - Automatically pick the best style available for the current platform & mode.
  • "spinner" - the usual appearance with a wheel from which you choose values
  • "compact" - Affects only iOS 14 and later. Will fall back to "spinner" if not supported.
  • "inline" - Affects only iOS 14 and later. Will fall back to "spinner" if not supported.
<RNDateTimePicker display="spinner" />

onChange (optional)

Date change handler.

This is called when the user changes the date or time in the UI. It receives the event and the date as parameters.

setDate = (event, date) => {};

<RNDateTimePicker onChange={this.setDate} />;

value (required)

Defines the date or time value used in the component.

<RNDateTimePicker value={new Date()} />

maximumDate (optional)

Defines the maximum date that can be selected. Note that on Android, this only works for date mode because TimePicker does not support this.

<RNDateTimePicker maximumDate={new Date(2300, 10, 20)} />

minimumDate (optional)

Defines the minimum date that can be selected. Note that on Android, this only works for date mode because TimePicker does not support this.

<RNDateTimePicker minimumDate={new Date(1950, 0, 1)} />

timeZoneOffsetInMinutes (optional, iOS only)

Allows changing of the timeZone of the date picker. By default it uses the device's time zone.

// GMT+1
<RNDateTimePicker timeZoneOffsetInMinutes={60} />

timeZoneOffsetInSeconds (optional, Windows only)

Allows changing of the time zone of the date picker. By default it uses the device's time zone.

// UTC+1
<RNDateTimePicker timeZoneOffsetInSeconds={3600} />

dayOfWeekFormat (optional, Windows only)

Sets the display format for the day of the week headers. Reference: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/uwp/api/windows.ui.xaml.controls.calendarview.dayofweekformat?view=winrt-18362#remarks

<RNDateTimePicker dayOfWeekFormat={'{dayofweek.abbreviated(2)}'} />

dateFormat (optional, Windows only)

Sets the display format for the date value in the picker's text box. Reference: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/uwp/api/windows.globalization.datetimeformatting.datetimeformatter?view=winrt-18362#examples

<RNDateTimePicker dateFormat="dayofweek day month" />

firstDayOfWeek (optional, Windows only)

Indicates which day is shown as the first day of the week.

<RNDateTimePicker firstDayOfWeek={DAY_OF_WEEK.Wednesday} />
// The native parameter type is an enum defined in defined https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/uwp/api/windows.globalization.dayofweek?view=winrt-18362 - meaning an integer needs to passed here (DAY_OF_WEEK).

textColor (optional, iOS only)

Allows changing of the textColor of the date picker. Has effect only when display is "spinner".

<RNDateTimePicker textColor="red" />

locale (optional, iOS only)

Allows changing of the locale of the component. By default it uses the device's locale.

<RNDateTimePicker locale="es-ES" />

is24Hour (optional, Windows and Android only)

Allows changing of the time picker to a 24 hour format. By default, this value is decided automatcially based on the user's chosen locale and other preferences.

<RNDateTimePicker is24Hour={true} />

neutralButtonLabel (optional, Android only)

Allows displaying neutral button on picker dialog. Pressing button can be observed in onChange handler as event.type === 'neutralButtonPressed'

<RNDateTimePicker neutralButtonLabel="clear" />

minuteInterval (optional)

The interval at which minutes can be selected. Possible values are: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 12, 15, 20, 30

(On Windows, this can be any number between 0-59.)

<RNDateTimePicker minuteInterval={10} />

style (optional, iOS only)

Sets style directly on picker component. By default, the picker height is fixed to 216px.

Please note that by default, picker's text color is controlled by the application theme (light / dark mode). In dark mode, text is white and in light mode, text is black.

This means that eg. if the device has dark mode turned on, and your screen background color is white, you will not see the picker. Please use the Appearance api to adjust the picker's background color so that it is visible, as we do in the example App or opt-out from dark mode.

<RNDateTimePicker style={{flex: 1}} />

Migration from the older components

RNDateTimePicker is the new common name used to represent the old versions of iOS and Android.

On Android, open picker modals will update the selected date and/or time if the prop value changes. For example, if a HOC holding state, updates the value prop. Previously the component used to close the modal and render a new one on consecutive calls.


  • initialDate is deprecated, use value instead.

    // Before
    <DatePickerIOS initialValue={new Date()} />
    // Now
    <RNDateTimePicker value={new Date()} />
  • date is deprecated, use value instead.

    // Before
    <DatePickerIOS date={new Date()} />
    // Now
    <RNDateTimePicker value={new Date()} />
  • onChange now returns also the date.

    // Before
    onChange = (event) => {};
    <DatePickerIOS onChange={this.o

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