☝🏼 React Native Permissions

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A unified permissions API for React Native on iOS, Android and Windows.

For Windows only builds 18362 and later are supported.

πŸ‘‰ Try and give feedbacks about the next major version (3.0.0)!

Support

version react-native version
2.0.0+ 0.60.2+

Setup

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

iOS

By default no permission handler is installed. Update your Podfile by choosing the ones you want to check or request, then run pod install.

target 'YourAwesomeProject' do
  # …
  permissions_path = '../node_modules/react-native-permissions/ios'
  pod 'Permission-AppTrackingTransparency', :path => "#{permissions_path}/AppTrackingTransparency.podspec"
  pod 'Permission-BluetoothPeripheral', :path => "#{permissions_path}/BluetoothPeripheral.podspec"
  pod 'Permission-Calendars', :path => "#{permissions_path}/Calendars.podspec"
  pod 'Permission-Camera', :path => "#{permissions_path}/Camera.podspec"
  pod 'Permission-Contacts', :path => "#{permissions_path}/Contacts.podspec"
  pod 'Permission-FaceID', :path => "#{permissions_path}/FaceID.podspec"
  pod 'Permission-LocationAlways', :path => "#{permissions_path}/LocationAlways.podspec"
  pod 'Permission-LocationWhenInUse', :path => "#{permissions_path}/LocationWhenInUse.podspec"
  pod 'Permission-MediaLibrary', :path => "#{permissions_path}/MediaLibrary.podspec"
  pod 'Permission-Microphone', :path => "#{permissions_path}/Microphone.podspec"
  pod 'Permission-Motion', :path => "#{permissions_path}/Motion.podspec"
  pod 'Permission-Notifications', :path => "#{permissions_path}/Notifications.podspec"
  pod 'Permission-PhotoLibrary', :path => "#{permissions_path}/PhotoLibrary.podspec"
  pod 'Permission-Reminders', :path => "#{permissions_path}/Reminders.podspec"
  pod 'Permission-Siri', :path => "#{permissions_path}/Siri.podspec"
  pod 'Permission-SpeechRecognition', :path => "#{permissions_path}/SpeechRecognition.podspec"
  pod 'Permission-StoreKit', :path => "#{permissions_path}/StoreKit.podspec"

end

⚠️ If you see a No permission handler detected error: Make sure that you have at least one permission handler set up. In some cases the Xcode cache needs to be cleared (Xcode -> Product -> Clean Build Folder)

Then update your Info.plist with 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>NSCalendarsUsageDescription</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>NSLocationAlwaysUsageDescription</key>
  <string>YOUR TEXT</string>
  <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>NSRemindersUsageDescription</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>

Workaround for use_frameworks! issues

If you use use_frameworks!, add this at the top of your Podfile:

use_frameworks!

# Convert all permission pods into static libraries
pre_install do |installer|
  installer.pod_targets.each do |pod|
    if pod.name.eql?('RNPermissions') || pod.name.start_with?('Permission-')
      def pod.build_type;
        # Uncomment one line depending on your CocoaPods version
        # Pod::BuildType.static_library # >= 1.9
        # Pod::Target::BuildType.static_library # < 1.9
      end
    end
  end
end

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"
  package="com.myawesomeapp">

  <!-- 🚨 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.ACTIVITY_RECOGNITION" />
  <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ANSWER_PHONE_CALLS" />
  <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.BODY_SENSORS" />
  <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.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_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.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" />
  <uses-permission android:name="com.android.voicemail.permission.ADD_VOICEMAIL" />

  <!-- … -->

</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.

πŸ†˜ Manual linking

Because this package targets React Native 0.60.0+, you probably won't need to link it manually. Otherwise if it's not the case, follow these additional instructions. You also need to manual link the module on Windows when using React Native Windows prior to 0.63:

πŸ‘€ 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.reactnativecommunity.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
  2. 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.
  3. In pch.h add #include "winrt/RNPermissions.h".

  4. 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) ┃
   ┗━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━┛
                   β”‚
       Is the feature available
           on this deviceΒ ?
                   β”‚           ╔════╗
                   β”œβ”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β•‘ NO ║──────────────┐
                   β”‚           β•šβ•β•β•β•β•              β”‚
                ╔═════╗                            β–Ό
                β•‘ YES β•‘                 β”Œβ”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”
                β•šβ•β•β•β•β•β•                 β”‚ RESULTS.UNAVAILABLE β”‚
                   β”‚                    β””β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”˜
           Is the permission
             requestableΒ ?
                   β”‚           ╔════╗

Last updated Popular

v3.0.0-beta.2

Install

npm install react-native-permissions
yarn add react-native-permissions

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Contributors

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