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React Native Local and Remote Notifications

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React Native Local and Remote Notifications for iOS and Android

Supported React Native Versions

Component Version RN Versions README
1.0.7 <= 0.27 Open
1.0.8 0.28 Open
2.0.1 0.29 Open
2.0.2 0.30, 0.31, 0.32 Open
>= 2.1.0 >= 0.33 Open


Changelog is available from version 3.1.1 here: Changelog


npm install --save react-native-push-notification or yarn add react-native-push-notification

react-native link react-native-push-notification

NOTE: For Android, you will still have to manually update the AndroidManifest.xml (as below) in order to use Scheduled Notifications.


Having a problem? Read the troubleshooting guide before raising an issue.

Pull Requests

Please read...

iOS manual Installation

The component uses PushNotificationIOS for the iOS part.

Please see: PushNotificationIOS

Android manual Installation

NOTE: play-service-gcm and firebase-messaging, prior to version 15 requires to have the same version number in order to work correctly at build time and at run time. To use a specific version:

In your android/build.gradle

ext {
    googlePlayServicesVersion = "<Your play services version>" // default: "+"
    firebaseVersion = "<Your Firebase version>" // default: "+"

    // Other settings
    compileSdkVersion = <Your compile SDK version> // default: 23
    buildToolsVersion = "<Your build tools version>" // default: "23.0.1"
    targetSdkVersion = <Your target SDK version> // default: 23
    supportLibVersion = "<Your support lib version>" // default: 23.1.1

NOTE: localNotification() works without changes in the application part, while localNotificationSchedule() only works with these changes:

In your AndroidManifest.xml

    <!-- < Only if you're using GCM or localNotificationSchedule() > -->
    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.WAKE_LOCK" />
        android:protectionLevel="signature" />
    <uses-permission android:name="${applicationId}.permission.C2D_MESSAGE" />
    <!-- < Only if you're using GCM or localNotificationSchedule() > -->

    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.VIBRATE" />
    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED"/>

    <application ....>
        <meta-data  android:name="com.dieam.reactnativepushnotification.notification_channel_name"
                android:value="YOUR NOTIFICATION CHANNEL NAME"/>
        <meta-data  android:name="com.dieam.reactnativepushnotification.notification_channel_description"
                    android:value="YOUR NOTIFICATION CHANNEL DESCRIPTION"/>
        <!-- Change the resource name to your App's accent color - or any other color you want -->
        <meta-data  android:name="com.dieam.reactnativepushnotification.notification_color"

        <!-- < Only if you're using GCM or localNotificationSchedule() > -->
            android:permission="" >
                <action android:name="" />
                <category android:name="${applicationId}" />
        <!-- < Only if you're using GCM or localNotificationSchedule() > -->

        <receiver android:name="com.dieam.reactnativepushnotification.modules.RNPushNotificationPublisher" />
        <receiver android:name="com.dieam.reactnativepushnotification.modules.RNPushNotificationBootEventReceiver">
                <action android:name="android.intent.action.BOOT_COMPLETED" />
        <service android:name="com.dieam.reactnativepushnotification.modules.RNPushNotificationRegistrationService"/>

        <!-- < Only if you're using GCM or localNotificationSchedule() > -->
            android:exported="false" >
                <action android:name="" />
        <!-- </ Only if you're using GCM or localNotificationSchedule() > -->

        <!-- < Else > -->
            android:exported="false" >
                <action android:name="" />
        <!-- </Else> -->

In android/settings.gradle

include ':react-native-push-notification'
project(':react-native-push-notification').projectDir = file('../node_modules/react-native-push-notification/android')

In android/app/src/res/values/colors.xml (Create the file if it doesn't exist).

    <color name="white">#FFF</color>

Manually register module in (if you did not use react-native link):

import com.dieam.reactnativepushnotification.ReactNativePushNotificationPackage;  // <--- Import Package

public class MainApplication extends Application implements ReactApplication {

  private final ReactNativeHost mReactNativeHost = new ReactNativeHost(this) {
      protected boolean getUseDeveloperSupport() {
        return BuildConfig.DEBUG;

      protected List<ReactPackage> getPackages() {

      return Arrays.<ReactPackage>asList(
          new MainReactPackage(),
          new ReactNativePushNotificationPackage() // <---- Add the Package



var PushNotification = require('react-native-push-notification');


    // (optional) Called when Token is generated (iOS and Android)
    onRegister: function(token) {
        console.log( 'TOKEN:', token );

    // (required) Called when a remote or local notification is opened or received
    onNotification: function(notification) {
        console.log( 'NOTIFICATION:', notification );

        // process the notification

        // required on iOS only (see fetchCompletionHandler docs:

    // ANDROID ONLY: GCM or FCM Sender ID (product_number) (optional - not required for local notifications, but is need to receive remote push notifications)
    senderID: "YOUR GCM (OR FCM) SENDER ID",

    // IOS ONLY (optional): default: all - Permissions to register.
    permissions: {
        alert: true,
        badge: true,
        sound: true

    // Should the initial notification be popped automatically
    // default: true
    popInitialNotification: true,

      * (optional) default: true
      * - Specified if permissions (ios) and token (android and ios) will requested or not,
      * - if not, you must call PushNotificationsHandler.requestPermissions() later
    requestPermissions: true,

Example app

Example folder contains an example app to demonstrate how to use this package. The notification Handling is done in NotifService.js. For Remote notifications, configure your SenderId in app.json. You can also edit it directly in the app. To send Push notifications, you can use the online tool PushWatch.

Please test your PRs with this example app before submitting them. It'll help maintaining this repo.

Handling Notifications

When any notification is opened or received the callback onNotification is called passing an object with the notification data.

Notification object example:

    foreground: false, // BOOLEAN: If the notification was received in foreground or not
    userInteraction: false, // BOOLEAN: If the notification was opened by the user from the notification area or not
    message: 'My Notification Message', // STRING: The notification message
    data: {}, // OBJECT: The push data

Local Notifications

PushNotification.localNotification(details: Object)


    /* Android Only Properties */
    id: '0', // (optional) Valid unique 32 bit integer specified as string. default: Autogenerated Unique ID
    ticker: "My Notification Ticker", // (optional)
    autoCancel: true, // (optional) default: true
    largeIcon: "ic_launcher", // (optional) default: "ic_launcher"
    smallIcon: "ic_notification", // (optional) default: "ic_notification" with fallback for "ic_launcher"
    bigText: "My big text that will be shown when notification is expanded", // (optional) default: "message" prop
    subText: "This is a subText", // (optional) default: none
    color: "red", // (optional) default: system default
    vibrate: true, // (optional) default: true
    vibration: 300, // vibration length in milliseconds, ignored if vibrate=false, default: 1000
    tag: 'some_tag', // (optional) add tag to message
    group: "group", // (optional) add group to message
    ongoing: false, // (optional) set whether this is an "ongoing" notification
    priority: "high", // (optional) set notification priority, default: high
    visibility: "private", // (optional) set notification visibility, default: private
    importance: "high", // (optional) set notification importance, default: high

    /* iOS only properties */
    alertAction: // (optional) default: view
    category: // (optional) default: null
    userInfo: // (optional) default: null (object containing additional notification data)

    /* iOS and Android properties */
    title: "My Notification Title", // (optional)
    message: "My Notification Message", // (required)
    playSound: false, // (optional) default: true
    soundName: 'default', // (optional) Sound to play when the notification is shown. Value of 'default' plays the default sound. It can be set to a custom sound such as 'android.resource://'. It will look for the 'my_sound' audio file in 'res/raw' directory and play it. default: 'default' (default sound is played)
    number: '10', // (optional) Valid 32 bit integer specified as string. default: none (Cannot be zero)
    repeatType: 'day', // (optional) Repeating interval. Check 'Repeating Notifications' section for more info.
    actions: '["Yes", "No"]',  // (Android only) See the doc for notification actions to know more

Scheduled Notifications

PushNotification.localNotificationSchedule(details: Object)


  //... You can use all the options from localNotifications
  message: "My Notification Message", // (required)
  date: new Date( + (60 * 1000)) // in 60 secs

Custom sounds

In android, add your custom sound file to [project_root]/android/app/src/main/res/raw

In iOS, add your custom sound file to the project Resources in xCode.

In the location notification json specify the full file name:

soundName: 'my_sound.mp3'

Cancelling notifications

1) cancelLocalNotifications


The id parameter for PushNotification.localNotification is required for this operation. The id supplied will then be used for the cancel operation.

// Android
    id: '123'
PushNotification.cancelLocalNotifications({id: '123'});

Notification priority

(optional) Specify priority to set priority of notification. Default value: "high"

Available options:

"max" = NotficationCompat.PRIORITY_MAX
"high" = NotficationCompat.PRIORITY_HIGH
"low" = NotficationCompat.PRIORITY_LOW
"min" = NotficationCompat.PRIORITY_MIN
"default" = NotficationCompat.PRIORITY_DEFAULT

More information:

Notification visibility

(optional) Specify visibility to set visibility of notification. Default value: "private"

Available options:

"private" = NotficationCompat.VISIBILITY_PRIVATE
"public" = NotficationCompat.VISIBILITY_PUBLIC
"secret" = NotficationCompat.VISIBILITY_SECRET

More information:

Notification importance

(optional) Specify importance to set importance of notification. Default value: "high"

Available options:

"default" = NotificationManager.IMPORTANCE_DEFAULT
"max" = NotificationManager.IMPORTANCE_MAX
"high" = NotificationManager.IMPORTANCE_HIGH
"low" = NotificationManager.IMPORTANCE_LOW
"min" = NotificationManager.IMPORTANCE_MIN
"none" = NotificationManager.IMPORTANCE_NONE
"unspecified" = NotificationManager.IMPORTANCE_UNSPECIFIED

More information:


The userInfo parameter for PushNotification.localNotification is required for this operation and must contain an id parameter. The id supplied will then be used for the cancel operation.

// IOS
    userInfo: { id: '123' }
PushNotification.cancelLocalNotifications({id: '123'});

2) cancelAllLocalNotifications


Cancels all scheduled notifications AND clears the notifications alerts that are in the notification centre.

NOTE: there is currently no api for removing specific notification alerts from the notification centre.

Repeating Notifications

(optional) Specify repeatType and optionally repeatTime while scheduling the local notification. Check the local notification example above.

Property repeatType could be one of week, day, hour, minute, time. If specified as time, it should be accompanied by one more parameter repeatTime which should the number of milliseconds between each interval.

Notification Actions

(Android only) Refer to this issue to see an example of a notification action.

Two things are required to setup notification actions.

1) Specify notification actions for a notification

This is done by specifying an actions parameters while configuring the local notification. This is an array of strings where each string is a notification action that will be presented with the notification.

For e.g. actions: '["Accept", "Reject"]' // Must be in string format

The array itself is specified in string format to circumvent some problems because of the way JSON arrays are handled by react-native android bridge.

2) Specify handlers for the notification actions

For each action specified in the actions field, we need to add a handler that is called when the user clicks on the action. This can be done in the componentWillMount of your main app file or in a separate file which is imported in your main app file. Notification actions handlers can be configured as below:

import PushNotificationAndroid from 'react-native-push-notification'

(function() {
  // Register all the valid actions for notifications here and add the action handler for each action
  DeviceEventEmitter.addListener('notificationActionReceived', function(action){
    console.log ('Notification action received: ' + action);
    const info = JSON.parse(action.dataJSON);
    if (info.action == 'Accept') {
      // Do work pertaining to Accept action here
    } else if (info.action == 'Reject') {
      // Do work pertaining to Reject action here
    // Add all the required actions handlers

For iOS, you can use this package to add notification actions.

Set application badge icon

PushNotification.setApplicationIconBadgeNumber(number: number)

Works natively in iOS.

Uses the ShortcutBadger on Android, and as such will not work on all Android devices.

Sending Notification Data From Server

Same parameters as PushNotification.localNotification()

Android Only Methods

PushNotification.subscribeToTopic(topic: string) Subscribe to a topic (works only with Firebase)

Checking Notification Permissions

PushNotification.checkPermissions(callback: Function) Check permissions

callback will be invoked with a permissions object:

  • alert: boolean
  • badge: boolean
  • sound: boolean

iOS Only Methods

PushNotification.getApplicationIconBadgeNumber(callback: Function) Get badge number

PushNotification.abandonPermissions() Abandon permissions


React Native Local and Remote Notifications

License:MIT License


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