npm i react-native-file-selector


React Native: Native File Selector

by Pranav Raj Singh Chauhan

1.0.2 (see all)License:Apache LicenseTypeScript:Not FoundCategories:React Native File Selector
npm i react-native-file-selector

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ReactNative: Native File Selector (Android/iOS)

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This library is a ReactNative Bridge around native libraries. It allows you to natively select/pick file from device file system:

Android: nbsp-team/MaterialFilePicker/

Note: It allows you to pick file without using Intent/Third Party Software

iOS: marmelroy/FileBrowser

Note: It allows you to select only local files associate to app sandbox.

📖 Getting started

$ npm install react-native-file-selector --save

This library is supports RN60 and above

  • iOS

iOS Prerequisite: Please make sure CocoaPods is installed on your system

- Add the following to your `Podfile` -> `ios/Podfile` and run pod update:

  pod 'RNFileSelector', :path => '../node_modules/react-native-file-selector/ios'

  use_frameworks! :linkage => :static

  pod 'FileBrowser', :git => 'https://github.com/prscX/FileBrowser'

  # Follow [Flipper iOS Setup Guidelines](https://fbflipper.com/docs/getting-started/ios-native)
  # This is required because iOSPhotoEditor is implemented using Swift and we have to use use_frameworks! in Podfile
  $static_framework = ['FlipperKit', 'Flipper', 'Flipper-Folly',
    'CocoaAsyncSocket', 'ComponentKit', 'Flipper-DoubleConversion',
    'Flipper-Glog', 'Flipper-PeerTalk', 'Flipper-RSocket', 'Yoga', 'YogaKit',
    'CocoaLibEvent', 'OpenSSL-Universal', 'boost-for-react-native']
  pre_install do |installer|
    Pod::Installer::Xcode::TargetValidator.send(:define_method, :verify_no_static_framework_transitive_dependencies) {}
    installer.pod_targets.each do |pod|
        if $static_framework.include?(pod.name)
          def pod.build_type;
  • Please make sure Flipper iOS Setup Guidelines steps are added to Podfile, since iOSPhotoEditor is implemented using Swift and we have to use use_frameworks! in Podfile
  • Android

  • Add below color attributes in your app's android/app/src/main/res/values/color.xml file. You can provide your own color codes.

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
        <color name="colorPrimary">#3F51B5</color>
        <color name="colorPrimaryDark">#303F9F</color>
        <color name="colorAccent">#FF4081</color>

💻 Usage

import RNFileSelector from 'react-native-file-selector';

  • API Way
        title: 'Select File',
        onDone: (path) => {
            console.log('file selected: ' + path)
        onCancel: () => {
  • React Way
<RNFileSelector title={"Select File"} visible={this.state.visible} onDone={() => {
    console.log("file selected: " + path);
}} onCancel={() => {

💡 Props

titlestringTitle on the toolbar
closeMenustringtrueColor of tint
hiddenFiles: AndroidboolfalseIf true it shows hidden files as well
pathstringPath of directory
filterstringFilter to sort the files
filterDirectories: AndroidboolFilter should be applied on directories or not
onDonefuncFunction called when file is selected
onCancelfuncFunction called when file selector is closed without selecting any file
visibleboolfalseTo invoke file selector


  • Filter
    • Android: Please find regex/Pattern for defining filter
    • iOS: Array of file extension needs to be ignore

✨ Credits

🤔 How to contribute

Have an idea? Found a bug? Please raise to ISSUES. Contributions are welcome and are greatly appreciated! Every little bit helps, and credit will always be given.

💫 Where is this library used?

If you are using this library in one of your projects, add it in this list below. ✨

📜 License

This library is provided under the Apache License.

RNFileSelector @ prscX

💖 Support my projects

I open-source almost everything I can, and I try to reply everyone needing help using these projects. Obviously, this takes time. You can integrate and use these projects in your applications for free! You can even change the source code and redistribute (even resell it).

However, if you get some profit from this or just want to encourage me to continue creating stuff, there are few ways you can do it:

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