React-Native Get Location

⚛ Simple to use React Native library to get native device location for Android and iOS.


  • React Native >= 0.45.0
  • iOS >= 8.0


  1. Install dependency package

    yarn add react-native-get-location


    npm i -S react-native-get-location
  2. Link the native project

    react-native link react-native-get-location

Android post install

For Android API < 23 you need to define the location permissions on AndroidManifest.xml.

<!-- Define ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION if you will use enableHighAccuracy=true  -->
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION"/>

<!-- Define ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION if you will use enableHighAccuracy=false  -->
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION"/>

iOS post install

You need to define the permission NSLocationWhenInUseUsageDescription on Info.plist.

<string>This app needs to get your location...</string>


There is only one function that you need to use to get the user's current location.

import GetLocation from 'react-native-get-location'

    enableHighAccuracy: true,
    timeout: 15000,
.then(location => {
.catch(error => {
    const { code, message } = error;
    console.warn(code, message);

For more details, see the Sample Project.


function GetLocation.getCurrentPosition(LocationConfig)


  • LocationConfig: Configuration object to determine how to get the user current location.


  • Promise<Location>: Promise thats resolve to a Location object.

Object LocationConfig


  • enableHighAccuracy: Set true to use 'fine location' (GPS) our false to use 'course location' (Wifi, Bluetooth, 3G).
  • timeout: The max time (in milliseconds) that you want to wait to receive a location.

Object Location


  • latitude: The latitude, in degrees.
  • longitude: The longitude, in degrees.
  • altitude: The altitude if available, in meters above the WGS 84 reference ellipsoid.
  • accuracy: The estimated horizontal accuracy of this location, radial, in meters.
  • speed: The speed if it is available, in meters/second over ground.
  • time: The UTC time of this fix, in milliseconds since January 1, 1970.
  • bearing: (Android only) The bearing, in degrees.
  • provider: (Android only) The name of the provider that generated this fix.
  • verticalAccuracy: (iOS only) The vertical accuracy of the location. Negative if the altitude is invalid.
  • course: (iOS only) The course of the location in degrees true North. Negative if course is invalid. (0.0 - 359.9 degrees, 0 being true North)

Error codes

Code Message
CANCELLED Location cancelled by user or by another request
UNAVAILABLE Location service is disabled or unavailable
TIMEOUT Location request timed out
UNAUTHORIZED Authorization denied