Use this RN component to send an SMS with a callback (completed/cancelled/error). iOS and Android are both supported.

Currently, only user-initiated sending of an SMS is supported. This means you can't use react-native-sms to send an SMS in the background-- this package displays the native SMS view (populated with any recipients/body you want), and gives a callback describing the status of the SMS (completed/cancelled/error). PRs are welcome!

How to install

  1. npm install react-native-sms --save

Getting things set up

The compiler needs to know how to find your sweet new module!

react-native link react-native-sms

Additional Android Setup

Note: If using RN < v0.47, use react-native-sms <= v1.4.2

Just a few quick & easy things you need to set up in order to get SendSMS up and running!

  1. Navigate to your (MyApp/android/app/src/main/java/some/other/directories/

At the top of the file

import android.content.Intent; // <-- include if not already there
import com.tkporter.sendsms.SendSMSPackage;

Inside MainActivity (place entire function if it's not there already)

public void onActivityResult(int requestCode, int resultCode, Intent data) {
	super.onActivityResult(requestCode, resultCode, data);
	//probably some other stuff here
	SendSMSPackage.getInstance().onActivityResult(requestCode, resultCode, data);

Then head to your [MyApp] (MyApp/android/app/src/main/java/so/many/dirs/

Make sure import com.tkporter.sendsms.SendSMSPackage; is there

Then head down to getPackages(), it has to look similar to this

protected List<ReactPackage> getPackages() {
	//some variables

	return Arrays.<ReactPackage>asList(
		//probably some items like `new BlahPackage(),`
		//just add into the list (don't forget commas!):

Navigate to your AndroidManifest.xml (at MyApp/android/app/src/main/AndroidManifest.xml), and add this near the top with the other permssions

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

Ensure your launchMode for .MainActivity is


Using the module

Once everything is all setup, it's pretty simple:

SendSMS.send(myOptionsObject, callback);

Object Properties

Key Type Platforms Required? Description
body String iOS/Android No The text that shows by default when the SMS is initiated
recipients Array (strings) iOS/Android No Provides the phone number recipients to show by default
successTypes Array (strings) Android Yes An array of types that would trigger a "completed" response when using android

Possible values:

'all' 'inbox' 'sent' 'draft' 'outbox' 'failed' 'queued'
allowAndroidSendWithoutReadPermission boolean Android No By default, SMS will only be initiated on Android if the user accepts the READ_SMS permission (which is required to provide completion statuses to the callback).

Passing true here will allow the user to send a message even if they decline the READ_SMS permission, and will then provide generic callback values (all false) to your application.


import SendSMS from 'react-native-sms'

//some stuff

someFunction() {

		body: 'The default body of the SMS!',
		recipients: ['0123456789', '9876543210'],
		successTypes: ['sent', 'queued'],
		allowAndroidSendWithoutReadPermission: true
	}, (completed, cancelled, error) => {

		console.log('SMS Callback: completed: ' + completed + ' cancelled: ' + cancelled + 'error: ' + error);