Initiate a phone call in React Native

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Initiate a phone call in React Native.
- Background
- [Running on Android](#running-on-android)
- [Running on iOS simulator](#running-on-ios-simulator)
- [Running on Android SDK 30+](#running-on-android-sdk-30)
- [Limitations](#limitations)
- Install - Usage
- [Example with phone and extension.](#example-with-phone-and-extension)
- API - Contributing - License


This is a small wrapper that allows you to initiate a phone call in React Native.

Running on Android

Running on iOS simulator

When running on the iOS simulator, you will get a the URL is invalid error. This will work on an actual device. The iOS simulator does not have access to the dialer app..

Running on Android SDK 30+

Android SDK 30 introduced changes around how apps can query and interact with other apps. This means Linking.canOpenURL returns false for all links unless a <queries> element is added to AndroidManifest.xml. Adding the following intent to android/app/src/main/AndroidManifest.xml should resolve the issue:
        <action android:name="android.intent.action.DIAL" />


This module only provides a simple wrapper around the Linking API and is thus limited in the functionality it can provide. If you are looking for additional functionality, such as being able to initiate a phone call without user confirmation, please use other packages like react-native-immediate-phone-call.


Install the package locally within you project folder with your package manager:
With npm:
npm install react-native-phone-call

With yarn:
yarn add react-native-phone-call


To use the module, call the function with an object containing the number to call as a argument.
import call from 'react-native-phone-call'

const args = {
  number: '9093900003', // String value with the number to call
  prompt: false, // Optional boolean property. Determines if the user should be prompted prior to the call 
  skipCanOpen: true // Skip the canOpenURL check


Example with phone and extension.

Use commas to add time between pressing different digits. (ex. dial a number and wait to be connected and menu to start being read. Press a number for an extension. Even wait longer for another menus and press another number for another extension.)
const args = {
  number: '9093900003,,,3,,,274', // Use commas to add time between digits.
  prompt: false



For all configuration options, please see the API docs.


Got an idea for a new feature? Found a bug? Contributions are welcome! Please open up an issue or make a pull request.


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