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React Native Clipboard API for both iOS and Android

iOS Android

Getting started

Install the library using either Yarn:

yarn add @react-native-community/clipboard

or npm:

npm install --save @react-native-community/clipboard


For iOS, use cocoapods to link the package.

run the following command:

$ npx pod-install

For android, the package will be linked automatically on build.

run the following command to link the package:

$ react-native link @react-native-community/clipboard

or you could follow the instructions to manually link the project

Upgrading to React Native 0.60+

New React Native comes with autolinking feature, which automatically links Native Modules in your project. In order to get it to work, make sure you unlink Clipboard first:

$ react-native unlink @react-native-community/clipboard

Migrating from the core react-native module

This module was created when the Clipboard API was split out from the core of React Native. To migrate to this module you need to follow the installation instructions above and then change you imports from:

import { Clipboard } from "react-native";


import Clipboard from "@react-native-community/clipboard";


import React, { useState } from 'react'
import { SafeAreaView, View, Text, TouchableOpacity, StyleSheet } from 'react-native'
import Clipboard from '@react-native-community/clipboard'

const App = () => {
  const [copiedText, setCopiedText] = useState('')

  const copyToClipboard = () => {
    Clipboard.setString('hello world')

  const fetchCopiedText = async () => {
    const text = await Clipboard.getString()

  return (
    <SafeAreaView style={{ flex: 1 }}>
      <View style={styles.container}>
        <TouchableOpacity onPress={copyToClipboard}>
          <Text>Click here to copy to Clipboard</Text>
        <TouchableOpacity onPress={fetchCopiedText}>
          <Text>View copied text</Text>

        <Text style={styles.copiedText}>{copiedText}</Text>


const styles = StyleSheet.create({
  container: {
    flex: 1,
    justifyContent: 'center',
    alignItems: 'center'
  copiedText: {
    marginTop: 10,
    color: 'red'

export default App





static getString()

Get content of string type, this method returns a Promise, so you can use following code to get clipboard content

async _getContent() {
  var content = await Clipboard.getString();


static setString(content)

Set content of string type. You can use following code to set clipboard content

_setContent() {
  Clipboard.setString('hello world');


Name Type Required Description
content string Yes The content to be stored in the clipboard


useClipboard is a utility hooks for the Clipboard module. data contains the content stored in the clipboard.

import React, { useEffect } from 'react'
import { Text } from 'react-native'
import { useClipboard } from '@react-native-community/clipboard'

export const HooksSample = () => {
  const [data, setString] = useClipboard();

  useEffect(() => {
    setString('hello world');
  }, [])

  return (<Text>{data}</Text>)



Please see the contributing guide.


The library is released under the MIT licence. For more information see LICENSE.